Thanks, N3W813, unfortunately, I am without a TV now. They delivered a replacement set today, also from Nov 2012 batch and I turned it on while driver was waiting and BOOM, same green dirty bars/spots all over the screen plus Dirty Screen Effect that is very pronounced. The driver saw it all right away and he said "Wow, this TV costs more than my car by pictures has more problems than my $1000 TV..." So disappointed!
Best Buy Sales Manager at the store today convinced me to try another unit since when he called Sharp rep about this issue they said this issue is known but is extremely limited, talking about being lucky, I must have gotten the two defective in the entire batch.
All in all I am just floored, Elite/Sharp must have laid off all of their QA departments. On the Sony XBR forum, guys have been struggling with similar issues for a long time since HX929 times and some of them had to take Sony to court to get a replacement. Elite is apparently listening, I got a call from Elite rep asking if they can help but really did not offer a solution of any kind, just told me to work with Best Buy.
I will try to get a third set from Best Buy and if it has an issue, I will just have to make more noise about it in social networks. Sharp is obviously is in dire financial trouble but they cannot forgo quality control on the $8000 sets. People do not value much the cost of time and energy wasted when they are dealing with complex 70" TV exchanges/replacements, I am experiencing it now, instead of taking kids to the city to see lights or go skiing I am sitting home waiting for a TV to be delivered from 2-6pm window:(
Originally Posted by N3W813
First of all, for those who can't seem to remember my nickname....
N3W813 = NEWBIE
(or just call me newb)
To answer dvzzz's question, could it be that you are not used to 6500K grayscale and/or have gotten used to a cooler (6500K+) grayscale? Could be the display characteristics of your particular set is very different from mine.
Try this, cycle through the Color Temp setting from Low to High and let me know which setting looks 'right' to you.