Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicagoland area
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I purchased this TV last week, got a good deal on it, and I wasn't looking for the perfect set. But the picture seems kind of dark. Granted, my living room location has a lot of windows, but I need to have this set on full backlight "torch" mode to have sufficient brightness. The specs state 500 cd/m2, which is in keeping with some of the brighter models. Are there any other owners of this TV who are keeping the backlight setting at 100 percent?
Also the blacks seem not so good, as already mentioned by some other commenters. I was ready for that, but not for the blacks going grey with only a small change in viewing angle. For example, laying on the floor while viewing will degrade the black levels significantly. Odd thing, I tried viewing this set from various angles at the store, and did not notice this level of degradation.
Trying to decide if I should keep this set. Plasma seems out of the question though, given my need of a bright TV, with plasma generally putting out less light. (Not interested in drawing the curtains every time we want to watch TV.)