Very sorry to hear about this. Does this happen with your DirecTV only or does it happen on DVD/Blu-ray discs as well?
I have had a UN65ES8000 for 3 weeks, connected to a new DirecTV HR34 through an AV receiver via HDMI 1.4.
I have the TV set up per the CNET review. Most of the time the picture quality is OK (not extraordinary) but often the entire screen is washed out and bright until a scene change.
I selected this model because of the extraordinary picture quality on my LN52B750U1F.
Has anyone had similar issues? Any advice?