(Walt, so even though you got your 34HF84, you're going to continue on this Orion/Toshiba crusade)?
Well yes, that sucks. But where did I read that the failure rate for the industry is close to 12% for all brands?
Besides, there was a big price cut from the 34HF84 and 34HF85 and the case changed, he should have done research before buying the TV, or bought from a different vendor that would allow him to return it.
That said, his problems are similar to what has been reported in this thread and what I was most concerned about
: lines, flickering, and glow spots. Thankfully, I've got none of these issues out of the box. I'm using HDMI, both component inputs, and S-video.
The only complaint I can find with my 34HF85 is it needs to be calibrated and out of the box the colors look garish, which is true for most TVs some more/some less.
I will let you know what I think after a proper ISF calibration. I can't wait. If the ISF tech can not make my 34HF85 look any better, I'll join you with your "Orion sucks" comments.