Dark Backlight bands on every 32" PFL9705 so far
After having read a lot on this informative forum, interested as I am owning a 32PFL9705, I decided to post my problem here, as I have on another forum, hoping this one will catch the attention of one of you Philips guys!...
The problem is this:
when watching darker scenes with one or more bright objects (subtitles on a night scene for example), in the darker parts of the picture the Dynamic Backlight dims the LEDs unevenly, causing dark bands to appear.
An example of what I mean can be seen here:
Notice the two horizontal and the two vertical dark bands. It's as if complete lines of LEDs are turned off. The place where these dark bands appear depends on the place of the bright object(s), as well as on the darkness of the rest of the picture.
This happens very often, in all kinds of programs. It looks very bad in static pictures, as can be seen in the test picture I posted here, but also when the camera is moving, where it has a similar effect as what is usually meant with banding, only even more noticeable.
It does not matter where the signal is coming from (analog/SCART/HDMI/USB). To see it for yourself, here is the test screen I used:
And to be perfectly clear, this happens not only on my tv. I did a bit of research, with the help of many people online and in the local shop where I bought it, and I found out that:
- it does NOT occur on the 40" and the 46" 9705;
- but it DOES on EVERY 32" 9705 that I have tried (coming so far from week 26/29/30/33/40).
So Philips, I really hope you will take a look at this and find a solution, for me and many others. I love the picture quality when no dark bands are visible, but right now... I really can't enjoy it and that's a great shame.
If you need any more information, I would be happy to help. I'll be here if you need me...
Thanks in advance!