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Might have gotten a bad unit?
on November 9, 2011
Update: 12.7.2011 - Received the replacement unit a bit ago (Amazon handled that part perfectly) and everything looks just as good, lag is still there but not an issue, but backlight is STILL terrible. I think just due to the fact that it's a 60'' edge lit tv, there's no avoiding it. I'm not going to get it replaced again, I'll live with it, but maybe it's quality control, I don't know.
I'm really only posting this to see if anyone is having the same problem as me, and if this is common to this tv. Overall, it's very good. Colors are GREAT, and picture quality is fantastic once you move the sharpness down to 0 (any more than that and the picture just gets dirty.)
My big complaint is the terrible light leakage on the backlight. On a black screen, I have light blotches all over the tv. Two in the top right and bottom left corner, one on the top middle, and general unevenness on the center.
It's not noticeable 95% of the time, but if the screen fades out, or a black videogame menu is up, it's very obvious and distracting.
My second complaint is that the TV noticeably lags, even in Game Mode. It's not that big of a deal, my receiver has compensation, but to notice lip sync errors even in game mode is a problem. Not even my other 6 year old LCD TV did that.
I'm working with Amazon to get this swapped out, hopefully that doesn't pose a headache, as this is not an easy tv to move around.
When I get a new one, I'll re-review.