Originally Posted by HaleMoana
very discouraging. I am holding off buying a tv until late August/early Sept (in time for football season and hopefully some sales!). Hopefully something will change between now and then as I am really leaning heavily to the 65VT25. But paying a premium for a product that will degrade the more you use it is a deal breaker.
You do realize that you're reading about and posting in a thread that discusses Last Year's Models
right? Yes their black level rise problem is severe, but the VT25 you're considering should not only start out with lower black levels than what a new V10 started with, and the VT25's levels will rise slower than the old V10's did - and maybe even not rise as much as the V10's did. So far in reading the G25 and VT25 threads the problem isn't nearly as severe as it was with last year's 2009 models.
Since you're considering a VT25, i'd abandon this thread and look forward, and concentrate on the current state of affairs with the VT25 instead of wallowing in the G10/V10 pit of despair. D-Nice recently said that 13G units with build dates of April or later are improved too.
Makes me want to reconsider "breaking it in" as those first couple hundred hours might be the best times to enjoy the PQ.
I agree - i usually try to advocate just setting the picture adjustments to your liking and start enjoying the TV from day one (unless they insist on doing a break-in) but that's a good point about it also delaying the inevitable rise