Originally Posted by virtualrain
If you think it's frustrating reading about it, you should try dealing with it... It's not fun to get an expensive $2-3K TV with an issue, have to go through Sony or your retailer to get it replaced and all the disruption that comes with it. Frustration is putting it mildly. And until Sony does something, I suspect we're going to hear a lot more about it in this thread... we're 2 months into the model year on these sets. Just wait. I think if you've got a good set the best thing you can do is encourage people to replace their set and give them hope that not all 65" models are plagued with this issue.
And for anyone prone to having buyer's remorse on a multi-thousand dollar purchase, it's not surprising to see that get amplified when they get a set with visual issues like this.
And for the record, the reason I've gone so far on investigating this, is not for my own benefit... I'm getting a new TV... but for those who are patiently waiting (likely in vain) for Sony to issue a firmware update that will solve this problem... I just don't see that happening.
Anyway, I'm done with the issue for now. But I suspect we've not heard the last of it.
It's not frustrating reading about people having an issue. It's frustrating reading about people with the issue, who, instead of returning it and chalking it up to getting a bad one, hold onto it and start making garbage up to try to make sense out if it like saying it's edge lit.
You got a bad one, sorry to hear that. But that doesn't mean there's some systemic issue with the TV or that the listed specs are wrong. There's quality variation in all products, LCD TVs being near the top of that list.
There's a fundamental lack of understanding regarding two things in this thread, particularly related to the 65", that annoy me. The first is that people are forgetting that direct lit LCDs went away for a while and are making more of a comeback this year. So, when they see an issue that has NOTHING to do with the type of backlight in the TV, but looks similar to a common issue with edge lit displays, they pull out their jump to conclusions mat, and muck up this thread over and over and over again.
The second is a lack of understanding of how statistics work, related to the sample size of the sizes of this TV sold. Based on this thread alone, it's ABUNDANTLY Clear that the 65" is the most popular model. So, with that, the amount of complaints may be higher but still in proportion to the other sizes. I mean, we've had many 65" owners in here, most of which are extremely happy, some of which aren't. We've had a handful of 55" owners, with a similar experience but on a smaller scale. The 75" is hard to judge because there are literally like 3 owners of it in here.
tl;dr: the sky isn't falling, life just isn't perfect. Swap out your set and get a better one, or go buy a new TV, but please, for the love of God, don't keep a bad TV and then mire us with all of your woes and make up misinformation. Search back through the thread for tampabuc posts, for an example of what I'm talking about.
EDIT: And don't take an uncalibrated TV and make the decision, because I've had numerous PMs and responses in this thread of people in this thread who went from "concerned" to "ecstatic" about their set after using my settings.
sign that the issue is NOT edge bleed is that you can have the backlight on full blast and you'll never see it on an all black image. "light bleed" isn't something that is scene-situational. It's a PHYSICAL leak of light.
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