Originally Posted by EscapeVelocity
Is it better or worse? Less noticeable or more noticeable.
Well after watching some of the same stuff I have watched this week (some football and the walking dead) I think this new set is a little better actually! I can still see the banding a bit but it's not as bad as I think it was before ... plus the light bleed in the 4 corners was a lot worse on the last set then this one.
I actually tweaked the sound on this new set more to where I may be able to live without the sound bar (it's just a pain).
My fingers are still crossed ... I want this TV to work for the price and how great the picture is already on all different feeds (Cable, Bluray, WD TV player for 1080P .MKV files, etc.).
I tweaked the picture a bit with a solid blue screen and off white screen to show less banding and I think that helped out a bit.
I'll keep messing with it and watching some more stuff but I am a little more hopeful with this new set.