Just bought this Panasonic P50u50. Have returned the first purchase due to some odd contrast issues and some strange streaks in the glass. Now on my second set, and I am still noticing an odd issue with some images where high contrast or striped images appear on screen. It is as if the conrast "bleeds" onto other areas. Not always noticable, but as a pro video nerd since 1990 (TV/video production background) it is driving me a little wacky.
An example last night: "Avengers" blu-ray. Scene with Thor in control room with railings behind his head. His face has streaks across it that exactly match the path of the high contrast imagery behind his head in the shot. It is "light" but noticeable, as if he had a band across his face while tanning.
At a loss. Also shows up through Directv. Both are routed through my surround receiver. Same cabling (HDMI) as was used on the old set without issue (also a plasma, old Hitachi).
Any thoughts? Wait for it to "break in" if that is even needed with plasmas anymore? I prefer plasma over LCD in terms of video quality and black levels.
Same issue showed up on original set but it was worse. Another prime example is if I have the grey sidebars enabled in an SD but letter boxed setup, the part of the screen where the gray meets the black letterbox is noticeably affected by the contrast.
Cinema mode, CATS is off, contrast at around 65, brightness 68, CT=warm.
Came across this thread and thought I'd toss it out there. Any thoughts are welcome and appreciated!