Originally Posted by pitviper33
Thanks a lot for sharing your findings. I'm really sorry to see some of the negativity that was flung your way in response. Some people around here seem to think that modifying your own TV is right up there with modifying the Mona Lisa. It isn't. It's your TV, and good on you for trying to make it better for your use. And even better for putting your experiences out there for anyone else that might want to do the same.
Can you see any of the filter remaining around the edges? It's quite easy to take the bezel off of the TV. If you did so, you could probably trim it back farther so that the cut was completely behind the bezel. Or if you're lucky, you might find that you can just peel the rest of that layer off completely.
I agree on removing the bezel. Super easy to take off. Which is kind of scary in a way.
I won't be peeling my coating off but it is kind of sad to find out that it's basically glued on like a screen protector. I have yet to have a panel where it was installed without flaw (and I'm on my 4th panel). I guess I expected it to be something a bit more high tech.
My current panel has what looks like a 'water mark' in the bottom right corner but it's not visible during normal content. At this point I'm pretty happy with my F8500 other than two flaws....it pops and buzzes slightly when turned on (two of my four panels did this) and I wish it handled motion on 24fps content better. Cinema Smooth leaves in too much judder, and Standard Judder Reducer is way too smooth...I wish it had something similar to Sony or Panasonic's lowest setting. I got to play with a Samsung LED set recently and Fierce GT was right...it would be really nice to have those same options on the F8500.
Home Theater: JVC RS 420, Yamaha RX-V673, NHT Super Ones/Zeroes w/Ten Sub,
Sony BDP-S5500, Darbee Darblet and Monoprice 130 inch 2.35:1 White Material Screen
Living room: Sony 60NX720, VIZIO SB4051-C0 Other: Samsung 51F8500
Displays calibrated with HCFR, i1DisplayPro, and Colormunki Photo.