Let me start out saying that this is a pet peeve of mine, but I'll never understand why display manufacturers, in this case Panasonic, insist on using any color other than black for their display frames. The hallmark Pioneer Kuro had the right idea.The frame should be a deep, dark black. If these manufacturers truly cared about the customer experience they wouldn't even brand their company name on the front of the set, but put it on the back somewhere, or have it as removable transparent tape, like the features list. To me the whole thing is nothing but a poorly, conceived gimmick aimed at the uneducated consumer. End of rant
With that being said the TV I'm speaking of is the Panasonic TC-P50ST60. This display seems to be an excellent mix of features and value, but I'm not sure I can get beyond the reflective, pseudo-chrome plastic that borders the frame of the TV. They might as well have put a mirror around the display. I went and checked it out yesterday to see if there was any way to remove it without breaking the set, but it doesn't appear likely. Does anyone know if this is possible? I was hoping I would find some small screws somewhere, but no luck. It may just pop out given enough pressure, but I don't want to learn the hard way that it doesn't. I'm thinking that repair techs may need to remove it to service the internal parts.
Another thought I had was to cover it in black marker, but I'm guessing that may look worse. I could also try to cover the entire set in newspaper, besides the chrome border and spray paint it, but that would make me a little nervous about the paint sneaking into some place it doesn't belong.
Ideally, I'd just like the option to remove it, but, barring that, and not just buying a different TV all together, does anyone have any other suggestions....?