Originally Posted by clerkpalmer
Interesting. I am on my second 65js8500. First one from BB had a ton of clouding. Huge areas. BB suggested transporting it in my car may have damaged it. I was lucky enough for them to exchange an open box for a nib at same price after returning a ju7500 that also had unacceptable clouding. I have very similar backlight bleed in the exact same spots. Lower left (worse) and lower right (less worse) corners. Looks to be better than yours but it is noticeable (a) when I'm looking and (b) only on light screens. I think I've pushed my luck with BB enough (3 returns already) and I even had samsung to the house once for a panel swap but the replacement panel was defective.
Seems like the idea of expecting perfection is unrealistic at this point. In some ways, I preferred the clouding to the bleed. Seems like the panel lottery is very real. I guess the manufacturers just assume most people will live with it. Very frustrating experience buying a 65LCD tv. I'm inclined to just accept it but for $2500 I expected better. After 3 sets, I have no reason to believe a 4th will be any better.
I am on my fourth exchange, and finally got a nice 65JS8500... there is however a very very slight blue-ish hue on one corner that I can only see whenever the screen is black, but I can live with it... the thing that annoyed me the most is a blur/judder effect on people or objects that move fast, but is less and less noticeable the more I use the TV for whatever reason.
My first TV was a 55JS8500, and it was absolutely perfect right out of the box, but I wanted to try the 55JS9000, and that one had a perfect panel, but a faulty One Connect Box
, then I exchanged for another 55JS9000, and that one had HORRIBLE blur/judder effect on people/objects right out of the box... so finally I got the 65JS8500 I mentioned initially, and I guess I can live with its minor annoyances, and take my chances.
PS: the move from 55 to 65 was far more noticeable than I thought it would be. At 10', the 65'' feels like the better choice for me.