Originally Posted by huggybear
I dunno - I pray nobody else reports this because then Westy's quality control would come into question.
Well, I'd say it's time to call it into question, and in a big way at that. I unplugged my set tonight as I was putting my stereo back together. Plugged it back in, turned it on, and I have an eerily similar situation to yours, except I don't even get the Westy logo. It comes on, no display, then the light goes amber and the screen goes dark, then comes back to blue with backlight, but no video. Other controls seem to respond, I can switch inputs and get appropriate sound, but no display of any kind - not video, not menus, nothing!
To make matters worse, staring at that blank screen was not a good experience. I had noticed about 3 dead/stuck pixels before...well, tonight, I stopped counting at 13!!!
Even worse, I sat down across the room, and holy crap...this set has a BAD case of mura...I wasn't even sure I knew what mura was before, believe me, you'll know it when you see it! I think I heard Joni Mitchell singing in the distance...
And the timing sucks...it's our anniversary and one of our kids' birthdays, got plans all weekend, and I'll be away some of next week on business (although within driving range if I needed to come home for a couple hours). I am freaking *irate* right now. I'm going to Best Buy tomorrow, I will try an even-up exchange this time, but if the new unit has half the problems of this one I will be waiting for Samsung to get their **** together, or something, I don't even know what at this point...maybe get a cheap 37" 720p model and save the big bucks until *someone* releases a panel without widespread reports of defects.