Originally Posted by jbailey77
Rob - This dirty screen effect, did it look like there was residue on the screen that you couldn't clean off? How bad were the light and dark sploteches? My set has pretty bad backlight bleeding and a few rounds spots of light very noticable when the screen is dark.
The DSE looks worst with solid colours and animated movies. It looks like vertical banding/streaking. I don't think it's anything that can be cleaned off, it's just how the screen is. The backlight bleeding isn't too bad on my set, but there is some. The worst blotch is almost in the center of the screen and can be seen in certain situations, but not always. If you really want to see how good or bad your screen is, connect a computer to it and put on a solid grey background.
I bought this TV for the 3D, but the 2D and picture quality just doesn't compare to some other sets. I had a sony 3d tv which had FANTASTIC 2d, but the 3d was VERY LOUSY (bad crosstalk, can't tilt your head). I'm hoping for better in these 2012 sets, but I've already read some bad things about the lm8600 like it might have overheating issues.