Seems unlikely given plasmas don't have backlights and that's clearly a bad case of backlight bleed.
Well, my VT65 displays a lighter image toward the edges of the screen. This is commonly reported of this particular television.
I'm not sure what the cause is. As you say, it can't be a backlight problem, though this uniformity issue may have something to do with internal temperature and the position of the fans.
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Thanks very much, bigboss. I'll definitely give that a go. Less money is always good
Although the price doesn't include a warranty, whereas JL includes 5 year warranty. (and so does the above. doh)
Just submitted a price match request
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Thanks again, bigboss. Got an email to say the price match would be valid if I decide to keep the next TV (if I keep it I phone and they'll credit the difference). So that helps a bit.
Cheers for the link
Not long been in and now waiting for collection of second TV and delivery of the new Panasonic TV. I really hope this one doesn't suffer with the same problems. I think I'll give up on them if it does <- now that there is anxiety .
JL folk will arrive in half an hour to collect and deliver...just got a call. Don't think I'll have time to test it until later though.
First off, apologies for low quality photos (and they were also taken in low lighting with flash off to stop reflections from screen...that's also why the white walls are very odd colours )
Anyway, the problem with the first two TVs is present on this latest one but is far less dramatic, but 'tis there nevertheless. However, unlike the previous two TVs altering the settings on this one actually make the TV watchable! As much as I don't like to use these particular settings, because I can see the TV updating the lighting and colours etc, they are the only way to make this TV watchable under low lit conditions. The only way that I have found anyway. I'm talking about using Adaptive Backlight Control set to max and Ambient Sensor set to on.
you have to right-click on the image and choose 'view image' to see it actual size...well view the actual image size and not the size that these forums displays by default.
And some others with the settings on:
I think, given the agro so far trying to find a 'perfect TV', we'll be sticking with this as at least it can be adjusted. It isn't perfect, but the pitcture quality is astonishingly good. It has quad tuners, lots of other features, supports FLAC and FLAC art and can play them through the Marantz MCR610 as well. Most of the apps are rubbish frankly, but I can live with it. I am considering testing out the PVR features to see how comprehensive they are. Want to know whether it can do series record. Haven't investigated enough yet. It does time shifting, so you can pause live TV and I discovered that I can watch TV on my Samsung phone (or other device) whilst the TV is on another channel (TV users tuner 1, phone uses tuner 2). You use the TV remote app to do that. Quick and easy. Although it took me a while initially, as for some reason I had to switch the phone from 5Ghz to 2.4Ghz to get it to work...even though the TV is actually wired to the network not using wifi.
Actually, if you look carefully, the price included a 5-year manufacturer's warranty if bought in-store. Anyways, glad you saved some money there!
Remember that you have 28 days from the date of purchase to price match further if you find a cheaper price.
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Yeah, I noticed that bigboss, but only after I posted and so I edited the post but didn't make it very clear that I had, hence the (and so does the above. doh) at the end of the sentence, which is what that was about! Anyhow, the Price Match has now been credited to my account, so all done there I think (fingers crossed).
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