Back on the 4th of this month I purchased a TC-P65GT50 from Best Buy $2,499.
About a week later my gf (being the clean freak that she is) was wiping the screen with a microfiber cloth and noticed a blemish that she could not get off.
Upon further review she realized that this blemish was behind the glass.
My gf later informed me of this blemish.
I too tried to wipe this marking of the screen and it was indeed behind the glass.
Though it will be quite tough to see this blemish is in the center of the circle.
Though you can see it while the plasma is on, the simple fact that this is a brand new set calls for it to be swapped out for a brand new one.
Another thought that came to mind is that this blemish could get worse over time so I was not taking any chances with it.
I went to Best Buy to explained to them the issue but there was one problem...none of their locations had any of them in stock not even their warehouse.
According to the sale associate they were unsure if their region will be getting any more from Panasonic due to it being very close to the year.
I was given several options.
- Wait til a 65GT50 is in stock
- Get my money back
- Be given a 65VT50 for $300 more
Though on a very tight budget I decided go to with the 65VT50.
Best Buy home delivery scheduled this set to be delivered in several days.
Best Buys home delivery was not the best in terms on handling the returned item. I noticed they placed the defective set on top of the card board box in order to remove the stand.
From what I know you're not supposed to lay plasmas face down.
When it came down to unboxing my VT set, they were going to lay it down on the cardboard box until I sorta raised my voice saying no.
I told them you never lay a plasma face down.
I told the delivery men don't bother hooking up the cables, i'll handle those myself.
I have no idea what they're going to do with the defective setpPerhaps sell it as an open item.
But so far so good on the VT.