Actually I do know the netflix screen is truly even across... I have had one Proscan model that had a awesome PQ and indeed the image was uniform white and red across. Also is pure and even on my 22 inch computer monitor when routed off the same PS3. Would someone so nit picky as I obviously am really make such a statement without reason to back it up and carefuly testing it? Highly doubtful... And you will note I didn't paint all panels as that way, I just asked if they were... either they are or I have really bad luck and that's what I am trying to figure out.
Also this effect is dramatically noticeable when running a PC input with full screen solid colors of any kind.
The effect is definnitely there during normal viewing, but like flashlighting or ghosting it's much harder to detect during normal viewinng. However when you know it's there, just like the other issues, it's distracting because every time a scene appears to have vinetting you have to wonder if it's really the TV or if the effect is artificially sterngthened by the TV.
The reason I ask if this is on all panels despite my only having used budget panels is that I have never seen this mentioned or pictured anywhere on any level panel and it seems like just the kind of thing people would happy note higher end panels don't have (similar to how dark room experience is a touted plus for even blacks on many panels).
I seem to have horribly bad luck... I have burned thorugh 6 LCD tvs in the last 3 months trying to get one that is satisfactory... 3 Proscans - all of which had legitimate problems like just powering off on their own, but one of hwich had an outstanding PQ and even lighting, just unfortunately started seemingly growing stuck pixels on a daily basis; and 2 Vizio's both of which had a humming form the speakers on all inputs unless on mute or 0 volume and now the LG.
Of all those TVs, only one Proscan (seemingly the cheapest choice) had an edge to edge uniform panel.
Now it seems I have horrible luck with TVs as evidenced by my trail of attempts so I was wondering if this is indeed normal or if I am somehow jinxed.
And yes I am pretty picky, but I also know I am in the budget market and that there is no such thing as a perfect panel so while I think I am putting my expectations above average joe schmoe out there, I don't think it's at all unreasonable and certainly there are more dificult to please members regularly on AVS.
And since I would think the same of someone who burned through 6 TVs, here is why I am not super picky, just bad luck: First proscan great IQ, grew stuck pixels fast. Replacement started turning off on it's own, had to unplug from wall before it would turn back on - IQ not as good as the first by a noteable amount. Replacement Panel was MASSIVELY flashlighty and cloudy and not even symetrical in this distortion. When watching any letterboxed movie much of the letterbox appeared almost white it was so flashlighted. Vizio - both exactly the same, buzz loud enough to hear from across the room in quite movie passes. Buzz went away if volume set to 0 or mute, however did not get proportionally louder with volume. Buzz was especially loud on Media input where there should be no sound at all (Again mute would kill it). This seemed to happen only when the panel was actually drawing an mage, for instance when on HDMI input, the buzz was minimal until a picture actually showed up, then it kicked in full force.
I think any of use would have returend over those issues.