Join Date: Jul 2006
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Guys, my replacement ZT60 came in and it's been pretty awesome for the past week. Zero dead pixels, perfect uniformity when I got it, and near whisper quiet for a plasma. Been living in ZT bliss the past week, but I've also been checking uniformity like a hawk. Daily I would check for any IR or dead pixels on a 50% grey field. Today I checked and I've spotted some vertical lines in the far of the screen, near the right edge. They look like 3 or 4 vertical darker lines in an otherwise grey field. They run the entire height of the screen and take up about an inch from the far right edge. It is very faint but it's there once you see it. This is very strange as I am certain I have not had any static elements like this anywhere. 90% movies so far and zero gaming and negligible cable TV.
Is this a common issue? I am on my second new ZT60 (the first had strange IR from an XETV HD channel, probably from the factory, see conversations above in this thread), and I had thought this second one would be the charm. I am 100% certain these vertical bands were NOT there before. I've been checking uniformity like a hawk. Is this just the nature of the beast or do I have another defective? 30 hours on my panel.
The bands are very faint and difficult to photograph. I don't see them at all on 100% white, not even on 75% white, only on 50% grey, and not on any of the red, blue, or green only slides. But it's definitely there. Looks a LOT like LCD banding. It's very faint and don't think it's visible in real program material, but this bothers me. Almost ready to give up and get an EC9300 instead.
P.S. I'm also noticing that the edges of my screen are *slightly* more green than the centre. Seems like white balance isn't perfectly uniform across the entire screen. It used to be perfectly grey at 0 hours. I think I noticed this green in my first set too.
Do these panels just age unevenly?
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