I've had this TV (the 60" version) for a few weeks now and am quite happy.
The only thing I just noticed today while watching a hockey game when panning across a bright area like the ice was sort of a light very faint oval...in maybe the middle 3rd of the screen. Almost like a dust oval about an inch thick on the screen.
Is this maybe a symptom of the edge lit backlighting? I've only heard clouding referred to in dark scenes, and yes some of this is evident too but nothing extremely annoying; I'm wondering if this is the complete opposite effect on light scenes.
I did notice too from looking at this from the side it's not exactly perfectly flat and rigid, that is the top edge, if shined a laser level across it wouldn't be perfectly straight and in fact if looking at the panel in whole directly from the side may appear slightly twisted by an extremely small fraction of an inch. Now I know it's mostly a big hunk of plastic, not steel, so some of that may be normal, not sure. Thoughts??
Unfortunately only noticing these things a good month after having this I no longer have the box if I want to exchange it. :-(
Ok, seems it's not clouding I'm seeing but the DSE (dirty screen effect) that seems as prevalent as clouding or flashlighting. About the only time I notice it is fast panning across a very bright surface like a hockey ice rink. I'm thinking I could've got something much worse. I guess I'll keep it as that's my only complaint, very happy with everything else about the TV.
I didn't exactly set out to get the best TV possible (I just don't think they last long enough to justify the cost) or I would've got one backlit rather than edgelit; I just wanted one with a good picture that didn't have a huge glare problem and for the most part this satisfies that. I can't even get a picture of it where you can see it so it's relatively faint.
Any other opinions?? I don't want to get into constant returning because I find it just in a different spot with every TV. But if you think this may be more rare than common that's certainly an option I'd consider.