Originally Posted by lithium2k
I just purchased an ES8000 last night and it is going back today. Horrible flash lighting, uniformity, and bright spots. Just my two cents.
I also just returned a 65es8000, they even exchanged it for me once at best buy. Mine had horrible vertical banding. I assume since the same issue happened for me on 2 TV's that they all have it when they get to that size. Since I prefer LED over Plasma because I like the brighter picture and my tv sits next to 2 very large , very bright windows I am now trying to decide which full array LED to buy. I honestly did not even do a ton of research before I purchased, I was so happy with all my previous Samsungs I just went out and bought the latest and greatest model.. total crap
The Samsung had a great picture for 95% of viewing, the problem is once you notice the vertical bands you cannot "unsee" them, and your eyes are drawn to them every time the camera pans. (especially noticeable when watching football)