Originally Posted by darkmatter21
Hey guys... new to the forum and this may have been mentioned previously in the thread, but I couldn't find it...
I've been noticing quite a bit of chromatic aberration, or "purple fringing" on this set with all material -- TV signal, files off a USB, and Blu-rays/games. Anyone know if a certain setting or combination of settings causes this to happen, or is this just a crappy panel for colour?
Other issues I've experienced are flashlighting/clouding (which I think I was able to minimize by loosening all the screws in the back...might be all in my head), and the DSE thing during stuff like hockey and golf.
Most annoying is the purple fringing though. Any insight would be appreciated!
You're likely seeing a variant of the "LLE" ("Lavender Lip Effect") that we noticed early on. It's the first and only model I've ever seen this kind of thing on in my life. It's very subborn and frankly weird quirk in the R550A CMS.
I was able to mostly
remove mine, but not for all channels. I'm mostly ok with it, but periodically, the crappier channels (such as show home improvement shows, etc.) will show it more often than not. The pay channels do not any longer. >phew<.
But I agree with everyone else here: it's atrocious that a Sony has this as an issue.
Please refer to post #1 . In that post I put in links to spreadsheets of others' settings that have worked well for them. I used to have it open for editing, but it became a police action that took a little too much time. There are a few options to choose from in those spreadsheets.
I would also suggest printing out the blank one that I supply, and keep it near the TV, or in the cabinet. It'll help you experiment with your own settings over time, because trust me, absolutely no one
could keep the permutations straight in their heads.
This is not a TV I suggest anyone buy; if you cannot get it under control in a reasonable amount of time, I would (sadly) have to suggest you return it and move on.