Originally Posted by Gamereviewgod
When watching a movie and the MPAA green rating screen comes up, does anyone else have bars streaking from the text? I'll also notice this effect (much lighter however) when using subtitles.
What you are seeing there isn't a fault with your TV, it is an unwanted byproduct of how they construct the banner when making the movie, not line bleed, image retention, banding, blocking or anything else.
The ratings banners are often made very crudely, and a band stuck in the middle (such as this) is often achieved by using a cut and paste method - that's why, if you look closely, there seems ot be a raised edge to it.
You could just as easily see this on a quality LED. LCD or even the very best of the late CRTs, like the Philips 9763/25s, which were about as pure as pictures get on CRT.
As for the banding on the right, much of this, as far as I can see, is from users using bright and contrasts settings that are too high. Also, don't forget that broadcast standards are variable to say the least, and are rarely, if ever perfect, especially in NTSC areas; but generally the quality of the digital broadcast deteriorates the more channels there are crowding the bandwidth, so imperfections are rife.
One of the best ways of checking out your static picture is to try and get hold of one of the BBCs test card dvds - you know, little girl with the clown doll.