Originally Posted by iGREASE
How long after you had the TV did the blacks suddenly go bad ? I never heard of this.
About 4 days is when I noticed it and I believe it has gotten worse since. It could just be placebo effect and the blacks were just bad the entire time. But the flickering prominently started after about 4 days.
Yes, I have tried everything. I even updated the firmware.
The TV has about 60 hours on it which is about accurate from the rate of what I have been watching. I got the TV back on April 21.
Ok couple of questions first off have you actually looked at how many hours the TV had on it? If it was open box I can pretty much tell you it has more than 60 hours.
To check that you to hit mute and 737 and then hit enter on your remote. That will take you to the service menu and part way down it will you show you actual display hours at MRT.
Seriously though it sounds like you are having a warranty issue with your panel.
My A model came with 320 hours on it. I picked it up in May and the Blacks are fantastic and it now has 566 hours on it.
These models were actually rated at having amazing Blacks for the money.
The B models were supposedly just as good as 8500 panels. The A's are really not far behind. Definitely not enough to warrant paying another 500-700.
I wanted a B model badly and could find one. I wound up with this A model that I feel is quite excellent none the less. I am resigned to it now happily.
Oh and I am sorry but a Vizio just does not hold a candle to these TV's in any way shape or form. You would either have to buy ST level Panasonic or an 8500 to get a better TV.
Good luck getting either of those at reasonable price points without lots of hours on them.