Originally Posted by rlc1
I've been toying around using this TV, making a purchase this fall. I finally saw it playing last night (at B.Buy). I noticed a "brighter horizontal area" that moved up and down from the center as you moved your head up and down from dead center. Is this "bright horizon", if you will, a normal aspect of this tv, or of DLP's in general? Or was the brightness just turned up too high on the TV? I didn't think to try to turn it down in the store.
I really wish someone (knowledgeable owner) would address your question, I have seen it asked several times but I have never seen it answered very well at all. This has been the "ONE" thing that has kept me from purchasing this set so far.
Today I went to CC and talked/looked at this set for over an hour and know exactly what you are referring to. I have viewed it at several places like CC, BB, TV stores.
It appears to be "VERY" sensitive to viewing at a particular height (vertical), and also sensitive to seating angle (horizontal angle away from a dead center viewing). The 67 " set is worse than the 61" set, I guess because of the greater size.
I can't see where calibrating a set could change "this" situation but I really have no idea.
If you are in a position that the set is viewed basically dead in front of you are maybe at a small angle horizontally it is capable of an awesome picture.
As for the vertical, as I said it is definitely sensitive, so you "must" configure your TV stand and the set itself to be at eye level with the viewing seats so the center of the screen is at eye level, because bobbing your head up and down will cause differences in the viewing experience.
I hope this explanation helps you, maybe someone who has lived with one a while will jump in here and comment and possibly enlighten both of us.
PS. There is always the Mitsubishi LaserView that just came out and is supposedly awesome for a mere $7,000.00, but reality (in my book) says this is absolutely ridiculous!