Originally Posted by Icon13
Dude, I said the lights at Costco were probably the culprit. Also, show me a quote where I kept blaming your brownish blacks on the lower end model. I simply stated the e550 does not have strong black level performance for plasma.
In CNETs review the e550 showed inferior black levels to the e6500. Black levels are not the same across different models. It does not even have the same panel as the 6500 on up, which use The Real Black Panel Pro. Yours uses The Real Black Panel which is inferior. Both the u50 and ut50, Panny's two lowest end plasmas, had better blacks.
From your pictures and super low res video, I can see nothing wrong. Granted the video is so bad it is impossible to see the details. Why don't you just take your test material to a local retailer and see if it looks the same on their display set? I am not claiming there is nothing wrong with your set, but from those examples it is extremely hard to tell. Here in the US Samsung will only replace a TV once multiple repairs have been performed and have not alleviated the issue. There is no way around it from my experience getting a faulty d7000 replaced with an e7000.
First of, i am talking about brownish blacks which you conveniently decided to ignore, that is my argument that it has nothing to do with the tv being lower end. As for the pictures being low res, you must be some argumentative and wanting to be right sort of person, no good debating with someone like that. As for taking the pictures somewhere else, my son and i went through some testing with other TV's, we also changed HDMI cables 4 times, connected a different blu-ray player, with the same results. so we know for sure that it has nothing to do with the blu-ray player or anything else connected to the TV, also we have eyes and can see the picture directly from the tv. As for you, i reckon you need to go and do some research before you start any debates with any body, you are a lost cause as far as i am concerned. As for an exchange i am not asking Samsung for an exchange, all i really want is for Samsung to do the right thing and either fix, it and if it's not fixable then they give me the money back or exchange it, it's not up to me to say i want a new tv, but people here in Australia had less issues with their units and Samsung was kind enough to exchange it for them.
Oh i had a good laugh at your suggestion that the pics are in low res, if you can't see the artifacts or whatever one may call them in them pictures then you should not even be arguing with me about what my tv is and is not, you failed miserably i am afraid.
End of debate bye have a good day.Edited by Chuckie -Z - 5/11/13 at 4:41pm