Originally Posted by Pandemonium08
Looks horrible IMHO but its a panel lottery anyway.
I went through 2 55lm7600 units and just could not live with the PQ in a dim evening room. OP, you came from the plasma world. You will never be happy with the LM7600 unless you only use it durring the bright daytime hours. I have gone to the plasma world (Pany 60GT50) and found total satisfaction. I can't believe how much better the PQ of plasma is over edge-lit LED.
Edge-lit LED was a step backward
in PQ. Back-lit LED was a step up from CCFL lit sets but its more expensive to manufacture so they went cheap and gave us edge-lighting. The LM7600 is a perfect showcase for all the flaws of the technology. Its amazing that LG was able to produce such a beautiful form while crippling its function. For me (90 % of viewing after 6 PM) the LM7600 was a very poor choice because of the aweful black-level, pathetic off-axis viewing angle, DSE, horribly non-uniform screen, and of course the flashlights along the top and in the corners.
I tried the screw adjustments; had ZERO effect. And even if it had helped the flashlights, nothing else would have improved. The entire idea of buying a new TV then taking it apart, messaging the entire panel, then reassembling it and hoping you haven't severly damage it or caused micro-fatigue / fracture in the transistor layerof the panel is ludicrous.
Unless you are watching 90% of your TV under intense room / sun lighting, go back to plasma. You will be glad you did ! If you want to stay with LCD then I suggest looking at Samsung. Their PQ is better than LG (better black level, better contrast because of the black-level, and better color "pop" also because of the black-level) but you still have the issues with edge-lighting.