Originally Posted by mmmTVs
Just got the e700i-b3 from costco. There seems to be about 2inch wide very slight darker gray bars running top to bottom near each end of the tv. Its not really visible when watching tv, but shows up very slightly on gray or white backgrounds. The bars are not distinct rectangles, but generally that shape.
Wondering if these patchesare an issue with the model of the tv, or something that might get worse over time. Its a big pain to return because of its size, but I don't want this to get worse.
I would recommend turning Off Active LED Zones, and leaving them off. The E series B3 panels have great native blacks, and Active LED Zones On causes flaws in the picture in different ways. It's just not a very good feature on the tv. But doesn't matter, because the native blacks are so good by default.
If you still see gray bars at the top and bottom after turning Off Active LED Zones, then I would say you have a flaw in the panel, and would return it. Because it's a 70" it's going to be a pain. But I'd rather do it, then keep a tv that might have a problem.
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