Originally Posted by thehalogod
...slowly I'm beginning to wonder... the first thing I noticed is on the right and left sides of the TV the vertical lines are much wider than in the center of the TV... I assume this is a geometry issue. If it's something that can be adjusted... I sure don't know how to.
This is normal on Samsung widescreen sets employing the SlimFit technology, as it is on most widescreen sets. It's more pronounced on some than on others.
...I downloaded a Gears of War TV special thing, and noticed that nearly two thirds of the name was covered! After I noticed this, I went out to the main menu and noted a few other problems.
This sounds like overscan. It can be adjusted with a calibration disc and use of the service menu.
I have attached 2 photos of what happened in the Gears of War Trailer... What's the deal with that? Should I take this set back and buy the LG (even though it has only 1 HDMI input?).
How do I fix that distortion? Did I just get a terrible set with a factory worker that wanted to play a joke on whoever bought it or what?
This is interesting. I've seen another guy post images very similar to your where the Xbox 360 "edge" was so bowed inward on the right side. Are you certain that is supposed to be prefectly straight? The other guy didn't even mention it was a problem, and that really confused me. And his set was a Sony.
If it is not supposed to bow in like that, then it's exhibiting a pincushion effect. This can also be corrected in the SM.
If I were you I'd place a service call and get them in ASAP, especially if you're still within the 30 day return period. If they can't get to you in enough time for you to work a return, if necessary, then you might think about returning it. Like I said, I believe all these issues can be fixed, but you have to decide if the hassle factor to you is worth it. If not, get another one.