Originally Posted by PJ_Rage
Has anyone noticed discolorations in the "black" when the screen is "black" (ie movie credits, or an input you have nothing going to).
Last night, the set had been on for a few hours, and I notice that in totally black screens, the bottom left corner faded noticeably to green and the bottom right corner faded noticeably to blue. Now I have only calibrated via settings on here, but I am waiting for Avia in the mail and possibly ISF in the future, but has anyone seen this? The upper corners are fine. It reminded me of something that speakers could do, I could have sworn that my Klipsh KSF 8.5s are shielded, but maybe they did this (they are on the sides, pretty much right next to the set's speakers). I moved one away on the left, but the green made no change. If I get at the right angle, I can't see it anymore, but from straight on, I see it, and quite frankly it was pretty annoying. I can't notice it at all on regular pictures, or on the snow scenes (press ANT with no antenna), so I'm not THAT worried about it. I have to check today if it is present during warmup or anything.
I MIGHT have a green blob on startup, but I honestly haven't had time to check for it. By the time I can get to a scene to look for it, everything looks fine. If there is any discoloration it is during the period when the TV is warming up and ISN'T EVEN SHOWING A BRIGHT ENOUGH PICTURE TO WATCH YET!!! If this is the period which you guys are saying you want to have no green blob, then you are simply crazy. Give me a break. It is easy to tell when the TV is warmed up and per my eyes on regular picture, regular picture in b/w, and ANT snow, I see no blob after the 2-3 minutes warmup period. During the warmup period you can't even watch if you wanted to, it is dark and stuff.
The blacks being weird after several hours of use is weird though. I believe this discoloration is not time related, either.
As far as black levels go, my settings may not be optimal, and I certainly have no expertise in this area or anything to base it on, but on a true black screen (like movie credits), the blacks are far from "tv off black." This is not to say they don't look great (other than my discolored corners). Compared to my LCD computer monitor they are AT LEAST twice as black, but still, in a dark dark room, very noticebale that the screen is on in the black areas. About what I expected, and by far, acceptable.
I think I finally saw SSE last night also. It is super noticeable on bright scenes, once you know what you are looking for (and I think what I'm seeing is SSE). It appears as if the screen has a thin layer of "finger print" on it, such that, when the bright light comes through the screen to your eyes, you see a shimmering affect. It is comparable (to me) to how bright light comes through a finger print on a CRT, but to a little lesser degree. It doesn't take away from the set at all, IMO, though. I have to refocus my eyes just to see it. I rarely can notice it when not looking specifically for it.
Anyway, does anyone have some coloring in the corners of a black screen? On my 60" version, the fade ends at about 8-9" on the bottom left corner (circular fall off). And about 10" of blue on the bottom right. It is pretty subtle (i.e. non-videophiles would most likely NEVER notice it unless I pointed it out), but, unfortunately, I have been reading here too much and picking this TV apart. It is more of a "hint of green" and a "hint of blue" that aren't noticeable on other areas of the black screen...