I would calibrate mine as well, if it was possible to calibrate different zones of the screen. Sadly the tint is not affected by color controls either.
What makes me annoyed is that most sets seem to have this tint, and I'm sure the reviewers could see this on theirs as well, but this has not been mentioned as a big flaw on any review site. I mean I just picked 3 random 9100 today in stores and all had one side that was red, as you could see on my pictures.
And regarding the camera:
1) The same camera was used when I took the photo of the VT 60. You are free to compare the uniformity between the Oleds and the Panasonic, taken with the same camera (a page or so back). Anything the camera would add to the OLED it would add to the panasonic as well.
2) I wasn't planning on taking these pictures. I just looked at the TVs and within seconds I saw the uniformity issues. I can attest to the fact that the camera captured the uniformity pretty accurately.
As I said the worst part is that LG is getting away with this. They are getting great reviews, even when it's clear that the review sites had tinted sets. Examples:
(got praise in the review, purple tint not mentioned)
(calibrator calling the 930V the best domestic TV ever before 960 arrived, despite the purple tint, also saying it will go away with hours of use, which is not true)
(tint mentioned in the review but it still got "highly recommended" and tint not listed in the cons list)
(they also got a pretty tinted set but didn't make a huge deal about it, on the contrary awarded it with best grey uniformity of all the TVs of the year).
And on and on it goes. Seriously, don't review sites calibrate their sets? How do they do it? Do they calibrate to the purple/red spots on the TV or the green ones? If I was to calibrate white on one of the examples I've shown above, how would I do it?
I can't help to think that this big downside of OLEDs is being downplayed and covered up just so that it will not kill OLED TVs in the cradle. I still feel cheated though that this is not something that reviewers and calibrators are pushing LG to fix. Sure, I can understand why calibrators don't want to draw attention to the fact that these Oleds have color uniformity problems, that would kind of countaract their entire business idea. I do expect more from reviewers though, and they have the power to highlight certain shortcomings that LG needs to fix. If these shortcomings are swept under the rug, what is the incentive for LG to fix them? Sure it must mean extra expenses to fix this color uniformity problem.
Who knows if this tinting business is going to contiue? Perhaps in 2018 or 2020 We will still have to make due with screens that have gross color uniformity errors because reviewers and calibrators are salivating and clapping for LG like seals?