Hello everyone! I just got my first HDTV, the 32" EH5300. I'm kind of new to the 'HD' experience, but have read about the 'Panel Lottery' during buying research, and made sure to get a Samsung-made panel. TS01... but I'm already experiencing a problem.
I got this TV for gaming... my 360 and PS3 are my only HD sources right now. I don't have HDMI cables(I am ordering some), and I actually don't have component cables for my PS3, so it's pretty much just running my 360 at the moment, so I don't have anything else to compare it to until HDMI cables arrive.
However, I'm worried that the problem may be with the TV itself. My brother and I both purchased TS01's from two different stores, but we're both having the same problem running 360's through component. When in 1080p there is a very faint doubled image to the right, that looks like a shadow or 'ghosted' image. It's hard to see unless it's a bright color on a dark color, but in some cases it's somewhat noticeable, especially with white text on a black background. I'd really hate to take this TV back, everything else is grand, no ghosting, great colors and picture, but that slight 'ghost image' is.... kind of annoying, and messes with clarity slightly in some cases. I don't really have the money to fix it either, and the TV is brand new... I put it in 1080i and the problem goes away. I don't understand this... Furthermore when I use the TV's smart Menu or Apps, the ghost image is gone... So I feel really confused. Does anyone know what this problem is? Is this a problem with the TV, maybe with the input? Or perhaps both my brothers and my component cables to older 360's aren't right? Will HDMI perhaps fix this?
I guess I'm also looking for thoughts and advice. If this is a problem with the TV, is there really a point to take it back for another or will I likely have the same problem? Will this problem get worse? Should I try to get a different panel type, and if so which one is the best for gaming?
Thanks in advance for any and all help.