Originally Posted by Eddie E
I purchased the Panasonic TC-P60GT50 new, back in December 2012 and I never upgraded the firmware. To be honest I didn't know the firmware was upgradable.
yeah, if you check out the support page model it shows you how. http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/.../down_na5.html
I spoke to Customer Service, they said it was not able to be downgraded. I'm going to leave it at that. I found out how to get rid of the ad banner at least. I detest all the ads. By the looks of it the 2013+ model had it worse.
I am going to be extra careful to make sure I get something that the manufacturer can't reach down into my TV and make such intrusive changes, bug fixes excluded. After investing a huge amount of time and money to purchase exactly what I want for a manufacturer to reach down into my TV several years later and force this update in not on. It is as annoying as services like Youtube to be discontinued after a while. I wish I could reach down into their bank account and adjust the money for what I paid accordingly.
Originally Posted by artur9
I agree. In the forums I follow about TVs and such, right now I see tons of problems with interoperability between UHD/HDR TVs and source devices and AVRs. Not that many people are appearing happy with the latest and greatest.
I am hoping my Plasma lasts long enough for all those teething problems to be resolved and for 3D to come back :-)
Yes, I am very happy with the plasma for now. I was wanting to upsize to a 75". I agree wholeheartedly as I never want to see an edge lit TV ever again. Thankfully I don't have to deal with the AVR on top of that. I think I will probably wait it out until the 4k-hdr/10-DV has settled and becomes the standard across the board like. Viva la VHS vs Beta!!!
I have not investigated the OLEDS too much as they are prohibitively expensive for me right now. I am sure they have their own issues. Perhaps mine will last me another couple of years as I put little mileage on it and I will wait and jump technologies the same way I went from my sony walkman straight to mp3 player and bypassed CD's altogether.