My opinion on the discussion between lewisranchmike, Ken Ross, and RadTech51...
I have to agree with lewisranchmike on this one. Not everyone who owns a Elite prefer the Movie THX mode or a calibrated set. If lewisranchmike prefers Dynamic mode with IVC set to Adv High, then that's what he should be able to use. The Elite owners paid top dollars to own this specific set and should have the expectation for ALL functions on the set to work properly without issues.
If you purchased a $70K Mercedes and do not normally use cruise control, but you found out it is broken, would you want Mercedes to fix it?
I will test my set in Dynamic mode to see if I can reproduce the problem.
Originally Posted by dvzzz
@N3W813 how is your new replacement unit in terms of uniformity? I am getting nowhere with Sharp, they must be end-of-life'ing Elite division because the way they handle my case points to the fact they can care less about Elite consumers. I do not want to bore this thread anymore with details, but if you can let me know how your screen looks, I would love to make a decision.
I have some bad news.....yes, I do see very faint blotches of green in my new set on full field gray patterns.
When I first checked the new set right after unboxing it, I did not see it. I think it was too faint for me to notice. After the delivery people left, I spend more time with the 50% to 109% gray full field patterns and I can SOMETIMES make out the green patches. When watching normal day-to-day material, I can't see the patches at all. But when I tested "The Art of Flight" (snowboard documentary), I can definitely discern the green patches pretty easily with the white snowy backgrounds.
So, what am I going to do at this point??? I think I'll use the set for couple of weeks and see if the patches will go away. After couple of weeks, I will measure screen uniformity using my spectrophotometer. I've owned the Elite for over a year now, any of my options have to deal with Sharp directly.
My suggestion for you is to return the set to BB if you are uncomfortable with the green patches. I definitely would if I still can.
I forgot to check the manufacturing date of my new set yesterday. I will find out and post back.