Originally Posted by vertebra
Without clouding it looks blackish grey. Are asking me when I have the tv on a empty input does the black field look uniformly black? The answer is no. If I stare at it I can see some areas that are slightly lighter than others. It does not affect the picture quality as the other set with the clouds.
Thanks, my set has the blackish grey color you are talking about. I also have some slight clouding (hazing actually) that is making me wonder just how much it is effecting my picture (in reality).
I mean, my screen is not perfect or anything, but I'm experiencing that "haze," I mentioned earlier, not so much clouds. Maybe you could call mine, "splotchy with a few cloud streaks." My screen almost looks like a chalk board with a half assed eraser attempt. It's only noticeable at night, NOT in the day.
I called Sony, and got a hold of a tech (contractor), who is suppose to call me back after doing some checking regarding this issue. I'm pretty sure by speaking with him, that I will be pulling teeth to show this is a problem and not my over reading this thread, or being overly obsessive.
To all the people who do or do not have this "clouding" issue, does my set seem like it's fine, or does my "splotchy with a few cloud streaks" seem a little over the top to complain about?
I know it's probably subjective, and I cannot get my camera to record what I'm seeing, so that's out. I can see it clear as day with a black input at night time. Does it bother me, YES. Can I get over it, HELL, I don't know.