Originally Posted by Polishdebin
So my question is, have most if not all the initial issues with this tv been fixed? Clouding, the dimming issue, the power cycling?
Power cycling still seems to happen. But it's always turning *on* without notice (including turning my receiver on); then it will shutoff a few minutes later.
Clouding was easily fixed just wiping the screen gently with a high quality plush microfiber cloth. You have to kinda massage it out. Unless you move the TV and stress the panel I don't see it coming back. It's been many months since I did mine... There's even a thread about wiping/massaging somewhere.
Never had any dimming issues in movie mode.
I have a 65" AUO panel, AH01. (discussed in detail in the Samsung panel thread) almost all of the 65" F7100's are AUO panels.
(values measured myself in movie mode, all processing turned off)
.008fl MLL (black)
5,000:1 contrast; static (very good for edge lit LCD)
Motion is good, only real issue I have seen with this TV is off axis viewing. Its about 30 degrees total. So 15 to the left or right of center. A higher flat gamma will improve side viewing. But I would recommend a BT.1886 gamma on this TV to help with shadow detail...