Bumping this thread just before the New Year comes in and deciding whether or not I need to buy a new TV or try to fix this one.
The long and short of it is that it displays this effect:http://gallery.me.com/dpkonofa#100093
Notice the dancing dark middle portion of the blue light as it moves around. This doesn't just happen with blue colors, it happens with mid-brightness of any colors. It's mostly noticeable when there is a close-up shot of someone's face.
It never really bothered me before, although it definitely was there, but now that I've got a Blu-Ray player and am watching movies in Hi-Def, I see it all the time and it's distracting. Does anyone know what this issue is called or what causes it? I've searched high and low for an answer but am having trouble describing exactly what I'm seeing. Anyone have any ideas?