Originally Posted by spincut
Yeah except Samsung/Sony have their own similar issues, with Sony suffering just as long from signifigant Mura/Clouding issues, and the recent Sasmungs (at least the 650's) having odd pillaring problems. Basically, every top end set seems to have some sort of distinguishable issue that would seem fixable if they gave two craps about it and upped their quality control a little.
Well that sucks.
I quickly found that if I want a 65", my choices are basically Sharp or Olevia and given the two, I'd have to choose Sharp.
That aside, the Samsung and Sony LCD panels are way too thick - they are 5-6" thick, even for their smaller 52". No can do.
I remember that the Sharp 46" (which I own) got tons of flak for having some sort of seam in the middle - like it was two panels glued together. Truth is, I never much noticed... I think I could tell when I was looking at a grey screen, but I tend to watch movies and not grey screens all the time, so I really don't much care. I'll have to educate myself on the "issues" with banding from the other threads and decide if it will likely be an issue I'll notice on an ordinary day.
Still, if I want large, thin panels... I may have to compromise somewhere, and the aesthetics are an important component in my selection process.