Originally Posted by HarveyTAS
Bad news for interested buyers... As I mentioned above, I picked up an L7200U from visions, but after some pretty positive first impressions, I'm literally horrified by the screen uniformity.
2D: Initial impressions were great, good contrast and colors and I haven't even calibrated yet. Motion is excellent, especially in cinema mode... it seems to smooth a bit without the unnatural soap opera effect.
3D: OK - I've seen passive 3d Panasonics and LGs at stores... both looked very good, but my 7200 seems to have a weird crosstalk effect when there is heavy motion onscreen. It is giving me a head ache to be honest. Stationary or limited motion scenes look excellent and have a great sense of depth, but it all falls apart when things start moving.
Build: Good - Seems solid enough and looks fantastic on my TV stand. The top corners don't seem to be perfectly molded to the screen however.
Menu / Controls: Pretty good, I like the remote and the menu seems to work fine.
Smart: OK - Tried out Netflix and You tube, which seem to work fine, but the menu is sluggish to bring up.
Screen uniformity: FAIL - My screen looks like an abstract greyscale painting when an all black screen is displayed. It isn't noticeable all the time, but any darker scene looks like you are watching through a vignette filter or something. It might be a random defect from the factory, but it's too bad for me to ignore. I may sound like I'm being picky, but my wife, who can't tell the difference between HD and SD said: "What the hell is wrong with our new TV? It's got spots all over it." I knew I had to take it back. Not sure if I'll try another 7200 or go for the Panny ET5.
Sorry for the terrible spelling and grammar, I need to go to bed.
Sounds like you got a bad Unit. I have the 55L6200U and the 3d is super. First I must say I've compared it to several new sets and no not in store on a shelf at electronics store. They were a Panasonic Plasma active gt50, vt50, Panasonic ET5 passive, LG LM7600, and 8600 (owned both and returned for horrible flash lighting and clouding and apparent over heating problems), and last year and this years new active Samsungs. I can say the 3d is great on this Toshiba. no cross talk or or uniformity issues. No ghosting or flash lighting or clouding issues period. That one you got surely sounds like it has a defect somewhere.
Also I would keep looking past the Panasonic ET5 gaming is horrible, lag is awful and you'll want to pull your hair out! If you don't like the Toshiba the ET5 was a big let down for me. IT has a very narrow viewing angle, 3d was average some cross talk and the black levels were terrible, and the few I've seen has had horrible Clouding and Flashlighting like the couple LG LM models I've had and returned. I will honestly say and I'm not brand loyal by no means, but this Toshiba 55L6200U is terrific. I may be an exception however and have gotten a really good one. But I must say The colors, picture in 2d and regular SD broadcasting is super. Blu ray is terrific. The 3d is also very good. I would say it's on equal ground with the best current passive 3d displays. The viewing angle could be a little better, however most LED sets will not have as good of a viewing angle as plasma.
For gaming in game mode. I've found no lag. I haven't tested it (hooked up pc to run test) but playing it as I play first person shooter, BF3, Black Ops, ect. where you can really notice if a lag is present somewhere. I have not noticed any in game mode and the response is great. I have it running through an Onkyo receiver.Edited by Jchop - 7/3/12 at 3:23am