May, 2011 I purchased a Samsung Series 4 4000/4010 19"TV at Grand Appliances in Chicago, IL Since I didn't have a DVD player at the time I didn't try to hook one up to the TV set. On 3/1/2013 when I acquired a Sony DVD player and tried to hook it up to the Samsung TV, I discovered that there was only one hole for the yellow prong from DVD player and none-- as required-- to plug in the other red and white prongs.
I called Samsung at 1-800-726-7864 to solve the problem. The first person, a woman, talked to me and a friend who is more electronically savvy than I. When she couldn't come with an answer she passed us on to a higher level tech. This tech, another woman could not also find a solution , gave me a transaction # 5105303593 and transferred me to another tech in So. Carolina, Ricky. He couldn't solve the problem either, gave me another transaction #5105303593 and transferred me to another department where he said they might have solutions (Executive Complaint Service?).
I had waited over an hour and a half on hold to be transferred from the second woman to Ricky!
Diaunera, ext. 85303 in So. Carolina, said at first she would look for a replacement part. When I pointed out there was no way part could solve the problem she said I was no longer under warranty and the only solution was for me to pay for service out of my own pocket. When I pointed out that I had been sold a defective product she said that didn't matter the only way for me to get it fixed was to pay for service.
She obviously didn't understand the situation, was trained only to spout memorized answers, not think the problem through or have any motivation to solve it.
I asked to speak a supervisor ASAP. She said they were all in a meeting and she would have one call me later.
It's four hours later. No one has called.
Samsung has a reputation for making excellent products so it's amazing that they would manufacture and sell a TV that was totally defective from the start. It's also hard to imagine that Samsung would design one to which no DVD player could be attached. And why then would the manual as well as the back of the set include instructions for attaching a DVD player?
It took 3 hours on one phone call ti find out the set was defective, their customer service is incredibly awful and personnel incompetent, uncaring and poorly trained.
Since I'm a crippled 77-year old living on Social Security, I want Samsung to either send a service person to my home to repair or replace this set with one that can be used with a DVD player--- at their expense!