Originally Posted by Danediz
Thats weird that some of these still have flashlighting even with dynamic led on. My 850 had 0 clouding but it was a march 2012 build and was a floor model. This means it was running all day for months and possibly helped take away any clouding. It was broken in? Either way it had bad dse and a dead pixel and i took it back asap.
Since it sounds like the w900a is only 55" i would keep yours unless you want to upgrade in size. I dont see how any other 46" will beat the quality of the 850. Samsungs f8000 gives large promise but their flagships have been a let down since the b8500.
Im planning on getting the w900a if its as good or better than the 850. Unfortunately ill be waiting until black friday
Is this your main living room tv? If not i would consider the 46" samsung es7100 if its still on sale. Any clouding issues that people have had seem to be short lived and disappear with use.
March 2012 models seems like it was a launch set.
Usually, Quality control is a lot more focus when a productions starts. Whas your set build in Mexico as well? Another issue is sometimes manufacturing of the first few wave of a new set is manufactured in Japan or somewhere with tight quality control then they move production to cheaper facility (mexico) and quality starts to suffer.
Yes this is my main TV for watching TV. It's currently located in my basement. I also don't think I could get a better 46" right now. If it wasn't from the Flashlighting, I'd be a happy camper.
My only other option would be a floor model at the best buy (where I got the last 2 units). It's a May 2012 model. From the floor, it doesn't seem like it has flashlighting but the area is pretty bright. I'd have to see it in a dark room. My HX850 doesn'T show flashlighting during the day but at night, even with lights on, it's showing on some content (obviously on dark corners or black bars).
It's not showing if the screen is really dark, since the led are now going full blast, the flashlighting gets invisible at some moments. If the screen is very bright but with dark corners, it's visible again.
The good thing is I Watch a lot of hockey and well since the screen is msotly white, I don't see it at all.
Was watching some Aliens movies right now and sometimes when it's really dark, The flashlighting is not visible but sometimes on other scènes, it is on the black bars. If I Watch full screen content and let's say in the left side we see someone from the back and their are pretty dark because the camera focus is not on him, I can see it a bit.Edited by Guibs - 2/1/13 at 8:50am