Can someone explain to me what backlight bleeding is, and what it looks like?
I recently bought a Dell 2005FPW, and for one, it's amazing. Going from a '95ish CRT to a pretty crappy new one, to this baby is one helluva change. However, I'm wondering if I'm experiencing this problem with mine, or if it's just a normal artifact of LCD monitors (which would be pretty crappy).
For example, when I have this window open right now, it looks great because of how light everything is. In fact, in all but the darkest things, it looks great. But if I'm playing EVE, or watching Battlestar Galactica (which I just recently got into - great show), it's fairly dark. When it's dark/black enough, on all four corners there's kind of a halo of light extending from the most extreme points, shaped almost like the drooping parts of a stage curtain
, but on all corners. I looked at my brother Panasonic (or something) LCD and it's got this effect on the top and bottom, but not as extreme.
When it gets dark out, I'll put on the "Blank" screensaver and take a picture without the flash... that should give you a pretty good idea of what I'm seeing. Is it worth paying and fussing over an RMA, or should I live with it since all LCDs do this?