I've done the full D-Nice calibration settings and am ready to go, but it appears I have the vertical line issue.
It's off to the right of the screen and about 1 inch thick. It's pretty faint, but it's there - can see it on gray and white slides. The section is a bit lighter than the rest of the screen. I didn't know anything about this until I did a search and found threads relating to this problem - most posts seem to be from months ago and, while they provided a lot of different input, I didn't see any actual resolution or fixes (some exchanging multiple times with same problem, others don't have it, some say it's banding, others say it's a manufacturer defect, it gets worse/it improves, etc.). My TV is a November model. Is this something that plagued earlier 2012 models and shouldn't really be happening now, or is it a commonality that you just have to accept?
I actually noticed it from the beginning when I began running the slides, but figured it was just some weirdness that would go away (I'm a noob - my first plasma). I don't mean to sound like someone who is going to be pixel peeping the entire time I own the TV, but that being said, I want to make sure my model is as good as it can be. If this is some flaw that will eventually warrant a return, I'd love to know. Perhaps it eventually goes away?
I'll continure to keep a cautious eye on it. Hopefully it will improve after a few hundred hours? I don't know. It's still within the 30 days, but I did get the BB extended warranty.
Aside from this issue, the picture is ridiculous.
ANY useful insight would be greatly appreciated! I don't want to be preoccupied with this issue if I don't need to be.