I was checking out the 46XBR2 at my local BestBuy. The TV was placed in a very
dark corner of the store.(Magnolla or something?)
Since I'm considering getting it for my mother's house, I spent quite a while
looking at it. While a Blu-Ray DVD was playing, the dark areas have this foggy
look. I asked the salesman about this. He said it was the movie... but when I
switched the video input, there were several large areas of faint while colors.
The Panasonic 50" 600U plasma right next to it(playing the same movie from the
same source) did not have this problem. The salesman then claims that it's just
normal for LCD screens. !!!??? Another salelsman came over... the two of them
talked to each other as if I'm invisible. Iwas only two feet away from them.
They basically thought I was a complete idiot and that I should "get my eyes
checked by an eye doctor..."(actual quote) I never felt so insulted...
I just discovered this thread and I feel vindicated...
Maybe I should go back
to the store and give them the link to this thread.
In the mean time, I guess I'll stay away from the 46XBR2 for now....
However, I do have a few quick questions:
(1) if it is indeed a "defect" what should Sony do? I assume replacement is the
only solution, as replacing just the LCD panels makes no sense at all...
(2) does this problem occur straight out of the box, or does it start appearing
after a while?
(3) can anyone speculate as to the cause of this problem? bad design, bad
quality control, or manufacturing defect?
(4) does the problem ever get worse? (i.e. the white area getting bigger)