I agree. I just got a 47" LG 8500 and it does have banding. I also own a Samsung UN55b8500 and it also has (different) issues. There is no perfect, consumer priced, large screen TV. I intend to keep this TV past the 30 day return period. PS. The Samsung is better than the LG, but not by much. This is not intended to be flame bait, just the opinion of someone who has no reason to advocate one over the other.
1/5/11 at 9:12am