I just want to add, this problem is not specific to the QLED panels. 2 weeks ago I bought the 6000 series, brought it back because the lines made me think the TV was broken, I got a replacement 6000, same issue. I am a loyal Samsung patron, so I upgraded to the 8000 series, same issue but not as bad as the 6000. So, because of my loyalty I decided to upgrade to the 9000 series, certianly that one would be vertical line free, nope. The 9000 has worse lines and shaded areas than the 8000 but not as bad as the 6000. Everything else about this TV is perfect, the picture is so vibrant and gorgeous it makes my mouth water. However, watching sports, football, racing or the Word Series kicking off tonight, the lines are so distracting when panning, it makes it hard to watch TV. I simply cannot believe this big of a fault made it to the buyers, and from what I've read here, this is affecting the 65" TV's also?
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