So we are in a catch 22. Do the reset and the ramifications in the long term may be significant. Don't make the changes and accept a degraded tv. Many of us are outside our warranty period and replacing the panel is too expensive and even if we did have a warranty, most of the places we bought it from would not replace it anyway, just give us credit for a lower quality tv. Pioneer won't acknowledge the problem and what we thought was the pearl of plasma when we bought it, may turn out to be fake. Probably will now steer me away from the Sharp Elite tv's since they are using some of the same Pioneer patents, and a few years down the road, those sets may or may not face the same issues.
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