Originally Posted by sofakng
I've just purchased a Vizio 65" M-Series (M651d-A2R, I think) and it has a problem in the bottom-left corner where the backlight seems to be bleeding. It's only visible on completely black screens but it's annoying.
I returned it for another and it has the EXACT same problem.
Also, if you look at a black screen from off-angle, you can see vertical white-bars on the screen.
I've heard these issues are common with edge-lit LED TVs so I guess I have to decide if it's worth it for me to keep it for the price I paid... ($1650 on sale)
Would the Sony 65" be any better? I'm guessing that only the $3000+ sets would be any better really?
This is basically inherent to all Edge-Lit LED TV's
And the bezel being SO thing make it stand out a tiny bit more on this one I think.
Light bleed is 100% common this series TV .... if you just some light bleed in the bottom left consider yourself Lucky!!!!!
Most are from all corners and both the bottom left and right being the worst.
You do the rubbing trick ... I did this with my new 70" (I did the same thing, exchanged my first one for another due to the bad light bleed) ... it was Bad when I got it ... I went to town and rubbed the hell out of those spots with a soft cotton towel (a very fine white cotton shirt is fine, same thing) and it was like Night & Day after I was done.
This is just something you have on this TV .... make sure you backlight is low ... I don;t turn mine up more then 30/35 on the backlight level and stick around 50 on the brightness (plus I turn on the auto brightness setting to high in advanced settings as well ... that help light bleed A LOT).
And no the mid priced Sony's or other brands will be just the same ... the Sony 70" has the same issue among MANY other makes and models of Edge-Lit LED TV's .... you would need to spend the $4K+ dollars on the kick ass Sonys or Elite TV's with full Rear-Array "Local Dimming" (not smart dimming, huge difference) LED Panels to get the no Light bleed (cause the LED are not shining from the edge to the middle of the TV they are shining from behind the TV towards it) and take full advantage of the "Dimming" function. My old Vizio XVT has this technology and it is still the best looking I have ever owned (it looks WAY better then my current 70" M-Series).
They came out with that a few years ago and quickly found out how expensive the technology was and also it made the panels thicker and for Some Crazy Ass Reason people wanted "THIN" TV's ... and Read-Array does not = thin. So thats why you see all chap sets with Edge-lit since it SO much cheaper to make and they can advertise how skinny the TV is ("Look how thin it is ... it's as thin as a stick of gum" ... LOL .... so stupid).
You want pure quality with actual "Dimming" (being Local) and not have any Light Bleed then you gotta pay the big bucks unfortunately.Edited by falconman515 - 10/21/13 at 3:25pm