Originally Posted by Flightpath
I bought my 65"X900E through Costco Canada as well and in the process of doing an exchange. If the next one I receive has the same light bleed on the left side and top, I'm returning and moving on. Sony can tell me until they're blue in the face, that it's within normal specifications, well there's no way that a 1" strip of light bleed is normal! I watched the exact same content on my 65" KS8000 and it had ZERO light bleed on the entire panel and it's an edge lit. I should also mention that I went to BB and purchased the same tv and guess what? Again a 1" strip of light bleed on the left side and top. Both tv's manufactured in Mexico Nov 2017. I guess Sony is just hoping, that the general public will have no idea and think it's normal to have that strip of light on their $2000 tv?
I'll take this opportunity to update people on this issue. I've been really busy these last couple of days so I hadn't replied at all, but here's what's been going on with this issue.
I decided to take the advice of someone I met in another forum or comment section (I don't recall at this moment which one) and literally run the TV into the ground in terms of usage. He told me that this TV has something of a break-in period, and that this is why the ones we see in the stores do not exhibit this phenomenon.
I didn't believe him, because I thought it was silly, why would an LCD/LED need a break in? This isn't a plasma. But I decided to try his idea.
He suggested I basically leave the TV on for days straight, playing content that took up the entire screen. He suggested even a blank white screen would work, but I decided to just leave the TV on one of my live streaming channels. I literally left the TV on for a week.
Well, just yesterday I decided to do a "stress test" of the issue.
By golly, it has all but disappeared. It is *still* slightly present, mainly on the right which is where it was more noticeable on this last set that I decided to keep.
But it has faded almost into nothingness. Only if I agonizingly look for it with a dim gray scene can I find it. I can't really notice much anymore on other hues. I'm willing to bet it will fade even more or even completely if I allow the screen to age a bit more, maybe a month or so.
It sounds silly, but you might want to try it. Run that TV nonstop 24/7 for a week or so and see if it improves, if you have that kind of time left in your return period.