Originally Posted by VtoCorleone
Out of serious curiosity OP... why did you buy old tech when you could have bought something much newer for 1/4 of the price?
i got a good deal on it, and i like the picture of the z1 much more than the ST (despite randy's opinion that st has better pq). i also think it has a better picture than the c8000 (not sure about d8000), as it replaced the c8000 in my home. 2011 VT prob has a better picture, but i love the overall look and design of the z1.
so an UPDATE...
i called panasonic up and had my tv returned back to me. as i mentioned before i purchased an extended warranty and i could go through magnolia/bestbuy. after a panasonic supervisor blatantly lied to me on the phone, i decided not to go through panasonic anymore and have best buy deal with them.
so geek squad came today, saw the issue, and contacted panasonic. panasonic said to order an A/V board (does that make any sense?). what is an av board? i may have misheard but i think thats what happened. so geek squad dude coming next week to swap the av board....
the tech from panny that took my tv had it for a week and a half and never ordered anything, or even diagnosed anything. this guy sees the tv for 30 mins and orders something.... i'm glad i went through best buy.
BTW both techs were very confused by the issue. its typical horizontal line bleed, but its REALLY BAD. i know some people on here complain about line bleed, and get the typical "its normal" response, but i've had several plasmas and nothing is normal about this particular line bleed, its several orders of magnitude worse than normal line bleeds.