Originally Posted by tikcolg
John, I also ordered the 65 inch F7100 from amazon and found the process very easy. Do you have any vertical banding issues with your 65"? Amazon is actually replacing my TV for the 3rd time due to banding. The exchange/return process is really simple. I called them and explained the problem. 2 days later a new TV is delivered and the old one taken away. CEVA is the delivery company that has been doing all the work in my area.
Tik, my 65f7100 was delivered yesterday as I purchased from Amazon as well. I too have banding issues when watching the Open Championship. It seems to be far more noticeable with golf than anything else. The Big Ten Network was replaying college football, and it didn't appear to be much of an issue with a football broadcast as opposed to golf. Yet, baseball also showed banding when the camera panned across the outfield. I did the gray screen test, and it didn't seem to be as bad as other photos I've seen. However, like others have said, the banding seems most prevalent with a predominantly green background. I'm hesitant to exchange as all other issues (clouding, flashlighting, dead or stuck pixels) with led tv's are pretty much nonexistent. Only a slightly lighter bottom left corner on an all black screen in a completely dark room. The banding is pretty annoying when watching the golf, but like I said I'm pretty hesitant to try an exchange as of now.