So I bought a 55ec9300 yesterday. It was a floor model that the guy at the store told us had just been put on the floor and since we wanted one as soon as possible, we went for it. We did check at home however and the TV has been used for 293 hours so that hardly seems like it had just been put on the floor.
We were watching Thin Red Line today on the TV and I noticed that it seemed in some of the scenes with sand and sky, the left edges seemed to be more bluish in tone while the sand middle area of the screen seemed closer to the right tones.
So after we finished watching the film, we decided to put in a calibration DVD. As soon as we got to the white calibration slide, we immediately noticed an unevenness in the color on the screen with a more yellowish white in the middle spreading out to a more purplish tone on both edges. It looks very similar to both pictures discussed on the last page, except we can definitely see it in person, unlike the previous poster. We've noticed this elsewhere as well, like the LG menus. I've attached the picture below.
Is this normal? From all the standard viewing angles, we can definitely see this unevenness. It seems rather terrible to be honest, considering that I expect white to just look white.
If it isn't normal, what should I do? Does it have anything to do with the store using it as a floor model perhaps? We would ideally like to talk to them ASAP about it if it is so any help or information you guys can provide would be amazing.