Hello everyone! I just joined AVS because I am now a proud owner of a 55" VT30.
To my relief, it arrived from the shipping company this morning without any bumps or bruises. It is an October build, so no need for an A-board swap. The TV looks great aesthetically but thats about all I can say as I haven't watched any video content on it yet. I have been running the break-in slides and D-Nice's panel-prep settings since about 12:30 this afternoon.
I hate myself for doing this but I always look for flaws when I buy things like this. I've noticed a few things in doing this. First is banding. When I pull up the menu with the break-in slides running, there are faint horizontal lines running from the separations in the menu categories all the way to the right side of the screen. This disappears when I exit the menu.
Another thing is when viewing the screen directly from a distance of about 6 feet, there is a very faint roughly 1 inch thick dark line running the horizontal distance of the center of the screen. It almost looks like the dirty screen effect except in a long thin line. I am sure this will not be visible when actually viewing content though.
This is all probably much more pronounced due to the fact that I am using the break in slides on the pumped up settings, and also the fact that the panel is only about 8 hours old. You guys would know much more than I would as I am still a newbie at this
I am really excited to get this thing ready to start watching some HD content and I hope I've got a good set, one that won't show any issues down the road.
Big thanks to everyone here as you guys really helped influence my decision that this TV would be best for my type of viewing.