I've been debating back and forth with myself for quite some time, and I have finally decided to purchase my LN46A650 to replace a Westinghouse 32" that I've had for a few years.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the TV, except for one annoyance, which I'm leaving to all you experts to decide whether or not it's a major problem or not! It's a problem that needs to be fixed, or else the TV will need to be returned. However, I do not know if it is a defect in my screen, or if it is something a simple setting could fix. I've done a search on AVS about it, but I haven't been able to find anyone with an issue relating to mine. Hopefully I simply overlooked the answer somewhere, and what I describe will come with an obvious answer from someone!
Essentially, the issue is that anywhere on the screen where there may be a slight hue of red, the red lines and spots begin appearing in that area, causing the screen to look *weird* and messed up. The red spots and streaks appear towards the edge of the red area, and somewhat flicker in the process. Even when I pause the video feed, the red dots and lines still have a flicker to them.
I've only tried it on the HDMI3 port, with the same HDMI cable. However, I've tried both standard cable and high-def cable from my Motorola cable box, as well as a Blu-Ray movie from my PS3. Both video feeds experienced the same red lines and dots.
It's hard to describe, so I've attached a picture, along with a video describing it on YouTube. The video may take a short while to process, since I just uploaded it.
If at all possible, I would prefer to not have to return this TV. The place that I purchased it from does not have anymore in stock, nor are they going to be getting any in for awhile; nor do I have a vehicle that I can transport the TV in. I had to have someone help me pick it up today! So, I'm sort of out of luck, if I cannot get this fixed without having to return it.
I do not have the current configuration settings on the TV with me at the moment. I left them all at the default settings that they were when I first turned on the TV. If you would like those, please let me know, and I'll get the settings as soon as I get a chance, and hopefully that will help if needed.
Here is a link to the YouTube video of the TV's flicker (even while the video is paused):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1xG6Pa-QTs
Thanks so much!