Hi everyone, Last night I came home from Best Buy with the Samsung LN40E550. Overall my impression is a fairly positive one. colors are vibrant and pop without blooming, blacks are solid, not blackest but solid. Off angle , meh, could be better but I've seen worst, it's not it's strong point but not a deal breaker either.
The biggest concern was this unit suffers from horrible clouding, well actually only one cloud but it's a good sized one and located in the worst place possible. Dead center. it's unnotiicable during normal scenes etc and does very little to affect the picture. But any dark scenes it sticks out like a sore thumb. Trying to watch something Harry Potter would be unwatchable. when viewing dead center it's not all that noticalbe, but any slight off angle and it's clearly seen. I'm not talking way off to the side, but just the slightest off center viewing.
This unfortunatly is a deal breaker.
lowering the backlight to just 1 or 0 did get rid of it, but the picture is just way too dim at that point and not enjoyable.
So on Saturday I'm heading back to replace it. I was wondering if anyone else has any experience with this unit. I would like to just do an even swap out, because I do like the picture alot and it's a great deal. I'm just hoping it's only a lemon. so has anyone else have any experience with this model and have you had any clouding issues? or Any advice on handling clouding would be great as well.
Thanks in advance.