I have my new Samsung 50" 1080p dlp tv all hooked up and I noticed that the display actually seems to arc the picture UP on the right hand side about 1/4" or so. When viewing tv at full screen you really can't tell. But when watching dvd's that put the black bars at the top and bottom of the picture you can tell. And also since I have my computer hooked up to the tv via vga cable, there is about a 1" black border that goes around all sides of the picture on the tv.
so if you are playing a dvd and have black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. On the far left hand side of the picture, the top black bar might be 3" high, then on the far right hand side at the top the black bar is about 2.5" high.
Same goes for the bottom black bar, the far bottom left bar is about 3" high, and the right bottom black bar is about 3.5" high. So it seems the picture on the right hand side is sort of curved up about 1/4-1/2". I can also notice that in the middle of the display, the top and bottom black bars are actually a bit thicker then the left and right edges. So it seems there is also a slight arch in the black bars.
Is all of this normal for a dlp? or should I return the tv and get another one?
easiest way to tell if yours does the same thing is to put a dvd movie on which has black bars at the top and bottom, then take a ruler and measure the height of the black bar at the top left, top middle, and top right of the picture. Then do the same thing for the bottom black bar. If you look at all the measurements, I would think they should all be equal for the top and bottom. But in the case of mine, my top black bar height measurements would go like this: 3" top left, 2.9" top middle, 2.7" top right. Then for the bottom: 3" bottom left, 2.9" bottom middle, 3.3" bottom right.
so you can see the image is actually sort of curved up on the right hand side.
can anybody tell me what they thing is going on here..?