Originally Posted by Aeonus
You returned your set based on that? It's perfectly normal for Samsungs, it's their coating. It doesn't affect viewing in the slightest, and is only viewable when the screen is off.
Are you going to return your G10 right away if you notice a greenish push to the colors?
I have the B650, same screen, absolutely no problems with screen quality.
I view from several angles in the room depending on where I am sitting, at various lighting levels from very bright to pitch black depending on the time of day. From my bed or the desk, purple tint could be seen on any dark/black areas during the daytime or if I had my lights on at night.
Before this, I had a Panny 42PZ700U that I absolutely LOVED, but just wanted a 50". If it was a 50", I would have never gotten rid of it. After that I got the Panny P50X1, LOVED the color, black levels, but was close enough at my main viewing spot (About 6 feet) to notice the faint diagonal lines on bright areas. The same lines that C-net mentioned in the review that I read after noticing the lines myself. I use an HTPC and could see the lines a lot on any still album arts/photos in media center. I then took a chance with the Samsung plasma.
The colors were great, black levels were pretty good (not quite as deep as the X1, but I was willing to take it as a trade off to diagonal lines), and I would have kept it if not for the purple screen. I was trying to decide whether to return it or not, then came across the Panny 50G10 for $1250 free shipping, no tax and with a free-after-rebate bluray player, which I will be reselling for $200 to a friend. So I paid $962 for the Sammy after tax and got all of it back after refund. The Panny will be $1050 said and done. That for me was a no brainer. Less than $100 more for some of the deepest black levels available, accurate color out of the box with THX modes, Viera cast FWIW, no purple screen, no diagonal lines, and 1080p FWIW with HTPC.
I'm not going to be against Samsung or anything. They make a great TV and was about to return the B450 to get the B550 if not for the Panasonic deal. The B550 has the grey touch of color, great black levels, but was going to be $200+ more than the G10.
I just can not understand why the need to tint the screen a color. If I was in a dedicated dark viewing room, it would not be an issue, but this is used at a variety of viewpoints at all times day and night. There was just too many times when I would be at just the right angle or lighting condition and see it during credits, black bars, scenes in black space, and even some darker colors in general. Still don't see why the need to tint the screen a color. Does it help improve contrast? Is it purely cosmetic?
As for the green push, Cnet said the same thing about my PZ700U, and seem to say "innaccurate green" on every Panasonic review. Luckily we have D-nice's service menu offsets to counter that. I won't be returning the G10. I never would have gotten rid of the X1 if not for the diagonal lines.