Thanks for the new thread! I'm glad this issue's seeing the light of day. Sorry I didn't reply earlier, was out of town all weekend for wedding. Now I'm not a fussy sort of guy, but I hope kicking up some dust about this issue will help owners get it resolved. I've a feeling this is only going to happen by collecting testimony just this way, until awareness hits critical mass and forces Panasonic policy to react.
Please feel free to review my previous posts on the owner's thread, but for your convenience I'll summarize. I had the Panny Concierge come by a couple weeks back to take a look. I did reproduce the effect for him, from a dvd source. He hooked up a Blu-Ray machine, but neither of us could see the shift during the span of the test scenes that were played. His prognosis was that the set was "made for" a 1080p feed, and that these shifts were the result of the tv having to compensate for the watered-down sources of SD DVD, and OTA signals (SD & HD both). By phone, the support rep, aside from being very diligent and polite, carries the party line so far that the set is "new", the problem heretofore unreported, that they're still gathering information and won't acknowledge the issue as a defect.
1. Cinema setting
2. Picture 54, brightness 45, tint -2, colour temp normal
3. No processing
4. Just about rounding up my 100hrs break-in
5. March, 2008
6. Future Shop, Montreal
7. Standard surge-protected power bar
Spotted first on SD dvd's, connected via Component. Later, also on Over The Air (antenna via coax) SD, then OTA HD. I've seen no shifts at all on a feed from the XBox 360, during gameplay.
Found this on Youtube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLKJr...eature=related
Watch the shoulders of the grey robe, the grey screen of the wall behind his head, and even (especially) his forehead. There's really no arguing the issue... although there seems to be some argument about it anyway, on the owner's thread.
Now bear in mind, folks. This "shift" is not fixed. Depending on your individual settings, you may not see it on a scene where others see it. You may see it where others don't. If you bring up a tv menu during a "shifty" scene, it will be stable, but render another scene unstable. You can even pause the scene, and play with your picture/brightness settings, and actually force the shift to occur on a static image. This will be a great tool for illustration, when your Concierge arrives.
I've just past my 30 day warranty, I'm sad to say, so I don't think I can return it now. But if this helps someone else eyeball the issue on their set and act in a more timely fashion, I'll be glad.