Originally Posted by palace7473
Hello all! I am new to AVS Forum. This is my first post. I had to comment on this Toshiba 65UL610U HDTV. So here goes:
First of all...I REALLY wanted to love this TV!!! It has every feature offered in the world of HDTV. The price is great...the size is great...the features are state of the art! Sound is actually very nice for such a slim TV! Picture was very good BUT...Now the bad part...there is visible clouding in dark scenes...scanning is absolutely horrendous! Curtain like dark vertical bands appear on scan/pan scenes and /or they appear on white or very bright scenes. Since this is an EDGE LIT HDTV what you are seeing are the LED light tubes not diffusing the light correctly...the light is not scattering properly but is instead creating a shadow of the tube that is very visible. Once you see the problem youll always see it because it is so obvious! The TV stand is probably the weakest stand ive ever seen...the TV leans forward about 10-15 degrees. I went through several TVs thinking I had "the defective one" but they were all the same. Google this tv and you wont find much information on it at all. For a Toshiba 65" HDTV with this spec sheet you would think there would be all kinds of reviews and information...there isnt! why? Because the TV is inherently flawed and Toshiba knows this and is very hush hush about it. I tried to love this TV but it has too may flaws that I just cant live with. If you can live with these flaws then I would not hesitate to buy this TV.
After trying 3!!! different ones I finally gave up and bought the Panasonic Plasma TC-P65GT30! I could not be happier! This might be the perfect HDTV...near perfect screen uniformity...near perfect blacks/dark scenes...near perfect scanning and video processing and absolutely no fluctuating brightness! I have a July 2011 build but it has all the new firmware updates including the PDP EEP patch 83.44 as checked in the service menu. Good luck to all who purchased this TV...I hope you got the good ones!!
From my point of view,Palace had the exact same issues as me.
Had mine for 2 1/2 months and was disapointed from day 1
I too really wanted to like/love the set but was never able to.
I had to fight to return it but finally settled with the store to exchange for a Pani TCP65VT30.(Now that's a TV
The way palace explains his issues coundn't be more clear.
THIS IS EXACTELY HOW MY SET WAS BEHAVING.
Some people said i was crazy or to picky but when specs like these are advertised,then you expect some WOW! not some YUK.
So i totally stand by palace7473's critic and as he said,good luck with your sets.