Originally Posted by gregmp
I had it with BB years ago. Panasonic has been a factastic company overall. They may have screwed us a bit here. I don't think they can fix this easily as each tv varies a bit on the blacks. I would love some user adustable drive voltages or even better.. +- offsets from panny's choosen values.
Hi all, I was an "Engineering Support" software engineer for 10 years. My job was to investigate s/w bugs ... design a solution ... and do final test of the s/w patch.
IF this is accurately identified as purely a VOLTAGE DRIVE issue, then I would propose the following.
I would guess (an educated guess tho) that a design change to simply provide the owner a sliding menu of ramping drive voltage adjustments would take :
- 3 days: investigation of s/w modules
- 3-5 days: design change and documentation
- 3 days: test and deliver patch
I'd like to stress that this isn't the most elegant fix or transparent fix for the user-owner ... ie. the owner would have play with the settings from the main picture menu (ie NOT the service menu) ... However, perhaps a single hard coded fix wouldn't correct all the variation from panel to panel anyways.
This solution would likely involve very few engineering resources and PACIFY a HUGE portion of the unhappy customers ... present and future. Panny would be seen to be doing SOMETHING at least.
This would be the end of the public storm ... why panny doesn't do something this simple is beyond me.