Originally Posted by aquaholik
Can someone with a UNXXD6000 or UNXXD6050 confirm that this set still suffer from corner flashlighting and clouding. For clouding, you might not see it at first but once the set warms up, you will notice it.
Please view this in completely dark room. Any flashlighting should stand out like a corner stage light, especially with letterbox material. Clouding can be seen during scene changes or dark scene.
I have 6 more days left to exchange my UN46C6400. Some flashlighting and clouding that is only visible after I turn the TV on for an hour or so.
I've had three 32D6000's in three weeks. Today is 7/31/2011, and they have all had recent manufacturing dates (and new enough that no firmware updates have been available).
The first had clouding and banding and flashlighting that I couldn't tweak-out and it went back. The second had less flashlighting, but it was still there, and suffered from nauseating judders that I couldn't dial out. It went back.
This third one has less juddering, but it's terribly obvious, and I still can't tweak it down to an acceptable level. Most noticeable in scenes with a deep background behind a moving object: a person walking nearby the camera in a long-vista shot, for example, will stutter across the screen and make you worry that you're having a stroke.
Flashlighting is most definitely a problem with the 6000's, and it's bad even with brightness down to 10, contrast and brightness down to 25, and all other settings at their mid-point of the scale. As noticeable in a bright room as it is when the room is dark. Full-screen or letterbox, dark scenes or mid-range scenes, it glares out at you. If I look, I'll see it in very bright scenes, but I have to look for it.
I also see a high gamut loss at a not-far-off midpoint viewing angle. At most, ten degrees right to left of midpoint, and you'll see contrast and color begin to fall off way too much for a rather pricey little non-3D TV.
And I don't know what the term may be for this, but in a bright-ish room (daytime, blinds closed), the image burns out towards the left-right boundaries of the screen. There's just too much light at the edges, and the picture seems to fade and wash out except in the center 50% of the screen. Viewing distance from the screen doesn't seem to affect this - four feet or standing in the hallway twenty feet away, it's still there.
Haven't correlated that to whether or not the screen has "warmed-up", but will pay attention.
(ADDED 8/1/2011 - the edge wash-out is apparent immediately, and it gets worse when the set has fully warmed.)
And finally, the side-mounted USB and HDMI ports get way too warm, in my opinion, regardless of whether or not you have USB devices plugged-in, or more than a single HDMI cable. The whole area over there gets close to hot. That ain't right, long-term.
Maybe it's only the 32's that do all of this, but this is NOT a keeper. The room is sized for a 32-inch screen, and I'm kind of p*ssed, since no one else seems interested in manufacturing a smaller screen with a 120hz refresh rate, (without 3D) and in my opinion, Samsung really dropped the ball on these.