Originally Posted by WhiteSands
This sounds like a bad panel to me. Sony should have replaced it if they saw the problem before selling the set. Ask for a exchange and if they say their is no sets left ask them to check the Sony warehouse Andy mentioned a few messages earlier.
Compare my many screen shots and you won't see any light sides on my screen. You might ask them to put a hold for one of these sets that are left as they may not last very long.
Hi Guys..Just got the 65w850a from Fry's last week - open box for 1425+tax. I noticed that on some HD channels (Dish network, VIP 722 box) picture was sharp, some were soft (like SD broadcast). So i got the Samsung UN60F6350 from best buy today for 1285 out the door with free Samsung H450 sound bar to do a side by side comparison (even though from the readings 6350 should be 2 steps lower than the 850a). Both are sitting side by side about 12 ft away from my couch.
Amazon Video HD is way sharper on 6350 (Std Picture mode) than on 850a (Std/Vivid).
Colors are obviously more accurate on 850a. more orange skin tone on samsung which is prevalent with samsung sets.
Youtube HD is about the same on both, colors in some places make the 850a look better
HD channels are sharper on 850a generally speaking but in some places samsung shines.
Since most of my viewing is going to be SD + HD channels from Dish box - this is a important consideration. I dont watch a lot of blu-ray.
I am concerned about the random softness in some HD channels/amazon video on 850a. Should i reset the tv? (I have reset picture settings many times). Whats the procedure to do that?
Where are these whitesands settings? Can someone re-paste them again please?
Customer support was no help, running me around brightness/motion flow.
Am i missing something here about calibrating/optimizing the 850a? Would greatly appreciate any insights.