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Why Does My Samsung TV Have a Yellow Tint?

Last Updated Jun 15, 2022
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Have you noticed an unusual color on your Samsung TV? Like a yellow tint across the face of your TV screen. This might happen when you turn on your TV, and sometimes, the yellow tint might go away when you connect an external device like your PS5. Sometimes, pictures will keep blinking out like your TV is losing signal. But why does your Samsung TV have a yellow tint, and how can you fix it?

This issue is often simple to fix. It might result from some bad setup in your TV’s color temperature settings, and a simple tweak to the color settings will fix the problem. A more technical solution might also be needed. 

Should your Samsung TV have a yellow tint, this article will guide you on why and how you can fix it.

How to Fix Yellow Tint on Samsung TV Screen

There are many ways you can fix the yellow tint on your Samsung TV. The steps are listed below.

Adjusting the Color Temperature

Color temperature refers to how red (warm) or blue (cool) the color palette is. This control helps you to adjust the color settings on your TV. You can change the color settings by following these steps:

  1. Using the TV remote, select settings and look for a menu item labelled video or picture.
  2. Select Color Temperature. A slider should appear that allows you to slide between cool and warm colors. The colors might also be labelled red or blue.
  3. Slide the settings away from red/warm and towards blue/cool using the remote control. You can leave the slider at the point where the color is most pleasing to you.

If you would like to learn more about Samsung TVs, take a look at this article. Now, let’s see the next step.

Adjusting the Hue

Adjusting the hue is just like adjusting the color temperature. In this case, the color extremes are between red and green. So, if you don’t like the result after adjusting the color temperature, you can adjust the hue by moving the slider towards the green extreme. 

Adjusting the hue and the color temperature is the most direct way to reduce the yellow tint on your screen. For a more technical solution, watch this video.

How Long Do Samsung TVs Last?

Did you just buy a new TV or decide on changing your current TV? Have you ever considered how long what you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on is going to last? You should know you get what you pay for, so if you buy a cheap TV, you should expect a shorter lifespan than the premium and more expensive ones. So how long does Samsung TV last?

An average lifespan of a Samsung TV is between 4 – 7 years; this is with constant use, the brightness set at the highest level and is mostly on. Although if adequately taken care of, it can last much longer.

So, if you want your TV to last longer, set the brightness to 75% or less. This will reduce the stress on the backlight and, in turn, ensure your TV lasts much longer.

How Do You Know When Your Samsung TV Is Going Bad?

Samsung TVs are expensive, and the warranty that always comes with them isn’t enough to cater to what might happen. They are delicate and can start showing signs of going bad at any time if not properly maintained. 

Here are common signs that show that your Samsung TV is going bad:

  • Vertical lines appear on the screen.
  • TV has no sound, or the sound quality is poor.
  • Television screen is blank or black.
  • The TV light blinks but doesn’t turn on.
  • The TV screen keeps flickering.
  • Picture fades on some areas of the screen when TV is on.
  • Image on the TV is fuzzy or appears to blur.
  • TV retains the image for a few moments when you change the channel.
  • The colors on the TV screen appear distorted.
  • TV takes a long time to come on.

Now let’s assume you have been using your Samsung TV for years, and it’s now going bad; when should you upgrade?

When Should You Upgrade to a New Samsung TV

TV experts say TVs are replaced every 4 – 7 years on average. So if your TV falls within this range, you are most likely missing out on the latest TV technology like video quality, resolution, sharpness, and color, so it’s time to upgrade.

Also, if your TV is already showing signs of going bad as described in the previous session, you can upgrade or change your TV to any of the Samsung TVs highlighted in the next session.

Samsung TVs You Can Buy Now

Samsung has a reputation for longevity and quality. The below table shows the list of Samsung TVs you can choose from if you want to upgrade:

Samsung TVs modelsKey Specifications
Samsung QN900AScreen Sizes: 65, 75, 85 inches. Resolution: 8KScreen type: Neo QLED
Samsung QN85AScreen Sizes: 55, 65, 75, 85 inches.Resolution: 4KScreen type: Neo QLED
Samsung Q80AScreen Sizes: 50, 55, 65, 75, 85 inches.Resolution: 4KScreen type: QLED
Samsung Q60AScreen Sizes: 43, 50, 55, 65, 75, 85 inches.Resolution: 4KScreen type: Edge-lit QLED
Samsung THE FRAME 2021Screen Sizes: 32, 43, 50, 55, 65, 75 inches.Resolution: 4K (1080p in 32-inch model)Screen type: QLED


Now you know everything you need to know about your Samsung TV’s yellow tinted screen.

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