Read back through the thread a bit and try some of the settings people (including myself) have posted and see if that helps. Also, I improved the banding on my set by rubbing the screen with a microfiber cloth. I posted a "how to" in this thread a ways back for that too. Good luck.
I had already read all the posts and tried the cloth and settings. No improvement. The cloth trick will not change banding, that is a manufacture defect in the panel and cant be fixed. I think only ONE person in this thread claims to have no banding so I should have phrased the question differently:Does anyone own one of these tvs that does NOT have any banding problems?
We are definitely returning ours to Amazon. We decided to return the tv since the picture quality is worse than our 9 year old rear projection Mitsubishi 1080i that we replaced. This new tv does have a better picture with still shots, but with any motion shots it is awful. For example, 4-6 inch wide vertical bars (these are shadows or changes in brightness and are difficult to describe, but if you have them you will know it) are noticeable on nearly every football scene. We would consider buying the same model again say at the local Walmart but if all of them have this banding problem, then we don't want to waste our time.
Its hard to believe so many people like this tv with the bad picture quality so maybe we just got a bad unit with excessive banding.Edited by Tuco314 - 12/23/12 at 12:15pm