Well, just decided for the hell of it to call Sony tech support to see what they have to say about this. The person I talked to just took my info, and told him what I see on my screen that's basically it. He said next step is the technical team will evaluate this and get back to me.
I'm so torn, because this TV is so amazing! I'm not even sure that even with the banding I could let it go back!...lol....I kinda just want to see if Sony will acknowledge it and give a definitive answer on what this problem is.