Well it certainly was a hot topic back then, everything new is a hot topic, was my point. I dont have to revisit the threads, I lived them, as did you. It is also probably true that the ramp up in production led to some of these quality control issues. These issues havent gone away, but they are talked about less, because they are known issues. I think clouding is a problem with panel tension. I have some corner backlight bleed. I can push it around the screen. This also has to do with panel tension, IMO.
I have some very mild banding, as well.
But my Vizio GV42LF has been rock solid, trouble free (no bad caps).....and it has a true matte screen, which is priceless IMO. Cant get them anymore. They went out by 2008, with Sharp producing the last true matte screens. Shame really.
Epson 8350 / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
Samsung 51F8500 / Panasonic P50ST60 / Vizio P502ui-B1 / Sony 50W700B LCD
Sony S790 / Panasonic BDT-220 / Roku 2 XS & Roku 2
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