So I just got this TV, and I'm currently running break-in slides.
However, I think I see a defect. About 2/3 up the screen, there's like a 1/2" horizontal bar of picture that is faintly, faintly, faintly darker than the rest of the screen. I would really have to point it out for somebody else to see it, but I think my eyes are just good for this this kind of thing. It might actually be obtrusive during movie watching, but I really don't know yet. Right now, I'm just fixated on it for the most part. I wish I never saw it, but now that I have, it's all I'm paying attention to.
Again, it was noticed by complete accident, but I wonder/worry if it will remain there, and be obtrusive enough that I notice it forever more. If returning the item meant all I had to do was close my eyes for five seconds and re-open them, I'd have no problem doing it. But I'm not a fan of having to package up this **** again and asking to return an item, etc. just to get maybe another melon somehow.
This is a complete non-issue for anybody who can't see it, and hopefully after running slides it will either go away, or just during normal viewing it will be unnoticeable. For the time being, though, my mind is just keen on that one thing, and that one thing only. Damn myself!
I want to keep this TV because it's not a super loud buzzer (I hear it with no volume, but like seeing the screen defect, I'd have to be listening for it to hear it), and I obviously don't want to have to deal with the hassle of returning the screen. Plus, I'm already breaking this one in.
EDIT: Nevermind, normal viewing shows that I can't see it even if I'm looking for it. The image would have to be really static, and showing the same thing across the board for it to even be perceivable. It would still be nice if I didn't have that kind of issue though lol, because I still don't know what it will be like for gaming.