Originally Posted by steve1022
So does this mean that early adopters of the M series get a worse TV than people who wait? Would Vizio make changes other than software like different panels, etc and call it the same TV?
I got my 70" THE DAY it was released (was at costco and the first to buy one) ... and it had bad light bleed ... seemed to go away a bit but still there.
I decided Instead of keeping it that I would give it one more try before my return policy was up and see if some of the newer batch being made we're better then the first run they made (you can figure this out by the serial number ... I had a week 21 tv first now I got a 26 ... not much but a little over a month after my first one was made) ..... Verdict .... SAME and actually WORSE! LOL
I was not a happy camper with the LB at all on the firs tone and I think this second one was worse then the first ... so bad I thought it was going back the next day.
I have always heard about the rubbing of the screen ... never thought it would do anything so I gave it a try.
Did some light rubbing on the HORRIBLE LB coming from the bottom left and right and a bit in the center and even some in the middle right and not much improvement.
Getting pissed at this point any saying this F'ing TV is going back tomorrow I figured I would give it a nice Rough rub and not soft .... noticed a difference after some good pressure of rubbing.
I used a clean VERY soft cotton shirt to rub the screen BTW.
So I went at it again ... real hard and fast and moving all over.
The bottom corner left was BAD to start so I spent some good rubbing time in that area ... felt like I was waxing my screen with compound wax or something.
And OH YA It made A BIGGGG Difference.
So I kept rubbing and sitting down to see the change and where to rub next ... after about 10 minutes and 50 up and and down of rubbing etc. etc. I got it to look about 75% better then it did before!
Then after tweaking the setting a bit and making some changes I got it to look fairly good.
I was amazed at sitting there on a black screen how Pissed I was ... and then 10 minutes later after tons of up and down sitting there thinking "Hmmmm ... Not Bad At All'
So I will give it a few more days but really after the rubbing trick most of my LB on standard viewing was diminished down to very bearable.
Now when you start up the TV on the Vizio logo screen it still looks like $#!t ... but even that screen looked way better then it did from when I first turned the TV on in a dark room for the first time.
So to make a long story short (to late) ... if you got a bad LB ... rub the crap out of that bad boy and see how it does.
Hopefully I can get this new set to where I can finally enjoy it.