I got a little spooked after reading this thread and decided to try to get some pictures tonight, both alone and with some LCD monitors I have around. I have a 54" V10, Nov. 09 build date, FW 1.28, CO1's 37 ftl Custom settings. I ran break in slides for about 120 hours, and the set is probably at 300 hours now.
The pictures are in an archive linked below (18MB), sorted by the "test" if you will. Each folder contains pictures taken on a point and shoot Canon on Manual. I shot ISO 80-800 on each set. I left the exposure set to "0", but I don't know what that 0 corresponds to. I find that what I see is somewhere between the ISO100 and ISO200 pictures.
When I started taking the pictures I noticed I had some IR from SD viewing. I wiped for about a minute and it was gone.
I have an old (6 years?) Samsung SyncMaster 710t. It is apparently bright as hell, it comes no where near the V10. I show it alone and vs. the V10.
I also have a new (Summer 09) Samsung SyncMaster T240HD. It is from the "Touch of Color" line. I don't know if that means it's LED or fluorescent backlit. I show the default settings for the PC input and then with brightness and contrast turned to zero. The "low" settings are unusable as an actual monitor. I found though with those settings the black level was just barely above the V10, though the pictures show it a bit brighter.
There is also a set of the V10 alone.
I actually called BB to send a tech out tomorrow and they had suggested I take some pictures to try to show the tech, since they don't come out after 4 and my light control is poor. I'll still let them come and look at the pictures, mention this thread and ask if they report issues to Panasonic.