Originally Posted by Drummer16
I recently got a 5265F, and have had a few complaints about it so far. First off, I was annoyed to find that I had a bunch of what I first believed to be stuck pixels (2 green, 1 blue), but then took a magnifying glass and realized that they were only the size 1/4 a pixel each. I called Samsung and they sent someone over to replace the panel. He replaced it even though he said they weren't technically stuck pixels and that they were just manufacturing defects causing light to leak through. The new panel I got still has one or two of these, but they are so faint that they aren't even visible unless you look really hard. My parents also bought the same TV I did, and they have numerous of these "stuck pixels" as well. Either way, none of them were visible past 4 feet, so it doesn't really matter and I'm sure many of you have them as well (considering 3/3 panels I got had them).
After I got that fixed, I was playing COD4 on xbox 360 over component, and I noticed that many of the dark areas ghosted when moving. I think that COD4 shows this more than any other games I have because it is 60 fps. Anyways, it is very visible during movement where there are either many shades of dark or a sharp change from dark to light. I would like to know if anyone else experiences these same issues because I am wondering if it is a flaw of 1080p over component.
Also, another problem I have with my 360 is that white text / objects are duplicated very faintly. It's like if I look at the text and look right next to it to the right, I can see a duplicate of it very faintly. I tried my old VGA cable for the 360 and it remedied this problem.
The previous 2 problems I have make me wonder if I have faulty component cables or if they are a normal occurence on this TV. If anyone can shed some light on the matter for me I'd really appreciate it.
Thankfully, both panels I received had zero backlight bleeding and no head-on mura effect (unlike the crappy dell 2005fpw I'm posting on). However, I believe all sets have the pillars which are not visible on black screens (for me) but are very visible on grey screens (such as the loading screen for skate.). The farther back I sit from the TV the less I see the pillars which makes sense because the viewing angle from the sides is more abrupt when you sit closer (I don't have a choice in my room). The pillars/mura effect are standard things to expect when getting an LCD and I have yet to see one that does not have these problems in one way or another. I much prefer pillars which are only visible at 2% of the time compared to sharp's banding which is visible all the time.
Overall, the TV is pretty good for me. I consider myself very picky when evaluating TV's and I want them to be perfect. I think that many of the problems I have occur on all LCD's on the market and are just inherent properties to the technology. Picture quality is amazing, and response time on non blacks is good enough. Glare is no problem for me because I control the ambient light, but I can only imagine it being hell for others. I would most likely choose to live with the glare because the finish on the screen is so much more stylish than that bland matte finish plus you get that boost in contrast ratio.
Surpisingly, one of the features I didn't even consider before buying turned out to be the most suprising, and that feature was the internal speakers. I just assumed I had to get another set of 5.1 speakers to simply use the TV, but the one's inside the set performed way above expectation. I'll get some speakers when I get to a bigger room, but for now, these impressed me.