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So I got my xbr6 and its a wonderful tv I have the 46 inch got a crazy price for mine but thats besides the point. I had clouding on the top of my screen probally about the size of 1/4th of a basketball!! I was up last night watching tv and It was a dark screen and I saw it and it really bugged me so I was thinking about ways to fix it. Now keep in mind I have been reading on here about the clouding problems before I got my tv and there was no help to fix the problem. So last night I found out how to fix it, here goes Its going to sound weird or mabey it wont but I am a happy man now that the clouds are gone so if you have this problem then I am sure it will make your week that much better. I grabbed a pair of pants "my girlfriends" they were soft flease material so It would not scratch the screen, I pressed up against the screen with the pants and moved the LCD liquid from where the clouds where and pushed up to the top of the tv. Now you should not press too hard but press untill you see the screen change color from pressing on the screen and you will then roll up to the top of the screen. You will feel a small wave as you push up keep doing that untill the problem is fixed. I AM SOOOO FREAKIN HAPPY now my tv from all angles and all settings are uniformed now, could not be happier with my picture. On a side note I did this with my sharp aqous and it helped but did not fix the problem like the sony did. Anyway I cant wait for some feedback from your bravia's. ENJOY.
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That method has been reported and sprinkled around the forum with mixed reviews. I'm glad it worked for you. Clouding is one of the banes of LCD. Enjoy your XBR!
 

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thanks man I love my xbr but I could not stand the clouding. So happy I dont have to worry about it now. Ohh yeah a helpful hint use a black image on your tv and turn your backlight up and your brightness up not all the way though you will make the tv too white and not see the clouds. Keep playing with your settings untill you can see the clouds the most and work from there.
 

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What you did works but not for the reasons you think. The LCD fluid is not moving or changing. The plasitc bezel is pushing on the LCD (this squeezes the gap holding the LCD fluid). By pushing on the display, you are pushing the LCD back off the plastic. No uneven pressure, no clouds.


Becareful however, pushing too hard on the display may break the display. If you want to "go under the hood", take the back off the set and back off the screws that are holding the LCD display to the plastic bezel. This fixes the real cause of the problem.
 

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kokidkane. The first picture you posted was of a blank screen. If you took the picture a few seconds after switching to HDMI 4, the TV may have gone into auto-dim mode and turned down the backlight to hide the clouding. The easy test is to start a movie when the credits are almost over and fading out and then pausing it through your DVD/BD remote. Try getting a mostly dark scene with just a word or two. Would love to see a picture of that.
 

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Here is the pic you wanted to see hope it is what you where looking for btw the blacks look great on this tv
sorry if my phone pics are not high def
 

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Great! Thanks for the picture. Doesn't look like it has auto-dimmed. Congrats on ending up with a cloud-free set
 

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Your girl friends pants are on the floor and all you could come up with is to wipe your LCD? You are a videophile and that must have been some serious clouding!
 

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I have an XBR4 which has got significantly worse over the year. I am going to try this fix but I was also thinking of easing back on the screws inside the unit. I had a tech replace mine a while ago and I could have sworn that he took a lot of pieces out to get to the actual panel screws. Is this the case or was I daydreaming?
 

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I'm so glad I don't have a clouding issue on my new xbr6 (knocks on wood). But if in case someday something weird happened and starts to cloud for some odd reason, I'll be sure to pm you so I can borrow your gf's pants.
 

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Originally Posted by kokidkane /forum/post/15550215


Here is the pic you wanted to see hope it is what you where looking for btw the blacks look great on this tv
sorry if my phone pics are not high def


Are the blacks really that black in a completely dark room? Thats amazing!
 

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Originally Posted by michaelearth /forum/post/15557059


Are the blacks really that black in a completely dark room? Thats amazing!

I used the calibration posted in cnet for the XBR6 except the Motionflow at Standard and I can honestly say that yes it is.
 

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Originally Posted by GunDom /forum/post/15557077


I used the calibration posted in cnet for the XBR6 except the Motionflow at Standard and I can honestly say that yes it is.


Wow...thats crazy! You should see my LCD, in a dark room my blacks are light grey, and mines an LCD from 2008.


Would you mind posting pics of yours in a dark room with black on the screen? I may now consider buying this television. (i was gunna go for a plasma)
 

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Dude, could you post a picture of the pants? LMAO!
 

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Originally Posted by kokidkane /forum/post/15550215


Here is the pic you wanted to see hope it is what you where looking for btw the blacks look great on this tv
sorry if my phone pics are not high def

you forgot to set the exposure to super long so the whites glow extremely hot. only then can you enter the insanity that is cloud peeping. the lettering should bloom till it looks big and fat.
 

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you forgot to set the exposure to super long so the whites glow extremely hot. only then can you enter the insanity that is cloud peeping. the lettering should bloom till it looks big and fat.

Of course the fact that it's a picture taken by a sensor that isn't as sensitive as your eyes and displayed on a different display from the one you're worried about might make a difference.
 
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