I recently purchased a 60PK550 at HHGregg, got a great deal on it! I also have the problems others are having with uniformity (dirty screen). I noticed this right out of the box when running the break-in DVD. However, when watching a 1080p bluray its not very noticeable, if at all. If I watch lower res content such as satellite programming (720p), it does become visible at times over certain colors, such as light backgrounds and skin tones.
Honestly, if I were not so picky I'd probably never notice it but since I know its there I cant even watch TV w/ out looking for it. I don't think my wife has noticed it yet and I don't want to mention it to her because then she'll be plagued by it like I am. I'm considering calling LG but wanted to get your opinions. Is it worth the risk of getting another one thats possibly worse? Or is it even worth the opportunity cost all together?
I'm probably going to spend a little more time with the break-in DVD and also watch some more blurays to see if it really annoys me. Bluray and PS3/XBOX 360 gaming is the majority of what I'll be doing and if it doesn't show up on content from those sources I'm probably not going to worry about it.
I've posted a few pics I took of the screens while playing the break-in DVD. I noticed vertical lines on the screen in the pictures...I didn't even notice these when I took the pics! What do you guys think? Should I try for a replacement?
(most of my uniformity issues are in the center of the screen)
If you read through earlier in the thread, this TV is known for this uniformity issue. If you feel it is too much you would probably need to consider a different brand/model.