Originally Posted by AnotherDude
This is the infamous pulsing effect, to me a bigger issue than the cyan thinghy, and a result as you infer of the local dimming algorithms. I get it occasionally on dim interior scenes with even areas, but have tamed it with calibration. The occasional occurrence is not a problem and often just seems to be part of the scene. Playing around with the contrast / brightness can help minimize it. Age should not affect it. I'm surprised you haven't seen it in your 60".
Thank you for giving this issue a name! I was able to google "Sharp Elite pulsing artifact", and find examples that people had recorded and posted on YouTube. That's what I'm seeing, alright!
Now - is there any fix? The firmware update didn't correct it on my set, and I see the problem frequently. I have about 10 days to decide whether or not to keep the set. A number of people have suggested that an ISF calibration will help reduce the problem, but I will need to pay $299 for that, so I'm reluctant to do so since I might end up returning the set afterwards. What can you tell me about this, AnotherDude? Can anyone else vouch for calibration? Is there another solution?