Originally Posted by studdad
If this is true, then this is just the type of info we need. Unfortunately, I got a later build date for my 2nd set, and it is still a mess.
That doesn't sound good, especially a later build, but remember these company's don't bother with testing their products. There are no more testing labs, well there are it's called being the consumer "beta tester guinea pig" I went through three 46" Sharps and received two dirty used TV's from Sharp. In the end I just returned it at Costco I tried to go the Sharp way and they dropped the ball big time.
Originally Posted by bpmurr
Interesting information. How reliable is your source? Maybe Robert can chime in on this one.
Funny, I didn't mean it to sound so confidental it's just one of the guys at universal, his name is John ext:15. I've been in contact with him a few times and this guy seems to know his position and how they attribute their products and he seems to have good info on how they obtain name brand products.
Originally Posted by Jackster
yeah, this is interesting info... Toshiba recall... i know a couple of people who are in the same boat as myself, ordered a 52LX177 weeks ago and are still waiting...
anyway, is there anybody out there that is really happy with there 52LX177 ? please, somebody tell me that i made the right decision
I feel your paranoia, let me give you a short summary of my lcd history. Five years ago I bought a 26' Sammy at Circuit city. That's when I was introduced to 1360x768 resolutions. I went from 26 to 37" LNT series back in 02 during that time I had serious clouding and flashlighting along with ghosting.
03 Samsung announces a new line of LTN's they ship me their new line TV in place of the older model. I'm excited!! TV gets here I plug it in and now I get clay faces along with image retention with terrible ghosting. Not to mention their new design is pretty ugly it was halfmoon shaped that wrapped around the LCD with two side speakers.
Anyway that series design got canned in 6 months and they went back to flat looking TV's with Dnie off switches listening to some public response. In the end I got a refund from them.
Decide to go 2nd tier, tried Olevia, Sceptre, all ended up in refunding.
Decided to spend the big bucks and go with Sony ended up getting refund, serious clouding with really bad mura.
Went back to Samsung for the 4061f was the best TV I've had as far as PQ but it started the flashlighting and had a solid pillar on the right side still have to decide on this one... The pillaring is not that bad I'm living with it.
Decided to go with Tosh even though I bought their cheap 27" Theaterview series and even had an eariler CRT that lasted about three yrs prior to the Theaterview, I bought at BB a while ago. This CRT suffers from a yellow spot on the right side and a bluish green spot on the left side. It looks like crap but I never did anything about it because it's not that important to me.
Decided to try Tosh again for their LX series, What the hell I've been every where else in the LCD planet might as well try out the latest technology, I like the hardware specs and if Im "Martian" free I'll feel like a winner, but I will always be the guinea pig...
So the moral of the story is there is no LCD heaven... everything in one way or another has it's flaws. We live in an imperfect world with imperfect technology. Welcome to the world of in home beta testing!!