Originally Posted by WayneNumm
To sum it up, I went from two weeks of plasma stress & frustration to a day of bliss. I am really happy with the PN59D500 so far. Yes, it has more glare, but it's in a bat cave so that's OK. Maybe the black level is not as good as with the 55ST30, but I guess I am not discerning enough to notice. What I am noticing and loving about the PN59D500 though is the larger screen (awesome!), the ability to get the panel brighter when desired (hockey looks great), the great colors right out of the box, and the general PQ. I can tell that with some playing around with the settings, I will be very happy with this set.
So far so good!
Well, the day after posting that, I noticed some pink tint. It kind of started out in a couple of areas: left 1/4 of screen, and another wide vertical band approx 2/3rds towards the right. It might
be becoming more uniform pink across the entire screen as time passes (not sure though). Note: I'm at approx 70 hours on it now.
At any rate, the only place I have noticed it so far is on the ice when watching hockey (well, I can maybe
see it at times in sky/clouds if I really
look for it).
Even by my picky standards, it's not a big deal, and I'm pretty sure that I can live with this because (a) I really don't notice it when watching other content, and (b) I am otherwise loving the colors and picture quality of this TV.
I did some googling, and I couldn't seem to find any "pink tint" issues with the D550's, so maybe it is rare. At any rate, if anyone has any thoughts on the matter, I'm all ears.
Otherwise, I'll just hope and pray that the problem at least doesn't get worse over the next few weeks, because I really don't want to even consider returning it.