Originally Posted by ShawnV
We are on our 5th replacement by Amazon, defects and broken screens, they are now telling us all they have for the 65VT30 are TV's starting with first four serial numbers of; MG12 and MF12.
Does anyone know what build dates these are for?
Ugh, sorry to hear that. That's got me worried as well since I ordered from Amazon. I placed the order Saturday morning and still haven't received a call to schedule a delivery, though I'm taking into account that Monday was a holiday.
As for build dates, doesn't look like there's a compiled list anywhere which is a bit surprising. All I could find were ones that were included in individual reviews:
August build, Serial MJ1214XXXXX
serial number XX1244, build date September 2011
The build date is August 2011.. The serial number is MJ1216xxxx
January 2012 build. Serial is MJ2011xxxxxx
I hope that the only ones Amazon has left aren't returned units that they didn't find any problems with on their end. And I know some delivery people get anal when you want to test out the TV before you sign for it. Hm, I have a bad feeling about this now...EDIT:
BTW, which store did you get the TV from through Amazon? Mine shows I purchased it from Amazon and not some other store (For example, 'purchased from Paul's TV and fulfilled by Amazon).
Also, has anyone who has had issues considered contacting Panasonic to get it fixed rather than returning it? According to the warranty info they do on-site repairs for the larger TVs which I know the P65VT30 falls under. Just seems like it would be more convenient than getting TVs shipped over and over again.