Can anybody with a 55
F7100/7050 look at this photo and tell me if your panel has similar "pencil lines"? It's most noticeable on solid light colors.
The funky crosshatch/moire is a photography artifact; see annotations starting from the bottom left. Notice that the pencil line is offset from the left edge by maybe 5 pixels so you actually see a strip of light, then dark.
A Samsung tech came out to look, but he did not have any experience with 2013 models. He gave my photo to Samsung and they apparently agree it's a flaw and wanted to replace the panel. (I'm going to return it to Costco instead.)
I have seen the pencil lines on 55F7100 display models at both Costco and Bestbuy (both worse than my panel). I am trying to decide if I should bother trying another panel from Costco, or just go with a different brand. Hoping some other owners can help me decide!
I ask specifically about the 55" model because I have not seen these pencil lines on other sizes. (Maybe it has to do with the micro bezel?)