Originally Posted by Mac13
Has the reddish tint gotten worse over time or has it stayed about the same once the issue popped up? I had a 5020 previously where the color temp was off I think and the whites seemed yellowish/brownish but D-Nice calibrated that set and it looked great afterwards. I don't remember noticing the blacks being reddish before or after. I found out about the 500M when D-Nice calibrated my 5020 so I had to have the best so I sold the 5020 to my dad and got a 500M. Next time I go to my parents I will have to check out the blacks on the 5020. I know the 500M should look better then the 5020 but for some reason whenever I go back to my parents I am amazed at how good the 5020 looks. I don't know if it is just because it is calibrated and the 500M isn't or maybe their HD cable is better quality (that is usually what I am comparing/watching while I am there..cable and not blu ray).
Calibration would definately make a difference between the two.
As for the reddish tints, they seem to have gotten slightly worse over time. It began only in the letterbox areas of the screen, but it looks like it has spread out slowly over the screen. It hasn't covered the whole screen yet, but looks like it might be going that way. It started in the bottom right corner of the tv, and that is where it is now most pronounced. The rest of the screen has only a slight tint to it, and nothing in the centre. I would estimate that around 60% of the screen has this noticable red tint to the blacks, save a small band in the centre, which is not affected, yet...
Good thing is that it is only noticable on dark content, in a pitch black room. Generally, if there are bright objects on the screen, it is very hard to notice. It is quite distracting though, when you do see it, as you are always looking for it after that point.