Originally Posted by luis67
I would like to ask audiodane if PMCv1 support panasonic vt20e 42 inch european model series?
I don't yet have the service manual for the VT20E model. Or if I do (if someone sent it to me recently), I haven't looked at it yet. My big push to research models was late last year, the results of which can be seen at the bottom if the main PMCv1 page under the Q&A "Is my model supported?"
I've been working since then as time permits to simply get the first PMCv1 finished and out the door. Once that happens I may be able to dig for more manuals.. The US model VT20 is on the "hopeful" list which means I've looked at the manual for the VT20 and it seems possible, but I needed to spend more time with the service manual to really make an educated guess.
Originally Posted by sdolen
With all the good plasmas going out of production, you might end up with more customers than you anticipate!
I can't wait to get my PMCv1!
That'd be great! If I can burn through the first 100 quickly enough, I can build a bunch more and maybe drop the price some due to economies of scale!
Originally Posted by e1701b
I do have one question. After all these years is it still safe to reset the black level switch if Panasonic intended for it to decline over the life of the panel?
And this one..
Originally Posted by zhe zhang
I do have the same question e1701b had: After all these years is it still safe to reset the black level switch if Panasonic intended for it to decline over the life of the panel? I know there is a reset button to set it back, but anyone seen any problems after the reset? Or Panasonic was over cautious in their original design?
I'll answer these two questions by quoting yet someone else..
Originally Posted by pittsoccer33
I doubt anyone (outside of Panasonic) really knows for sure what the consequences of this will be.
I did mine originally in October 2013 and once again in May. No problems for me so far.
I agree with pittsoccer33..
The PMCv1 unfortunately comes with a significant disclaimer.. I will do my best to "undo" the clear if for some reason it doesn't work as expected. That's the best I can do because:
1) I don't have all these models to test with the PMCv1 to verify operation (but I will be compiling a list of feedback received with model numbers); and
2) no one really knows for sure when a non-zero value will become necessary. I have made some provisions to possibly update the software if we ever learn that a non-zero value is in fact necessary. One thought is that the PMCv1 will make it easy enough for a larger population of sets to be tested to finally start answering that question. Then we can begin to adapt the clearing mechanism to accommodate different needs..