I'm new to the forum. Please be gentle with me.
We bought a Samsung LED TV UE46D5000 at Christmas and it seems to suffer from 4 or 5 thick vertical bands which run down the screen. Most of the time they're invisible and if the screen is mostly white or mostly black you can't usually see it but the closer the screen gets to grey or midtones the more obvious and distracting they become.
I assume it's something to do with the backlighting and I can fiddle with the settings enough to make them slightly
less obvious but only at the expensive of the picture as a whole - so the black areas become MUCH too dark and I loose detail.
It's very frustrating in such an expensive TV. Weird thing is, I don't actually remember it when we originally got it in mid-December. Either a) now I've seen 'em I can't unsee them, or b) they've got worse - which suggests it's faulty. Our old TV, an eight year old Sharp flatscreen didn't ever have this problem.
I rang Samsung and they were no help at all - just asked me to rest the TV but that didn't help a jot.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks very much,