Just wanted to give some heads up to those that might be purchasing a new Samsung set in the near future. Now, I've got four Samsungs at my house, two 75", one 82" and one 65". I helped my next door neighbors hang three Samsungs and another neighbor buddy hang four Samsungs. ALL of them had some sort of screen protection on them. The full length side panels, clear film on the frame and a light clear film across the entire screen. I just helped another buddy hang a 2021 Samsung QLED 65" 70 series. Beautiful TV until I instructed him to remove the clear film protecting the screen. The new sets don't have a clear film any longer. What we removed was an integral part of the screen now. Would have been nice if Samsung had included some sort of warning with the new TV. There was none. Looking around online several other folks have also discovered this. My guess is Samsung is going to be having a lot of TV's to fix. Fortunately in my Buddy's case, we took it right back to Best Buy and they exchanged it without question. While I'm not a huge BB fan I thought that was pretty cool of them to do that. Now, I have no idea if all the new sets are like this or just some of them. The one thing I noticed different on the 2021 vs. mine which are only 1-2 years old is the bezel has been changed. Mine are more flush and the bezel overlaps the screen a bit. The new sets have a very slight gap between the screen edge and the bezel and it's easy to see the film covering. Just passing this along so you don't make the same stupid mistake I did.
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