Thanks for the reply. I was starting to think I was the crazy one. The tech who came out had never seen this before, nor had the supervisor who he showed the pictures to. I'm in the process of getting another tech out and will likely go ahead with a panel replacement. I agree with your assessment that the grid pattern is too regular for it to be a random issue and is clearly a manufacturing defect. Can you point me towards the European forum where this is discussed, I can't seem to find it. Thanks again for the reply. Please keep me updated on your progress and I will do the same.
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Hi. Just received my 2nd Qn800a 85 inch. Image attached shows the issue (should be a uniform gray screen). Visible mostly on white or grayscale images but sometimes on low contrast color. Samsung service came and said the whole panel needed to be replaced so considering it was new out of the box, we agreed I should return and replace, which I did. Replacement has THE EXACT SAME ISSUE. I can’t go through the process of exchanging again as it took an enormous amount of effort. This occurs regardless of the source, resolution, or cables and is also subtly visible on the picture test. Certainly this isn’t normal for these TVs? Is this a setting I’m ignorant of? Any help is appreciated.
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