|Originally posted by WidescreenDream
Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, Samsung seems to have corrected an annoying phenomenon of the old TXM line - a light vertical band about 2 inches wide that runs down the center of the screen. My TXN3075 does not have it and the store model was fine as well, so I am assuming the problem has been corrected since all TXN tv's suffered from this.
Unfortunately, I have to disagree. I just triumphantly set up my brand-new TXN2771 and started watching it. I didn't notice it for the first hour or so, but then all of a sudden my eyes snapped to not one, but TWO "light vertical bands about 2 inches wide" running vertically down the screen. The actually move very slowly from right to left, making a complete traverse in maybe 30-40 minutes or so. They are far more visible under certain conditions than others, so I have no way to know how long they were present before I finally noticed them.
To be specific: They are actually bands of "darkness" superimposed on the picture. They are very obvious when the picture goes black momentarily between commercials, or any time the background is a uniform color. Colors go "dim" across the band. On the black screens, the bands show up a dark, clear black compared to the faintly noisy charcoal "black" of the rest of the display.
Unfortunately, they are VERY noticeable to me, and it's VERY distracting. Far worse than I should expect from a $700 television, IMHO.
The bands do not appear when using the component video feed from my DVD player. My only other connection at the moment (and so the one where the bands are visible) is a composite signal from my digital cable converter passed through my VCR and sent as a composite signal into the TV. Because of the size of the TV and the geometry of my entertainment center, it's a pain in the tuckus to get to the connectors, so I haven't swapped anything around to check out different source configs (i.e., dunno if S-video straight from cable box would fix problem, for instance).
I'm scheduled to get a new HDTV-capable cable tuner box from Time Warner tomorrow. I'm hoping that the component signal from the tuner box will be as clean as the component signal from the DVD player. If not, this TV is going back to Best Buy as "Not Ready for Prime Time".
Anyone looking to use this TV to view analog signals should be wary of this behavior. If I can get any smarter about what causes it or how to minimize it, I'll pass it on. However, if the new component-output tuner solves the problem, I may not really care much anymore.
Has anyone else noticed this behavior? Any suggestions on how to fix it?