I've had the 55A2000 for about 3 months now, and overall LOVE the set. However, even after many attempts at calibration (using the advanced controls, white balance, etc) I cannot get the accuracy of fleshtones to match the beautiful results from my other set...a Sony KDF-42E2000. On the A2000 fleshtones tend to have a very slight greenish cast and trying to correct this ends up pushing reds/pinks in peoples faces into an unpleasant purple tint. On the E2000, fleshtons always have a very pleasing golden quality that endows people with a MUCH more "living" look than the A2000 seems capable of. I'm doing all my comparison tests by outputting the HD signal from the SAME Dish vip622 (via both hdmi and component) to both units and viewing many different recored HD programs for a full range of examples. I have also compared several DVDs (componenet).
Has anyone else noticed this with the A2000 series? The difference is fairly subtle, but enough that when I go from my Den to the E2000 in the bedroom in the middle of a program I always think to my self "Now, THAT is the way fleshtones should look!". I'm hoping there is some way to push the calibration further that
Originally Posted by fretman
I would advise anyone with one of these sets to check it with the color turned all the
way down. It was mentioned by someone earlier and it's a good idea. If you have
any green/purple haze, you will easily see it. Also it's been stated if you do have it, it can probably be tweaked/adjusted out. But at the expense of some other setting. And if it's there, it could get better (or worse) with time. Not real good options in my opinion. Sony has a nice set that seems to have needed more time to work out some bugs. I am not trying to be a Sony basher. Other than this seemingly persistent problem it's a great set.
So...I tried this and do detect a very slight gradation from purple at the bottom edge to green tint at the center. Now that I know this is there I can see it sometimes when the color is up to normal. A couple of days later I noticed what might be the "Green Blob" while playing Xbox360. It's a large oval of greenish tint surrounded by a ring of purple haze. Only perceptible on menu/blank screens.
Although I'm not happy about this at all, I doubt I will try to request any kind of warranty service unless the condition worsens. Otherwise an amazing set.