Originally Posted by stevedensmore
I've gotta say, I'm thoroughly unimpressed with this television. I attached an image of what is supposed to be a solid grey screen. There are dark spots all over the place and the dreaded crease on the left. So on top of all this, I have what appears to be clouding and flashlighting as well. The flashlighting is pretty bad on the bottom center and bottom right of the screen.
Apparently some level of clouding and flashlighting is normal on most LEDs/LCDs. See Geoffrey Morrison's article on this topic:http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-.../?tag=mncol;9n
"Nearly every LCD TV on the market has a problem: uniformity. Certain areas of the screen are going to be brighter than other areas. On dark scenes, this can be visible and sometimes distracting. "
"This LC/backlight system is never perfect, either due to manufacturing irregularities, design inefficiencies, or whathaveyou. Because it's not perfect, parts of the screen are going to "leak" light."
"There are multiple issues that make a perfectly uniform LCD difficult. The thinner the TV (and therefore the less distance between the backlight and the LC), make a uniform brightness more difficult, given there's less space to diffuse the light evenly."
For me personally, while viewing actual content from any source ( not grey screens) I don't notice any of the flashlighting symptoms described above on my HX820. In fact I am very impressed with the display capabilities of this TV.