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Vizio 60" Black screen light uniformity issues?

0073735963 14 November 26, 2012 at 02:26 PM
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Hope this is ok to post here as there are several retailer threads on the Vizio 60" and it was the big "get". I'm wondering if others with the Vizio experience the same black screen lighting issues that I'm seeing (and other SD'ers have reported). I'm coming from a plasma TV and the issue is that when the screen is black (when first turned on, bars when watching a blu-ray, etc), certain areas of the TV, mainly along the bottom, appear way lighter (especially the bottom left corner). Only during black is it really an issue, pure white and colors look great. It's noticeable and distracting when watching a blu-ray movie since the black bars are always there.

Some have said that's just what you get with edge-lit and many LCD/LED's but wanted to see if my unit is in line with others. I was using the CNET recommended settings and even tried turning the backlight down to 0 but still pretty much the same. Overall still a great deal at $700.

Article about LCD lighting issues: LCD lighting [cnet.com]

You can see how it is lighter along the bottom, especially the bottom left (the image may be rotated on certain mobile phones, in that case, look at the top right)

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I get the issue and had it with my old Sony KDL46W5100. I've learned to ignore it because it does not impact the picture at all to my eyes, but only slightly lightens the black bars when watching a 21:9 movies. I watched Sherlock Holmes 2 the other day which is a very dark (picture wise) movie and never noticed the uniformity bleed into the picture. The CNET settings gave me a very heavy black crush though, and I had to adjust them up slight to see some shadow detail.

I'm still tweaking around the settings but the IQ seems fairly comparable to my Sony just a heck of a lot bigger. I'm still trying to lock down the colors as the CNET settings seem to be giving me a bit of an orangesh hue.
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Yep welcome to the world of edge lit led..
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Quote from 1992 View Post :
Yep welcome to the world of edge lit led..

Good God I hope that isn't the norm. I'm the type to return any screen if it has even one dead or stuck pixel, let alone a huge distractor such as this. If this has light bleed issues across the board it's going back and I'll just have to wait for a deal on a plasma.
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Good God I hope that isn't the norm. I'm the type to return any screen if it has even one dead or stuck pixel, let alone a huge distractor such as this. If this has light bleed issues across the board it's going back and I'll just have to wait for a deal on a plasma.
I've been through 3 lg 7600s returns now... Waiting for a penny plasma deal. No more LEDs for me.
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Yes, mine has similar results. I don't mind the trade off for the price and slim bezel.

Oh and besides, I have my 110" screen from my epson 8350 for movies anyways Smilie .
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I'm afraid mine has some serious issues...

In white screens, I get a vignetting around the screen with black spots in all four corners.

In black screens, I have blotches of light everywhere. It looks very uniform (4 segments of light) in the picture, but it is more chaotic in real life.

What do you guys think? Is it worth trying to pack it back up and get a replacement from Amazon? I don't know how I would pack this thing up it will be a huge pain in the ass to pack up.



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Quote from XMotoX View Post :
I'm afraid mine has some serious issues...

In white screens, I get a vignetting around the screen with black spots in all four corners.

In black screens, I have blotches of light everywhere. It looks very uniform (4 segments of light) in the picture, but it is more chaotic in real life.

What do you guys think? Is it worth trying to pack it back up and get a replacement from Amazon? I don't know how I would pack this thing up it will be a huge pain in the ass to pack up.
If you want to return it go ahead. If you think a replacement will be better, I am not so sure. I got in on the Sams VIP deal along with a friend and both our sets do the same. The bottom two corners with the dark shadows pointing upwards are my biggest gripes. If you exchange, expect the same/similar experience with the replacement.
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If you want to return it go ahead. If you think a replacement will be better, I am not so sure. I got in on the Sams VIP deal along with a friend and both our sets do the same. The bottom two corners with the dark shadows pointing upwards are my biggest gripes. If you exchange, expect the same/similar experience with the replacement.
I can report a similar experience and that was somewhat expected based on my research about edge-lit LEDs. If I wanted something different I would have spent the extra money on an ST50 series Panasonic Plasma. Sure there are probably some LEDs that will be better but I'm not sure how much better relative to how much more money I would have to spend.

I think you'll find similar performance from the entry level Samsung, Sony, and LG panels. Not until you start getting into the $1500-$2000 panels will you see better performance and for that much you could buy 2 or 3 of these Vizios.
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