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Just bought Samsung 40" LED/LCD, concerned about backlight bleed

jkami88
11-26-2011, 07:50 AM
So yesterday I bought my first flat screen/HDTV set and so far am diggin' it. The exact model is Samsung UN40D5003BF.

Initially right off the bat I noticed some pretty distinct white looking cloudy / orb-like areas. The worst is in the upper left and right hand corners, but then there are some random white/cloudy areas in the middle of the screen. You can only see it when the screen is predominantly black or dark.

This drives me NUTS as I am OCD about stuff like this. Is this considered 'normal' and should I consider replacing the TV with a different model?

DoctorCAD
11-26-2011, 08:20 AM
Yoú need to calibrate the TV before any rash decisions are made.

jkami88
11-26-2011, 11:07 AM
Yoú need to calibrate the TV before any rash decisions are made.

Can you link me to a recommended guide or anything?

DoctorCAD
11-26-2011, 03:12 PM
tweakmytv.com might get you started, but get a calibration DVD to finish it off.

Or pay someone a couple of hundred bucks to do it.

BeeF
11-26-2011, 03:28 PM
Back light bleed is not uncommon with LCD's, some might have it worse than others while some hardly have it at all. See if calibrating it helps.

jkami88
11-26-2011, 10:21 PM
Looks like I will try to get a DVD or hook up my Macbook Pro somehow.

Another question - I've noticed that the text on the screen is very fuzzy and blurry. Is this common or is my TV misconfigured?

BeeF
11-30-2011, 01:54 PM
If it's displaying at a high definition resolution or it's native resolution it shouldn't look very fuzzy. But I guess that depends on your perception of what fuzzy is...

What is it displaying when the text looks fuzzy? (blu ray, computer, cable?)

tazz3
11-30-2011, 06:47 PM
all that stuff u see in the upper corners are flash lighting due to the edge lit led. like the other guy said go to tweakmytv.com. you might be able to fix all this stuff with the disc and tweakmytv.com