Still on the fence with this one... Not sure if I happen to have a bad unit causing the banding... but the banding is even visible on the 'no signal' light blue screen. I can see vertical bands and I can really see them from an off-angle. On the XBOX home screen I see the vertical bands on the grey screen.
Watching sports is very difficult... Baseball, Hockey, Soccer and Football... basically anything with a lighter background and panning the banding gets really bad. The banding is across the screen and not just isolated in the middle. Very similar to the issues I was having with my 65es8000 (although not quite that extreme). For a 5k TV, I'm really disappointed.
However, I'm wondering if I happen to have a bad set. I've already exchanged 2 65es8000 TVs and 1 Sharp 70 845u.
The picture quality is truly amazing.. color, blacks, motion enhancements... all very WOW.
I'm a huge sports fan and I'm in a bit of a jam... Sharp PQ is relatively poor, Samsung es8000 is junk, IMHO... clouding, flashlighting, BANDING... And this set has unacceptable banding for a 5k TV.