Since I didn't get any responses on my first vertical banding poll, I thought I'd re-post. Please help me determine if I should go for a replacement with your input.
As I've posted, I have banding on my 42w2 that's varies from noticeable, to hard to see depending on the scene. When I see it, the banding is mainly visible on the left 2-3" of the screen and to a lesser extent on the right 2"...almost appearing as uneven burn-in on a CRT. The banding is most noticeable during horiziontal panning (i.e. World Cup) with certain color scenes (gray-the worst, green, etc.). Interestingly, with lighter colors like white and light blue, I don't notice banding.
I'd like to take an informal 42w2 banding poll to help me determine if I should keep my set or try a replacement. If most owners notice the scene dependent banding, than this issue must be common in most or all 42w2s and it would be pointless to try another. However, if most don't have banding, than I guess I'd try a replacement.
Please help me make a decision by selecting one option:
Option 1: I see intermittent banding depending on the scene (panning and color displayed), especially towards the edge(s) of the screen
Option 2: I see banding most of the time, regardless of the scene and color displayed
Option 3: What banding, I don't see any
Clearly this poll is imperfect, since alot depends on differences in what people notice. However, if most owners have banding, I can live with keeping this otherwise awesome LCD, knowing that I can't improve on what I already have. From my expeience with my Panasonic LCD projector and a LG 32" I tried, I suspect some degree of banding is present in most LCDs.
Thanks again and sorry for my multiple posts.