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46 uef5000 led problem


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hi all, i have the above mentioned tv, had it since november last year. I originally bought the 42 inch version but it had extremely bad dse and banding and the bezel at the front was loose. I took it back to currys (uk) after only 3 days, and after a discussion about my rights to return the set, i managed to get offered a refund or replacement. i paid a little extra for the 46 inch version. and when i got it home it was perfect. I used solid colours and panning videos to check for banding or clouding. None was present. Fast forward to today, i have a strange problem. In dark scenes the picture is perfect, no patchyness or backlight bleed, blacks are amazing. But during lighter scenes, say beige or grey, football or panning sky, i can see lighter coloured spots, they look like the led backlight shining brighter in certain areas. In typical viewing i cant really see them, such as blu ray movies etc. But when watching for example top gear, i can see them. There are around 4 in the middle in a row, and one on the left which is most prevelant. I can see it in every pre set picture setting, ans even with the backlight set to 0.

It has me baffled as i know you can usuall see this kind of screen anamoly on a black screen, but mine is in the lighter scenes.

any ideas on what it could be would be great. I have resolved myself to the fact that returning the tv wont get me anywhere, and i dont want to wait for a repair as i dont beleive it will come back any better, id just like to know what the hell it is.

Ill try and take some pictures this evening

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