Originally Posted by jktrading
First, get one of these sets home and watch it. The TV is arguably the best TV set you can buy for it's size. This issue is blown way out of proportion by people. Only 2 pictures in this thread were bad, and one picture wasn't even a Sony. Everyone else is truly approaching some sort of issues about how much money they just spent or something. Stop looking at black inputless screens only people, you are obsessing too much. You made a wonderful and beautiful purchase, so enjoy it now.
Watch a movie or some HD to determine if you really have this "problem." It's not the black screen only. The second part of testing for this issue, is to actually watch the TV.
If you can watch TV without seeing "clouds," your set is fine. Stop staring for it, you have to really notice it. People stop tripping please. There is and will always be something imperfect about every single TV made now and in the future.
If this were truly the widespead madness referred to here since September 2006, these sets would not be selling, and retailers would be pulling them from inventory. But for a couple of exceptions, this thread is for buyers remorse.
The beautiful thing about an opinion is that it is subjective, jk. If people are unhappy with their sets, that is their business, not yours.
I happen to have a set that has some clouding on it and while I can't see the clouding most of the time, it is extremely bothersome while watching certain programming. I've watched a couple of movies on it during which I could see the clouding issue creeping into people's heads. Not the experience I shelled out a fair amount of cash for.
I'm glad that you are enjoying your set and are happy with it. But that certainly doesn't give you the right to discount what other people are experiencing. While there may only be a few pictures illustrating the severity of the issue on the forum, there are others, like myself, who have the issue and have not posted pictures for lack of a digital camera.
So, please, enjoy your set and let those of us who have the issue continue investigating it.