I need help. I like this set in many ways. I had a little visible flashlighting in the corners but a little pressure/massaging took care of it. The corners are still a little brighter than the rest of the screen on some fullscreen content but I figure this is just part of edge-lit tech. The big question is: Am I the only one having vertical and horizontal banding issues with my set? If this is just par for the course I will just accept it but I need to know if other people are seeing this kind of problem or not. Here are some (crappy) iPhone pics I took to illustrate.
First is just a gray slide. You can see both the vertical and horizontal bands here. Some of them are darker than the surrounding screen, some are lighter.
Now, as with a lot of banding, it shows up on solid-color slides but not in actual content. This is true on my set MOST of the time. However, any time there is sky (which happens frequently) or I am watching a cartoon with a lot of panning (see: anime) they are clearly visible. Here are a couple examples. Again, sorry for the crappy pics. This phenomena is easily seen by the eye, but hard to show in still pictures.
So is my set worse than yours, or am I just being picky? Should I keep the set (I like it other than this issue) or should I return it to Best Buy (This would be my 5th TV returned to them in the past 12 months).