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

11-26-2011, 06:50 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?

11-26-2011, 07:20 AM
Yoú need to calibrate the TV before any rash decisions are made.

11-26-2011, 10:07 AM
Yoú need to calibrate the TV before any rash decisions are made.

Can you link me to a recommended guide or anything?

11-26-2011, 02:12 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.

11-26-2011, 02:28 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.

11-26-2011, 09:21 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?

11-30-2011, 12:54 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?)

11-30-2011, 05:47 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