Originally Posted by jtaylor11
I searched out a TH01 panel 65H7150 here in KC. Hit 4 Best Buys till I found one. Hopefully a satisfactory unit because my previous UH02 was horrible.
Since last October, when I started the arduous process of finding a decent 65" 7150, I've returned four TH01 paneled TVs (and one Samsung 6203 - which was NOT a Samsung panel and not sent back because of picture quality). The 7150 I settled on, the one I currently use, the one that, quite honestly, wasn't the better of the six TVs purchased, is now starting to show interesting signs of change - and not in good ways.
Unfortunately, I have not had the best of "luck" with the 7150 model.
Every single returned 7150 had worst-case-scenario issues with vertical banding, flash-lighting (that actually made the screen look like a negative of an ink blot test) and "bubbles" beneath the panel itself (these bubbles came about one week after getting the set). Currently, the flash-lighting that was once acceptable is slowly getting more and more noticeable - and my settings are fairly dark to begin with (Backlight - 4, Cinema Black - Medium, Gamma at -1, etc.).
To my eyes, what was the best looking panel? One viewed on a Samsung 65" 6203! I don't remember where that one was manufactured, but it certainly wasn't a Samsung panel and it looked incredible.
Good luck, though. Chances are excellent you'll get a good TV regardless of panel...