Originally Posted by Hangedman
Can't wait for the 2012 model so i can get a replacement for this piece of ****, i'm sick of the banding and flashlighting... i go to my friends and i'm jaelous of their 700$ tv...
I paid 3000$ with extended warranty for this piece of ****...
I wasn't going to respond to this, but I'll step into it.
Not all TV's are without flaws, generally when on forums you will find more people with issues which makes the issue seem a lot greater then it is verses the numbers without issues.
You paid for a ultra thin screen with one of the smallest bezels on the market.
Samsung has sold millions of these sets without issue, there are a few that have some banding/flash lighting, a portion of those issues go away as the set breaks in after 3-4 weeks. Another portion goes away simply my calibrating the set and using the ECO sensor. Many people have these sets entirely too bright.
I have several clients with these sets, and I've only ever had an issue with one of the sets, it just happened to be the one in my living-room, Samsungs service was spot on, simple call to them and they got right on the issue.
I would suggest that if you can, take the panel back to your store, return it, and pickup a plasma, or something with a different backlight system, the older rear lit florescent would likely be a better fit for you.
Also, as a side note, I get that you're frustrated, but your tone in your post is not helpful, there are many easy ways to remedy your issues, and it doesn't seem like you've tried explored those much at all.
If your store won't take it back, call 1800SAMSUNG start the process with them.