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Wink Sheldons hands???

Watched some of Big Bang last night (rerun) and noticed Sheldon's hands were pink but Leonard's & Howard's hands were normal - bet that dude has a special lotion applied. He needs to stop that ****!!! LOL

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Well, I've had my 70R550A for about a year now, and I am growing extremely displeased with it.. The "ghosting" seems to be getting worse.. In the middle of my screen it's starting to look like a wavy mesh or something.. I bought an extended warranty with it so I may try for a replacement of some sort..

Is it possible for ghosting or whatever this wavy bubbly look is to get worse over time? These Sony series aren't very good are they?

Add to this I am starting to see bright dots on a white background.. Which is odd, if these are stuck pixels wouldn't they show on a black background. They only seem visible mostly on brighter backgrounds.. And there are a few appearing too... Bottom hemisphere.. Man this TV is going downhill..

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I am approaching 1 year with the 60" version - no issues except the occasional clouding which seems to improve with cleaning with microfiber towell.
Can't wait!!!

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Question screen artifacts

Now I have a consistent screen artifact - a football shaped lighter area with two vertical darker bars with widening near the bottom. Persistent with every input. I minimized the effect by setting eco to max and lowering brightness levels. Knowing it is there I see it all the time but by trying not to look for it I can tone it out. Weird!!

Clouding comes and goes and not a significant issue at the moment. I read the manual and it mentions the clouding early on.

Wonder what the future holds for this set but if I can get 7 years use I'll be happy.

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Now I have a consistent screen artifact - a football shaped lighter area with two vertical darker bars with widening near the bottom. Persistent with every input. I minimized the effect by setting eco to max and lowering brightness levels. Knowing it is there I see it all the time but by trying not to look for it I can tone it out. Weird!!

Clouding comes and goes and not a significant issue at the moment. I read the manual and it mentions the clouding early on.

Wonder what the future holds for this set but if I can get 7 years use I'll be happy.
Can you take a picture of it with eco off (etc.)? It sounds a little like what happens when the panel contacts have been affected.

Just out of curiosity: Did you spray any liquid directly on the screen?

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Never have cleaned with any fluid - dry microfiber only. I'll try to send pics soon.

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I've taken a pic of my problem.. And its getting worse.. I can clearly see some of the ripples in some movie scenes...

What do you guys think?
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I've taken a pic of my problem.. And its getting worse.. I can clearly see some of the ripples in some movie scenes...

What do you guys think?
I think that whatever caused this is likely to be the thing that caused the "blob effect" that we've spoken of so often.

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Guys, I might just throw out this TV outright in the next year or so and call it a loss. It's not worth the aggravation, and I prefer the "nuke the bridge" approach to mitigate stress in my life.

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So this is radial banding...

Mine was NOT always aparent thats for sure. I would have noticed it.
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Guys, I might just throw out this TV outright in the next year or so and call it a loss. It's not worth the aggravation, and I prefer the "nuke the bridge" approach to mitigate stress in my life.
Just the opposite here. I like the 60" so much, that after getting a wonky Samsung 28" for Christmas to fill a gap in our study, I've sent the Samsung back and hope to grab a 32" Sony.

We've never owned a Samsung before, but we have used them in hotels and such. I dislike the pasty-faced look the I see on the Samsungs. But this one had a weird problem that no-one seemed to know anything about. I'd switch from a 720p TV channel back to an SD 480i channel and the SD channel would look jerky, like a Skype video. If I turned that Samsung off and back on while still on the SD channel, the motion was smooth as silk. Anyway - not impressed with Samsungs and will stick with Sony.

I'll report how that goes when we get the replacement in here.

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Well, my 70" R550A is past its one year warranty at 14 months old - knock on wood that it stays in good working condition for at least a couple more years, as I opted not to purchase any extended warranties (I procrastinated and was too lazy/forgetful when the one year period came and went). In truth, I'm fairly content with the picture quality. I use my Oppo for video processing duties for all non-1080p content (i.e. scaling/de-interlacing), so I think I'm pretty much getting the best PQ I can with the equipment I have.

Still waiting for an affordable 4k/passive 3D display, whether it's OLED, quantum-dot, or whatever... as long as it improves upon LED edge-lit displays, which should be a pretty easy threshold to exceed.
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Angry I used to love it until this happened

Hi everyone,

My 2013 KDL-70R550A is displaying a vertical dark area that is mostly visible while displaying a grey background, less intense with other colours and barely visible with white and red backgrounds.. Any help please? I attached a pic here.

Thanks
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Now that I look at it more, I'm not sure Lavender Lip Effect accurately describes what I'm seeing. It's more of a blue or slightly purple fringing... never really on faces, more on edges when things on screen are in motion. Usually seen on shoulders and arms, maybe the sides of faces or heads, etc.

In photography it's technically known as "Chromatic Aberration," which is a failure of the lens' ability to properly focus colours. I'm not sure how this translates over to video content, and I can't see this being an issue with the source material as it occurs with TV broadcasts, Blu-rays, video files, and video games. Perhaps there's a way I can correct this in the colour management settings?
Been off this thread a while.

Just saw this post.

This is exactly what I had described in the thread, way back when. Think I even posted a photo?

Anyway, I still have the TV. But, cut the cord and only have O/A HD, NetFlix, XB1/PS4 games and rarely Blu Ray.

Don't really see this as often as before. (As well as LLE)

This blue ghosting on motion, likely is the TV's quirky response to motion and how it poorly renders under specific conditions? In my case, more common to DirecTV apparently. (Was really bad on shows like Walking Dead, which have that contrasty, grainy look.)

It also has that quirk, as addressed previously, where something like the sun shining through mist/fog, has circular bands radiating from it, instead of smooth, natural gradient away from the light source.

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It also has that quirk, as addressed previously, where something like the sun shining through mist/fog, has circular bands radiating from it, instead of smooth, natural gradient away from the light source.
Yeah, that's called "contouring" or "false contouring". It's the result of a gray/color ramp with limited bit depth. On higher end models they have a mechanism of upscaling that using a variety of techniques similar to temporal and spatial dithering.

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Well.. Since I purchased the extended warranty the reseller is offering to provide me a full refund on the junk Sony and they recommended a Panasonic TC65AX800 as my replacement..


hmmmm
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Sorry you guys have had such issues with your Sony. I've had my 70 since July 2013 and all's good - knock on wood. We watch it ALOT. Some weekends it's on for over 16 hours straight! We love the picture.
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Sorry you guys have had such issues with your Sony. I've had my 70 since July 2013 and all's good - knock on wood. We watch it ALOT. Some weekends it's on for over 16 hours straight! We love the picture.
Are you sure it's good? Throw a white background up on it by going to..
http://jasonfarrell.com/misc/deadpixeltest.php?p=2

Then, look for this phenomenon..
white speckles on sharp 650u series tv

My Sony is displaying these white dots which some say are bad panels that Sony and Sharp both bought.. Hope you are actually right and yours is good.. But if you see any of these, prepare for more!
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Those white dots are not normal. I don't see them in my TV with a white background.
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Those white dots are not normal. I don't see them in my TV with a white background.
I do wonder if they're somewhat related to the sharply defined large "blobs" we saw on some of the panels. Note, I'm not talking about normal uniformity issues....it's something I've never seen before on any other panel.

Is it a Sharp panel thing perhaps?

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I've heard that its a mold or a fungus under the panel somehow.. Which would make sense in the way it seems to expand and more and more appear over time..

I have no idea...
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Is it a Sharp panel thing perhaps?
Based on limited information I have read around here, it looks to be the case.

Anyway to find out who sourced the early panels on the early Sonys? This new issue seems to be happening across multiple brands with instances of this issue reported on Sony, Sharp, and Vizio.
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Are you sure it's good? Throw a white background up on it by going to..
http://jasonfarrell.com/misc/deadpixeltest.php?p=2

Then, look for this phenomenon..
white speckles on sharp 650u series tv

My Sony is displaying these white dots which some say are bad panels that Sony and Sharp both bought.. Hope you are actually right and yours is good.. But if you see any of these, prepare for more!
lol. Thanks for testing my OCD. I failed, by the way. As soon as I read your post I went and threw in the Disney WOW calibration disc and ran it thru all the image test tools, including the all one color (white, red, blue, black, green) and all's good. No white spots or anything out of whack. Shew!

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Sorry to test your OCD! (I feel your pain).. I am glad your panel is ok.. Mine when to the crapper in 13 months..

MY new panasonic comes today as a replacement however... weeeeee
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CDO, in alphabetical order like it should be.

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I have Sony KDL50R550A a little bit over 1 year and I found it doesn't support mkv,I connected a 3TB seagate external drive to it through USB port,none of MKV can be played,most in h.264 codec,I think I updated to latest firmware.My question is what are the media formats supported by this TV?Could not find any info,please help.

Thanks in advance.

Found a little answer myself,MKVs on fat32 usb drive will be played.

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I have a Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A purchased in Mid 2013 that recently developed a darkly smudged Panel thru the center and right side. I have been reading this forum and other other areas of the internet via searches and this appears to be a common problem with this series of Sony television.

It appears that others who have experienced this same problem outside of the 1 year warranty (but inside of 2 years) have had varying levels of success with Sony either offering some sort of partial refund to replacement of the television (some with and some without paying for upgrading to a new TV).

I'm trying to collect as much info as possible before approaching Sony so I can have as much leverage as possible to hopefully have the Television repaired or replaced.

It appears that Sony if left to their own devices will stonewall and deny any attempt to have them remedy the problem if they can get away from it.

These are my goals and I'm hoping people in this forum will help provide me with the info and support I'm seeking.

1. Show that this is a common problem that is not isolated.

2. Provide Sony with as many other cases I can find where they have already replaced or compensated other affected owners (outside the warranty period)

So any help or insight regarding this is greatly appreciated. Also, I from what I've found out thru my searches on this subject I know Sony had a a similar problem with a previous Bravia series Television whereby they quietly extended the warranty because of similar LCD panel issues for a time. I'm curious if anyone knows if the failure rate for the KDL-XXR550A series approaches that of the previous series?
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Hi everyone,

I have a KDL -50R550A which is around 14 months old. Yesterday just 2 months after the manufacturer's warranty has expired, horizontal lines appeared between the middle and the lower third of the screen. The lower third of the screen (area under these lines) is constantly shifting up and down and this occurs every few seconds.
The area below the line is 2 seconds normal and then the next 2 seconds I have interlaced image. This process repeats every 2 seconds and affects everything in that area of the screen (capitations, on screen menu etc.).
Did anyone experience similar issue? I want to figure out if this is fixable or it’s a panel issue. I’ve attached some pictures.

I would really appreciate your help!

Thanks!
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Hi everyone,

I have a KDL -50R550A which is around 14 months old. Yesterday just 2 months after the manufacturer's warranty has expired, horizontal lines appeared between the middle and the lower third of the screen. The lower third of the screen (area under these lines) is constantly shifting up and down and this occurs every few seconds.
The area below the line is 2 seconds normal and then the next 2 seconds I have interlaced image. This process repeats every 2 seconds and affects everything in that area of the screen (capitations, on screen menu etc.).
Did anyone experience similar issue? I want to figure out if this is fixable or it’s a panel issue. I’ve attached some pictures.

I would really appreciate your help!

Thanks!
Does this happen on all the HDMI ports (each represents a different path into the motherboard), with streaming, and with blu-ray or with some other source, all with the same results?
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Yes this happens on all HDMI ports, with blu-ray, TV (antenna input) and component video-in input.

Thank you once again for all your help!
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