Guys, I would appreciate your latest thoughts on the banding/DSE issue with the Sony? I recently bought a 47" Panasonic which has a lovely picture but the Banding/DSE is unbearable and I've now arranged for the tv to be returned for a refund. I watch a lot of football and this issue totally ruins my enjoyment. So, I've been considering buying the Sony instead as the reviews suggest the picture is perfect. However, your comments make me think that I might be spending a lot more money but will still have the same issue?
You seem to know what your talking about when it comes to Sony Iwas wondering if you could help me with my delema
I can only give you an opinion on my tv so other forum members may have differing opinions, my 46HX853 does show some DSE when watching the footie but it's never ruined it for me as it's not bad atall...during some of the fast panning shots you can pick it up if you are looking for it and not looking at the action but it's never been at a level that I find distracting or detrimental to picture quality or my enjoyment.
If you are unsure then I would advise getting a demo to see for yourself and decide if it's going to be a problem for you as it's the only way to be sure, as is always the case every year even the WHF award winning sets exhibit some issues and anyone looking for the perfect tv is going to be sorely disappointed. I know of only a few forum members who has been left completely satisfied with their 2012 tvs and they are Panasonic GT50 owners with gel the one member who comes to mind as being completely happy with his tv.
Get out there and look at the Sony HX853 and Panasonic GT50 ranges as they are the best of the 2012 crop but issues have been reported with both. DSE and backlight with the HX853 and buzzing and banding with the GT50 are the issues to look for but I think a good example of either tv would leave you very happy with your purchase, it's also a case of if you prefer LED over Plasma as the GT50 is a plasma tv.
Hope that helps in some way.
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I agree with Oldboy, there is some DSE and it does irritate me slightly, but it's not a massive distraction. I haven't come across it before on an LCD TV before, although it seems to be more prevelant on edge lit LED LCDs. At one point I was considering if it was worth sending it back but I read further comments from a few different sources and concluded that it was an almost universal issue with this TV, so decided to stick with it. Like Oldboy, I only ever see it on football, but watch quite a bit so hence the irritation. Everything else in HD is excellent in terms of picture quality, from all sources. Ask to see some football on the TV in a retailer and you'll know pretty quickly if you can live with it or not.
Thanks for both of your replies. I've actually narrowed down my choice to the two models mentioned - my preference is the Sony but it depends now noticeable the DSE is for me. I've never had much luck with Panasonic before but the GT50 range has to be worth checking out. Thanks again!
Over the past few days I've managed to have a good look at both of these models. The Sony had a great SD picture but the DSE/banding was really noticeable and would really bother me as I do watch a lot of football. I also noticed colour bleeding whilst watching some fast moving action. The Panasonic had a noticeable green tint and the picture was quite flickery to my eyes. I don't know if this is a feature of plasma which you adjust to in time? Anyway, I don't think I'll be investing in either one for the time being and will keep looking!
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