Originally Posted by gogreen1975
Well I'm coming down to the last day or two to return this TV. I had the LG techs replace the panel due to the flashlighting/light bleed in the upper corners. The new panel is improved, but I can still see a slight line of light bleed across the top and it's a little heavier in the upper left corner. This is really only visible when the room is mostly dark(usually night only) and during dark movie scenes. I just don't understand why this is normal for LED TVs, or why anyone would accept this in an expensive HDTV where the whole goal of these TVs are perfect picture quality. What about the poor buyers of this TV from early in 2012 that paid $1300-$1500 for it. I paid only $615, so I guess you could argue that my expectations of good picture quality are too high at that price point. I'm afraid this is going to bug me for as long as I own this TV. I may have to return it and get a plasma to replace it. As I've read this thread it seems that the big positives on this TV are 3D and gaming. I don't care about 3D and don't own a game console. I guess I should have read this forum before making my purchase. I would have realized that I should have bought a plasma from the beginning.
I thought I was going to keep this TV, but the slight light bleed/flashlighting and the essentially useless local dimming and trumotion is bugging me. I really didn't want the larger physical size of a 50" TV and plasma-thick frame hanging over the gas fireplace, but I might need to do it just to put my mind at ease that the picture quality is the best I can get. Plus, I guess I worry that the light bleed issue will get worse.
You know what? I am on that fence myself. I first purchased a 47lm6200, and the flashlighting was horrible. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I turned it on (coming from a plasma and a dlp). LG replaced the panel, and it was better, but still had a giant patch of flashlighting.
I decided to just return it, and found the 55lm6700 at costco for a decent enough price for me, and since the display model looked awesome, jumped on it. I originally did not care about 3D, but after watching a few movies on the first set, my family really wanted to keep that feature, and it is indeed very good on the 6700 for sure.
Anyway, this set has very very minor glow at the top and bottom right corners. I really only notice it in a dark room watching something letterboxed, or like Game of Thrones. It isn't really bad, but it is there, and it bothers me. From the sounds of everything I have been reading, this is "normal" for LED sets, and some are worse than others. Ugh. Luckily I have about 80 more days to decide.