Originally Posted by slavyan
Can somebody comment please: when I watch anything in Dot-by-Dot mode I always have a green line at the right side of the screen Please advise if it's a defect.
I had just bought a Panny 50PZ85U that has a dot-for-dot mode (called size 2) and did the exact same thing. After hashing out this issue in the 85U Owners thread, it is undoubtedly an issue with the source. Whether it is the actual channel or the provider, I don't know. But I have a Comcast DVR and would get a solid line on some full 16:9 channels and a white, dashed-line on top of several HD channels that showed 4:3 programming and had black bars. Panasonic's solution to this is to offer you size 1. However, size 1 effectively zooms the picture ever so slightly to cut off those lines. The biggest drawback to this, though, is a loss in PQ. That was unnacceptable to me.
I had read in a previous 5010/6010 Kuro Owners thread that the 8G's had a "picture position" feature where you can shift the picture around in dot-to-dot mode without having to zoom in any way. In addition, I just upgraded my DVR to the DCH 3416, which also has a picture position feature.
Ideally, these broadcasts should be free of "junk" lines, but I think that moving the picture is probably the best solution without compromising PQ.
So, I don't think there is anything wrong with your TV - it is merely showing all data being sent.
P.S. Overall, I wasn't satisfied with the 85U's PQ and it had 2 dead pixels as well. I just ordered a 6020, it will be my first Kuro, and I am really excited. This will replace a Samsung 5053, which imo, had a better PQ showing cable HD content. Specifically, I felt like the Panasonic looked flat and less vibrant than the sammy. I know this flies in the face of all the new tech and hoopla about panny's improved blacks/contrast ratio, but the samsung image just seemed deeper to me when I A/B'ed them with the same source. In the end, I decided that I was plenty discerning enough to really appreciate the difference between a Kuro and the rest.