Originally Posted by PiratesCove
Best Buy Geek Squad tech did a factory reset and concluded its a bad panel.
He put in an order for a new panel, yet said it was unlikely one was avaliable.
I really don't want to replace this HDTV...I may even look into a refurbished A850- as Best Buy still have them.
I understand that completely. Unless one's owned an A850, they wouldn't understand. I've been following the ES8000 thread and, only recently, there are complaints from a handful of members about an internal auto dimming in Movie mode that can't be defeated. There aren't a lot of clouding and flashlighting or other complaints, however.
Since the EH6000 line has a semi matte screen, I don't think there is enough pop for folks. However, there are very few complaints about anything. I helped a friend with a 40EH6000, but she was insistent on not paying a penny more for cable, so I had to re-connect her D to A converter. Heaven help me. Before I did, however, I plugged in the coax and auto-programmed, and saw some nice HD on local stations (thanks FCC). I spent an hour tuning up her set on the D to A converter and got it to look pretty good, however. The set is pretty adjustable. Next time I'm over there, I may push the backlight up a bit.
I followed some of the new LG threads for awhile, but there were a ton of complaints about advertised features not being there. The sales guy in the store and I both saw some severe pixelization in action scenes and he said it's a problem.
Since you have a warranty, maybe they'll pop for an A850. That could hold you for a few more years, when I think the market will be totally different.