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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

Don't blame you. You would think buying a TV would not be as stressful, but I found it more stressful then these other things which all occurred within the same few months in this order:

The birth of my second child.
Buying a new house.
Moving to said new house.
Buying a TV.
Prepping old house for sale.
Selling old house.
Buying new car.

Out of all these.... Buying a new tv and having to make seven exchanges in three months proved to be the most stressful. Sad but true.
Yeah I know tell me about it!
post #3152 of 4483
Just can't believe how bad there customer service is iv never had this bad of customer service ever
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Guess my first thing to ask is are you sure you are not confusing DSE with vertical banding?

Second, no... It won't be any better. Hockey is a torture test for any LED and brings out even the most minimal of vertical banding on any LED. They all show it, some just are more sensitive to it where as others don't notice it... but put up static grey scale slides on any LED and you will see the bands and then watch hockey, those bands are what are visible on fast panning on solid backgrounds like the ice in hockey.

The smaller the set such as a 55, the less noticeable it is to the naked eye per say... So if your eyes can already can see it on an HX850... You will most likely notice it on the HX950 also. You could exchange a dozen sets, and you will most likely also notice it on each one as well. This is a case where perhaps you should have checked in on this issue prior to returning the two previous HX850s as they are hard to come by.

Yes vertical banding was what I experienced. On a grey test slide I noticed the very thin vertical bands running throughout on the HX850. As I have only ever owned CRT TVs and Plasmas I find that banding is something I notice all the time, basically any panning shot. Obviously this is particularly bad with hockey. I tried two HX850s and the hockey watching experience on both was horrible. I then tried the ES8000 which was fine for vertical bands but had horizontal bands, clouding, flashlighting, 3d cross talk, basically everything else wrong! I have had so many image retention/burn in issues with my last two panasonic plasmas which was why I wanted to go LCD. I'm after a 55" version. In Australia I can get the 950 for $2400 whereas a F8500 plasma is $3300 and a F8000 will be $3900. So it's considerably cheaper for the Sony for me. Would you guys recommend the 950 55"? I watch in a very dark room, with an equal split between sports, blu-rays and regular TV.
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Yes vertical banding was what I experienced. On a grey test slide I noticed the very thin vertical bands running throughout on the HX850. As I have only ever owned CRT TVs and Plasmas I find that banding is something I notice all the time, basically any panning shot. Obviously this is particularly bad with hockey. I tried two HX850s and the hockey watching experience on both was horrible. I then tried the ES8000 which was fine for vertical bands but had horizontal bands, clouding, flashlighting, 3d cross talk, basically everything else wrong! I have had so many image retention/burn in issues with my last two panasonic plasmas which was why I wanted to go LCD. I'm after a 55" version. In Australia I can get the 950 for $2400 whereas a F8500 plasma is $3300 and a F8000 will be $3900. So it's considerably cheaper for the Sony for me. Would you guys recommend the 950 55"? I watch in a very dark room, with an equal split between sports, blu-rays and regular TV.

As long you understand that with LED in general, vertical banding to a certain degree will always be present (especially if you are someone like me that will notice it more than others may) then YES..... the 55HX950 is an excellent TV. The black levels and contrast of the full array w/local dimming will exceed the edge lit, so for movies and especially 3D, this is where the full array really shines as the blacks stay black with no flashlighting or edge bleed unless you get a lemon. There will be some minor blooming with full array in addition to the minor banding, but again.... both of these issues are fairly minor unless you get a lemon and the positives far outweigh the negatives as many 55HX950 owners can attest to in here,
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Yes vertical banding was what I experienced. On a grey test slide I noticed the very thin vertical bands running throughout on the HX850. As I have only ever owned CRT TVs and Plasmas I find that banding is something I notice all the time, basically any panning shot. Obviously this is particularly bad with hockey. I tried two HX850s and the hockey watching experience on both was horrible. I then tried the ES8000 which was fine for vertical bands but had horizontal bands, clouding, flashlighting, 3d cross talk, basically everything else wrong! I have had so many image retention/burn in issues with my last two panasonic plasmas which was why I wanted to go LCD. I'm after a 55" version. In Australia I can get the 950 for $2400 whereas a F8500 plasma is $3300 and a F8000 will be $3900. So it's considerably cheaper for the Sony for me. Would you guys recommend the 950 55"? I watch in a very dark room, with an equal split between sports, blu-rays and regular TV.

As long you understand that with LED in general, vertical banding to a certain degree will always be present (especially if you are someone like me that will notice it more than others may) then YES..... the 55HX950 is an excellent TV. The black levels and contrast of the full array w/local dimming will exceed the edge lit, so for movies and especially 3D, this is where the full array really shines as the blacks stay black with no flashlighting or edge bleed unless you get a lemon. There will be some minor blooming with full array in addition to the minor banding, but again.... both of these issues are fairly minor unless you get a lemon and the positives far outweigh the negatives as many 55HX950 owners can attest to in here,


I have to ask this cmay and I thought I would ask you. How can you tell if your tv has banding? Is there a certain angle you have to sit to see it or is there a screen I can set my tv on to see it?. To be honest I havent noticed it at all on my tv in light or dark conditions. Maybe its because I havent looked for it I dont know. But I am curious to know how to spot it if my tv has it. Any ideas? Let me know.
post #3156 of 4483
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

I have to ask this cmay and I thought I would ask you. How can you tell if your tv has banding? Is there a certain angle you have to sit to see it or is there a screen I can set my tv on to see it?. To be honest I havent noticed it at all on my tv in light or dark conditions. Maybe its because I havent looked for it I dont know. But I am curious to know how to spot it if my tv has it. Any ideas? Let me know.

Holy crap if it doesnt jump out at you dont go looking for it. It will ruin your tv viewing enjoyment forever.
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If you don't see it, you don't want to know what to look for. Be happy with what you have and if you are, run from this forum and never come back. Seriously that's my suggestion. Buyers remorse is not fun.
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

I have to ask this cmay and I thought I would ask you. How can you tell if your tv has banding? Is there a certain angle you have to sit to see it or is there a screen I can set my tv on to see it?. To be honest I havent noticed it at all on my tv in light or dark conditions. Maybe its because I havent looked for it I dont know. But I am curious to know how to spot it if my tv has it. Any ideas? Let me know.

Steve:

A few observations I've made in regards to banding (doesn't mean they are correct) from my experiences with LED.

- Banding to some degree is present on all LED. However, the larger the screen size, the more noticeable/problematic it can be.
- Just because banding is present... does not mean it is "noticeable" during normal viewing, hence many owners saying they have no banding. Technically.... this is what you want. Something with no noticeable banding.
- Banding is commonly mistaken for DSE when owners observe the darker bands running vertically during panning sequences such as hockey or soccer.
- Grey scale slides are the easiest way to determine severity of banding as "more severe" banding will be present on static solid backgrounds such as full color slides and scenery such as sky, underwater, deserts, etc.
- Regardless of how minor banding may be, it can still be an issue with panning sequences even if it is not an issue with static solid backgrounds. However, this is the type of banding I often advise people to either learn to live with or go a different route when it comes to the larger panels as I have rarely seen a large panel with zero noticeable banding on panning sequences.
- Looking at the screen from a 45 degree angle with grey scale slides can often pinpoint the exact locations of even faint vertical bands, even if the bands are not noticeable from viewing from directly in front of the tv.
- Visibility of banding can be affected by settings. For instance, I can take a photo of my set using "Flavious's" standard settings from the HX950 setting thread and my set will look like it has virtually no visible banding in the photo. I can take another photo using the pre-set movie mode cinema 2 setting and the photo will display more noticeable bands.
- Visibility of banding can be affected by viewing conditions. The same minor banding that I can see in the Fellowship of the Ring that I mentioned to Ken Ross which consisted of perhaps 10 seconds out of a three hour movie while watching the movie in a completely dark room at night is much harder to detect when watching the exact same scene during the day. Someone who wasn't aware of it would most likely not see it at all during the day, where as they may easily more notice it in a completely dark room at night.

Lastly.....

Once you notice vertical banding.... it can not be undone from the mind. I posted the other day that I watched the extended edition of the Fellowship of the Ring. Banding was present in two scenes totaling maybe 10 seconds at the most. 10 seconds out of a three hour movie.... yet those ten seconds still stick in my mind.

You have a 46 inch panel, so I would be very shocked if you had any noticeable banding since it is less prevalent of an issue with sub 55 inch panels. It is probably still there, but only detectable if you essentially tested for it under extreme conditions.
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Holy crap if it doesnt jump out at you dont go looking for it. It will ruin your tv viewing enjoyment forever.

My sentiments exactly, try enjoying this set rather than spending all your time looking for defects. If they are not readily visible and you can not find fault, then sit back and enjoy the splendor.
Once you start hard searching for abnormalities you'll convince yourself something is not 100% right, it becomes an OCD problem and you'll never be able to enjoy your panel.
Edited by IMRIZZO - 3/28/13 at 7:19am
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Originally Posted by Philip Luke View Post

If you don't see it, you don't want to know what to look for. Be happy with what you have and if you are, run from this forum and never come back. Seriously that's my suggestion. Buyers remorse is not fun.

Philip, I hope you have the same mentality once your 65ES8000 is delivered. If you do..... you are a better man than me. The 65ES8000 has perhaps the most noticeable vertical banding of any set ever manufactured. If you luck out and get one with banding only noticeable on panning, then keep it. But I have yet to see any 65ES8000 that does not display noticeable banding on static solid backgrounds with some being so bad it is present on just about any light or dark background on the set.
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I don't know if this has been answered but why can't I get separate adjustments to my white balance?If I make changes to one scene selection it affects all the scene selections.Is there something I'm missing?I would like to make different adjustments to cinema 1 and to general/standard selections.
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Originally Posted by hatedgreatness View Post

Yeah I know tell me about it!

Hatedgreatness - How did you know when the Sony TV was delivered to you that it was "recertified." Was it out of the box? I am in the process of getting a replacement TV and want to know what to look out for.

Thank you,
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

You are going to play the lottery regardless of manufacturer. If anything, the Sony lottery is far more forgiving than the Samsung lottery which is often more like a gauntlet. Only a handful of hx950 thread contributors returned 65 sets over banding compared to just about every person returning 65ES8000s who ventured into the ES8000 thread save for a few regular posters who managed to get the best of the best, which would still be considered the worst if it was on a 65HX950. The most common reason for a return of an HX950 is probably dead pixels. A few claimed DSE, but I think they confused DSE with banding based off of what they described.

+1 and you are the lottery expert. IMO the samsung lottery isn't a lottery if there are no winning tickets - ignorance isn't a winning ticket.
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Edited by Rich0449 - 3/28/13 at 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by Philip Luke View Post

If you don't see it, you don't want to know what to look for. Be happy with what you have and if you are, run from this forum and never come back. Seriously that's my suggestion. Buyers remorse is not fun.


Thanks Phil I will keep it mind. Problem is I like it here and some of the people.

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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

I have to ask this cmay and I thought I would ask you. How can you tell if your tv has banding? Is there a certain angle you have to sit to see it or is there a screen I can set my tv on to see it?. To be honest I havent noticed it at all on my tv in light or dark conditions. Maybe its because I havent looked for it I dont know. But I am curious to know how to spot it if my tv has it. Any ideas? Let me know.

Steve:

A few observations I've made in regards to banding (doesn't mean they are correct) from my experiences with LED.

- Banding to some degree is present on all LED. However, the larger the screen size, the more noticeable/problematic it can be.
- Just because banding is present... does not mean it is "noticeable" during normal viewing, hence many owners saying they have no banding. Technically.... this is what you want. Something with no noticeable banding.
- Banding is commonly mistaken for DSE when owners observe the darker bands running vertically during panning sequences such as hockey or soccer.
- Grey scale slides are the easiest way to determine severity of banding as "more severe" banding will be present on static solid backgrounds such as full color slides and scenery such as sky, underwater, deserts, etc.
- Regardless of how minor banding may be, it can still be an issue with panning sequences even if it is not an issue with static solid backgrounds. However, this is the type of banding I often advise people to either learn to live with or go a different route when it comes to the larger panels as I have rarely seen a large panel with zero noticeable banding on panning sequences.
- Looking at the screen from a 45 degree angle with grey scale slides can often pinpoint the exact locations of even faint vertical bands, even if the bands are not noticeable from viewing from directly in front of the tv.
- Visibility of banding can be affected by settings. For instance, I can take a photo of my set using "Flavious's" standard settings from the HX950 setting thread and my set will look like it has virtually no visible banding in the photo. I can take another photo using the pre-set movie mode cinema 2 setting and the photo will display more noticeable bands.
- Visibility of banding can be affected by viewing conditions. The same minor banding that I can see in the Fellowship of the Ring that I mentioned to Ken Ross which consisted of perhaps 10 seconds out of a three hour movie while watching the movie in a completely dark room at night is much harder to detect when watching the exact same scene during the day. Someone who wasn't aware of it would most likely not see it at all during the day, where as they may easily more notice it in a completely dark room at night.

Lastly.....

Once you notice vertical banding.... it can not be undone from the mind. I posted the other day that I watched the extended edition of the Fellowship of the Ring. Banding was present in two scenes totaling maybe 10 seconds at the most. 10 seconds out of a three hour movie.... yet those ten seconds still stick in my mind.

You have a 46 inch panel, so I would be very shocked if you had any noticeable banding since it is less prevalent of an issue with sub 55 inch panels. It is probably still there, but only detectable if you essentially tested for it under extreme conditions.

Thanks cmay. I dont notice any banding during the day or at night so I wont even bother to look for it. Thanks again buddy for the explanation.

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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Holy crap if it doesnt jump out at you dont go looking for it. It will ruin your tv viewing enjoyment forever.

My sentiments exactly, try enjoying this set rather than spending all your time looking for defects. If they are not readily visible and you can not find fault, then sit back and enjoy the splendor.
Once you start hard searching for abnormalities you'll convince yourself something is not 100% right, it becomes an OCD problem and you'll never be able to enjoy your panel.


I think I will take IMRIZZO's suggestion and not even try and look for it. Why bother if I dont see it day or night.
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

Don't blame you. You would think buying a TV would not be as stressful, but I found it more stressful then these other things which all occurred within the same few months in this order:

The birth of my second child.
Buying a new house.
Moving to said new house.
Buying a TV.
Prepping old house for sale.
Selling old house.
Buying new car.

Out of all these.... Buying a new tv and having to make seven exchanges in three months proved to be the most stressful. Sad but true.

I've come to the conclusion there's no hope for some of us. You talk to people outside of an anal group like ours, and they think we're nuts.
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

Don't blame you. You would think buying a TV would not be as stressful, but I found it more stressful then these other things which all occurred within the same few months in this order:

The birth of my second child.
Buying a new house.
Moving to said new house.
Buying a TV.
Prepping old house for sale.
Selling old house.
Buying new car.

Out of all these.... Buying a new tv and having to make seven exchanges in three months proved to be the most stressful. Sad but true.

I've come to the conclusion there's no hope for some of us. You talk to people outside of an anal group like ours, and they think we're nuts.


Oh were nuts alright! lol But damn I love this hobby and cant stop and wont stop. Me nuts? Na...no way....lol
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Thanks Phil I will keep it mind. Problem is I like it here and some of the people.
Thanks cmay. I dont notice any banding during the day or at night so I wont even bother to look for it. Thanks again buddy for the explanation.
I think I will take IMRIZZO's suggestion and not even try and look for it. Why bother if I dont see it day or night.

That's the best thing to do. Determining degree of banding is better left for the larger sets where it is more noticeable right off the bat, and one wants to get a feel for one's own tolerance level as fast as possible with these exchange windows shrinking and/or becoming more strict. With the 65HX950, it's hard to miss since right off the bat, the "no input" screen pops up and "BAM!" the banding is there.

Still not sure why the banding is so obvious on the "no input" screen, yet in reality..... hardly a distraction under normal viewing conditions with the exception of Hockey. Luckily, I'm too busy vomiting over the Flyers recent play to even notice the banding when I do watch hockey in the home theater.
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Originally Posted by steve1971 View Post

Oh were nuts alright! lol But damn I love this hobby and cant stop and wont stop. Me nuts? Na...no way....lol

Wanna talk about nuts.... the new car I bought my wife had a small dent in the hood that we didn't notice as it was dusk on a Friday night. I took it back the following Monday (bought on a Friday) and exchanging out the new car for another one was easier than trying to exchange out one of the TVs! The dealer looked at it and said go pick another one off the lot no questions asked. With the TVs, sometime they hassle you as you have to sit there and explain why you are returning almost as if you have to justify the exchange/return even if it is clearly defective.
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I will have to agree that our group is anal! Just think how much time we spend on posts instead of watching them! But I for one have always been ahead of the curve with regards to my entertainment. My first venture was a 4:3 Mitsubishi 70" TV standard def but expandable to HD. Then moved to a 65" Toshiba HDTV that was the first 1080i not P, GREAT TV. I even purchased a Direct TV receiver before they were offered that cost me $600! Just love great TV! My first venture with Samsung was as stressful as the list above, but when you put out top dollar for a top of the line TV you expect Quality! Simple! I have always loved the XBRs but just thought that they were way outside the price curve, however after the Sammy I am glad that I purchased maybe one of the last Full Array LED TVs. 😃😀😎are the only things that describe the experience so far! I have sat and starred at the HX950 looking for banding, DSE, clouding, and flash lighting and cannot find any! Damn that makes me happy! I just feel so bad for all of the consumers that have been taken advantage of with defected TVs that will never know how they were screwed! So all of my HX950 brothers we may be anal but there are not many watching better TVs than we are!
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post


Still not sure why the banding is so obvious on the "no input" screen, yet in reality..... hardly a distraction under normal viewing conditions with the exception of Hockey. Luckily, I'm too busy vomiting over the Flyers recent play to even notice the banding when I do watch hockey in the home theater.

Something to be said for vomiting. biggrin.gif
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Do you guys know what the measured MLL is for the 950? I'd suspect '0' with dimming engaged. I can't imagine anyone not engaging dimming.

The point I'm getting to is that I don't understand why people don't talk about the 950 as the 'benchmark' for black levels. Unless the MLL does increase somewhat with a bit of light in an otherwise dark scene. But I've never heard of floating blacks with the 950.

It never ceases to amaze me that these panels don't get more respect. Even from a color standpoint, my recollection is they calibrate perfectly.
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post

Do you guys know what the measured MLL is for the 950? I'd suspect '0' with dimming engaged. I can't imagine anyone not engaging dimming.

The point I'm getting to is that I don't understand why people don't talk about the 950 as the 'benchmark' for black levels. Unless the MLL does increase somewhat with a bit of light in an otherwise dark scene. But I've never heard of floating blacks with the 950.

It never ceases to amaze me that these panels don't get more respect. Even from a color standpoint, my recollection is they calibrate perfectly.

.0001,and you are correct calibration report looks like a flat line. Ken, i briefly had the 65929 and if wasn't for the banding this set would still be with me. looking hard at this model,f8500, and zt60. although a little hesitant on the zt as far as light output for my living room.
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Thanks Airgas, you and I are in precisely the same pool of panels. Though with me I don't think the ZT60 will meet my time frame.

What I'm trying to figure out are the advantages of the F8500 over the 950. Other than the potential for visible banding on the 950, I'm not sure I see any.

950: No worries about IR, buzzing, floating blacks or bright room characteristics. Best in class black levels, great color, detail and overall PQ. The only real drawbacks (if applicable) is viewing angle and the potential for visible banding. For my wife and I, I don't think this is an issue any more than it is with my Elite. The Elite has a poor viewing angle too.

8500: Great color, excellent detail, good black levels, but not best in class, great viewing angles. Drawbacks: Potential for IR & buzzing and not best-in-class black levels (yeah, black levels fall in both the pluses & minuses category IMO).

Looks pretty close, but frankly, looking at my own list, it's hard not to give the edge to the Sony. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post

Do you guys know what the measured MLL is for the 950? I'd suspect '0' with dimming engaged. I can't imagine anyone not engaging dimming.

The point I'm getting to is that I don't understand why people don't talk about the 950 as the 'benchmark' for black levels. Unless the MLL does increase somewhat with a bit of light in an otherwise dark scene. But I've never heard of floating blacks with the 950.

it never ceases to amaze me that these panels don't get more respect. Even from a color standpoint, my recollection is they calibrate perfectly.

It ceases to get the fair recognition because, most video follower's passion's are in a Pro-Plasma based society, most video media reviewers and publication are slanted towards Plasma panels who refuse to wander from their narrow minded opinions and recognize the quality of the XBR's capabilites.. Only Home Theater's Reviewer Thomas J. Norton gives Sony it's due credit. Even CNET's David Katzmaier touts them pretty high he also puts them down (CNET has long been known to be Pro-Panasonic Plasma advocate) For some reason there is definitely a Sony dislike amongst most of those people.If you read the CNET review it gives the Owners average rating a 3.5 but if you read those reviews they are each a 5 star rating and yet CNET only reflects a 3.5 rating by owners ??? WTH

Fug'em, I'm more than happy with my panels and will debate PQ with any plasma owner, with the only dogma being off axis viewing
Edited by IMRIZZO - 3/28/13 at 2:22pm
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Originally Posted by HuskerTornado View Post

If you wouldn't mind, could you take a picture of your no input screen so I could compare it to mine? I have a couple of bands that can be a bit annoying during hockey games, just would like to compare it to yours since you watch hockey and are very happy so I can see if I'm just being overly nitpicky.

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Yeah I'll post tomorrow
I guess what has been seen cannot be unseen. We really do not notice during regular viewing..I may now though smile.gif. Should I ask for a replacement?
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Originally Posted by IMRIZZO View Post

It ceases to get the fair recognition because, most video follower's passion's are in a Pro-Plasma based society, most video media reviewers and publication are slanted towards Plasma panels who refuse to wander from their narrow minded opinions and recognize the quality of the XBR's capabilites.. Only Home Theater's Reviewer Thomas J. Norton gives Sony it's due credit. Even CNET's David Katzmaier touts them pretty high he also puts them down (CNET has long been known to be Pro-Panasonic Plasma advocate) For some reason there is definitely a Sony dislike amongst most of those people.If you read the CNET review it gives the Owners average rating a 3.5 but if you read those reviews they are each a 5 star rating and yet CNET only reflects a 3.5 rating by owners ??? WTH

Fug'em, I'm more than happy with my panels and will debate PQ with any plasma owner, with the only dogma being off axis viewing

Couldn't agree more Rizz. There is no such thing as 'fair & balanced' with many in the plasma crowd. I've always liked Tom Norton's reviews, I think he's very fair.
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I guess what has been seen cannot be unseen. We really do not notice during regular viewing..I may now though smile.gif. Should I ask for a replacement?

Looks like I can see 3 or 4 bands. But if you can't see them with regular material, don't get nuts over it. I wonder if local dimming is disengaged with that screensaver?
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post

Looks like I can see 3 or 4 bands. But if you can't see them with regular material, don't get nuts over it. I wonder if local dimming is disengaged with that screensaver?
Ken yeah I don't know if it is or not. I use IMRIZZO settings and backlight is set @ 5. I am a Silver rewards member so I believe I have 45 days for return. Is that banding considered real bad? Meaning on my photos do some sets have a darker image of banding? Or is there no such thing as a darker band or a lighter band?
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post

Couldn't agree more Rizz. There is no such thing as 'fair & balanced' with many in the plasma crowd. I've always liked Tom Norton's reviews, I think he's very fair.

I met Tom at the NYC CES a few years ago, he really impressed me with his unbiased opinions and how he addressed every thing he reviewed with a blank slate and derived his decisions based on the components qualities and not it's brand Name.
Edited by IMRIZZO - 3/28/13 at 4:55pm
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