Just took delivery of my VT50 Yesterday. This AM I updated the firmware. I dont know if this happened after or all along,but when I turn the set on, I am rewarded with a "sponsored advertisement" banner at the bottom of the screen.
This is about as offensive as it gets. Its not like I bought a "budget" model which was subsidised by add revenue to panasonic (ala the various amazon kindle models). How do I shut this off?
Menu --> Setup --> Advanced Setup --> VIERA Connect Banner --> Off.
There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working.