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Does this forum cause harm? This forum brings the following to light:

1. DSE: How many people would have found this on their own to the point they would return a set?

2. Banding: Yes when serious this is huge but most light banding would never be noticed without this site.

3. Clouding: Most case are minor but once you know you have it it drives you crazy.

4. Phosphor Trails: This is huge if it effects you but 95% of the people do not even see it.

5. Flash Lighting: Most cases are very minor and without this site most people would never know it was there.


In conclusion, this forum is a great way to share a hobby and find out about major defects to be aware of but on the other hand it more than likely causes many people to start attacking the set they would have loved for years and never been the wiser. Don't let yourself stress the small stuff, no display is perfect no matter what the other person is telling you.
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Your conclusion goes for everything in life. So accordingly we should stop reading all things as they may expose us to the truth about stuff which might also cause us to stop and think about what we are doing. We should all go around believing everything is fine and accept all faults in products and people willingly.

Well, not most of the people on this forum. We are trying to find information to guide us in the best decision we can arrive at. Knowing nothing is perfect, at least we can avoid the most problematic and purchase the better quality things.
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The OP is on the right track. His post needs to be expanded beyond the mental confusion and fatigue that many may suffer from before purchase. It's one thing to read half a dozen reviews edited by the presumably trust-worthy professionals. It is another to wade through a swamp of personal preferences and biases where everybody claims that his opinion is as good as the next guy's.

What could be added to the OP's post is a word about the impact reading AVS posts may have on the financial health of the reader. The never-ending stream of the negative information the OP mentioned often leads to a buyer's remorse and a need to correct the "mistake". And that isn't cheap. Add to this the anticipation of better things to come and we got ourselves one very expensive hobby plus personal frustrution and an unhappy spouse.

To make matters even worse, AVS is addictive. Many who have already purchased their dream sets - so no buyer's remorse or need to upgrade - are still here for reasons that are more complex than just a need to know in order to make the right decision as the decision has already been made. As any addiction, it takes time that could be spent on other things like taking a walk. In that sense, spending time here is unhealthy form medical point of view.

Now I am going take that walk.
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. So accordingly we should stop reading all things as they may expose us to the truth about stuff which might also cause us to stop and think about what we are doing. We should all go around believing everything is fine and accept all faults in products and people willingly.


No, but we need to put things in perspective. If you love your set but it has slight flash lighting effects when you have a totally black screen in a dark room, big deal how often are you going to see it. If you need to go to a all grey screen and turn the brightness all the way up to see faint banding, stop watching the grey screen with the brightness maxed out. Why does someone with plasma care about phosphor trails if they do not see them?

No set on this forum is perfect no matter what the owner claims. If you found a defect before you visited this site then you more then likely have a real problem. If you would of never noticed an issue without this site, enjoy the site but do not let someone take away the set you have been enjoying for days or weeks or even longer.
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Does this forum cause harm? This forum brings the following to light:

1. DSE: How many people would have found this on their own to the point they would return a set?

2. Banding: Yes when serious this is hugh but most light banding would never be noticed without this site.

3. Clouding: Most case are minor but once you know you have it it drives you crazy.

4. Phosphor Trails: This is hugh if it effects you but 95% of the people do not even see it.

5. Flash Lighting: Most cases are very minor and without this site most people would never know it was there.


In conclusion, this forum is a great way to share a hobby and find out about major defects to be aware of but on the other hand it more than likely causes many people to start attacking the set they would have loved for years and never been the wiser. Don't let yourself stress the small stuff, no display is perfect no matter what the other person is telling you.

Very good advice. I agree that we should not get stressed over the small stuff, no matter how much of a perfectionist we think we are.

By the way, I think you mean HUGE rather than HUGH. Hugh is a man's name like the actor Hugh Jackman or Hugh Laurie who plays "House" on Fox TV.
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Maybe the thread title here should be. " Can we handle the truth?" Honestly, for an average person, they always don't know about the health hazards on TVs. It pays to be aware of the things around you.

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Honestly, reawakening 3 year old threads is a health hazard. rolleyes.gif
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eek.gif Nostalgia is a health hazard!!
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There's a lot of truth in that original post.
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Honestly, reawakening 3 year old threads is a health hazard. rolleyes.gif

I'm.........feeling.........dizzy........again
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yes, OCD is a health hazard... too bad most of us who frequent this forum have it, myself included wink.gif
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yes, OCD is a health hazard... too bad most of us who frequent this forum have it, myself included wink.gif

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I guess it's how much one obsesses. If everyone made a TV purchase today based on what they read from obsessive/critical/buyers remorse observations on forums, no one would ever buy a TV.
Remember back in the "good 'ole days"? All we had were CRT's (direct or RP). We just had a professional come and calibrate if desired. biggrin.gif
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Remember back in the "good 'ole days"? All we had were CRT's (direct or RP). We just had a professional come and calibrate if desired. biggrin.gif

I didn't know about calibrations then redface.gif
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Be afraid. . .. be very afraid and run way. . . . NOW! ! ! Do not stop. . . . DO NOT L@@K BACK!

This is a sad, sad place. With very sad and damaged people.

Wait. . . what am I doing here!?eek.gif

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I guess it's how much one obsesses. If everyone made a TV purchase today based on what they read from obsessive/critical/buyers remorse observations on forums, no one would ever buy a TV.
Remember back in the "good 'ole days"? All we had were CRT's (direct or RP). We just had a professional come and calibrate if desired. biggrin.gif

Calibration? On a CRT TV with only one point or maybe 2 point RGB? Puleeeeeeze!? What did calibrators do back then to stretch a 20 minute job out to 4 hours??!rolleyes.gif
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Uh...
Gregg Loewen spent a few hours and did a great job on my F38310 a few years ago. Made a great difference.

As a matter of fact, I just read a post recently where a poster was very happy with a calibration from ChadB. Not a CRT mind you, but nonetheless, the time and perhaps the fee was worth it.

Much better than whining about reading complaints or poo-pooing professional calibrations. The major problem with forums is that 80% of the posts are complaints or people asking for calibration settings. rolleyes.gif
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It was a joke. . . just a little jab at the rituals we all have here regarding getting that "perfect picture". smile.gif
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