(EDIT: I had one description worded backwards - memory had failed me - I had failed to remember the odd coincidence that the BLACK vertical notch/marker is where the defect starts, but NOT because of the black marker, but because of the colors - that marker obviously represents something, someone put it there (not me) -- in fact, it is the cutoff between "RED" and "GREEN" if colors along that scale could actually be divided into those two. TO test this yourself, see new ZOOM IN notes, now, related)
Here's that test pattern I was talking about.
This first one is of the TV exhibiting the defect. Notice there is a threashold at which the problem - from left to right - begins, and then increases (you have to zoom in on this image to see this), and slowly fades away. It's VERY interesting.
Below is with 3D Checkerboard Mode ON (notice the dimming, even if you must switch back and fourth rapidly to see it for yourself - same fixed camera settings - "full manual mode")
And for those who want to see the threshold, the pixel at which the defect occurs - by zooming in on it - YOU ARE IN FOR A REALLY INTERESTING THING: The threshold at which it starts remains the SAME spot - right AFTER the black marker
- while the rate of it's increase, of course slows as the color changes are slowed (moving left to right, still, I mean)
Here's the original bitmap to do that with.
Another "fun" thing to do with this one, is to rotate the colors output by your computer (you know, using your video card HUE controls, as I do for the ISO video and other videos) - you see the threshold slide along that straight line.