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post #5401 of 12423 Old 12-23-2013, 12:29 PM
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Also, since Amazon just dropped the price to 2,799.98, you can't really do much better. I had read that the cost to retailers was around 2200 a piece but that could be wrong.
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Fan noise varies by unit & user. The fan "fix" mitigates the noise level but doesn't eliminate it. Whether the noise bothers you and how effective you feel Panasonic's solution is are both YMMV situations.

I'll chime in on my December 2013 build. There is no fan noise whatsoever with my unit. Even at a couple of inches away, you can't hear them. But I do have the buzzing when the screen is white, but very rarely is there content that goes full screen white for extended periods. I haven't had a chance to watch any content on it yet because I'm currently going through the break-in period (unit just arrived on Saturday morning and powered it up Sunday afternoon). 23 hours of slides and so far so good. I even think the buzzing sound has settled a tad.

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OK thanks for all the replies regarding the fan noise guys. I hope mine will be a later build with the "fix" already in, even if the fan noise "problem" and the effectiveness of the fix are subjective as you guys seem to be hinting at.
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OK thanks for all the replies regarding the fan noise guys. I hope mine will be a later build with the "fix" already in, even if the fan noise "problem" and the effectiveness of the fix are subjective as you guys seem to be hinting at.

My original ZT60 (April build) had minor fan noize. On the replacement (October build), fan noise is not an issue. Image retention is present however. If you go back a page or two back, you should see my posts regarding my experience with image retention.
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Fan noise varies by unit & user. The fan "fix" mitigates the noise level but doesn't eliminate it. Whether the noise bothers you and how effective you feel Panasonic's solution is are both YMMV situations.

I'll chime in on my December 2013 build. There is no fan noise whatsoever with my unit. Even at a couple of inches away, you can't hear them. But I do have the buzzing when the screen is white, but very rarely is there content that goes full screen white for extended periods. I haven't had a chance to watch any content on it yet because I'm currently going through the break-in period (unit just arrived on Saturday morning and powered it up Sunday afternoon). 23 hours of slides and so far so good. I even think the buzzing sound has settled a tad.

It is first time that I read about a December ZT build. smile.gif It is also interesting that the build months seem to go June > October > December.

Out of curiosity, what is your ZT's sequence number?
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I have seen all months reported except november.
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65ZT60 just came in.

Checked the top of the screen with an LED flashlight for micro fractures. Happy to report no signs of it.

Staring at the screen is amazing. It's pitch black even with all the hallway lights on.

December build.

Sequence number: 16781

Letting it warm up before I turn it on. It's freezing here in Toronto. We just had one of the worst ice storms ever recorded.
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It is first time that I read about a December ZT build. smile.gif It is also interesting that the build months seem to go June > October > December.

Out of curiosity, what is your ZT's sequence number?


I have a July build and BB brought out another July build to swap it, but I said don't bother it will have same issue. Funny thing is I just got off phone with BB since the TV today is $2799 and lower than what I paid and they informed me that my because I am Elite a Plus that my 45 day return starts after the Holiday return date of 1/4 so they are telling me I can return my TV up until 2/15.
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This is how green the skin tones are on my zt. Yuck

Both of my zts actually
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It is first time that I read about a December ZT build. smile.gif It is also interesting that the build months seem to go June > October > December.

Out of curiosity, what is your ZT's sequence number?

Sequence No. is A16796. I noticed in post #5407 another December build. It just so happens that I'm in Canada as well. Perhaps we're getting all of the later builds in Canada?
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Sequence No. is A16796. I noticed in post #5407 another December build. It just so happens that I'm in Canada as well. Perhaps we're getting all of the later builds in Canada?

Fresh stock for Canadians I suppose which means the fan mods have been applied.
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It is first time that I read about a December ZT build. smile.gif It is also interesting that the build months seem to go June > October > December.

Out of curiosity, what is your ZT's sequence number?

Sequence No. is A16796. I noticed in post #5407 another December build. It just so happens that I'm in Canada as well. Perhaps we're getting all of the later builds in Canada?

I heard that Panasonic supposed to make 40,000 ZTs for North America. Granted, the 40,000 number might be before Panasonic decided to exit the plasma market, or it might not even be true to begin with.

Also, I made a mistake in my previous post. I meant to say July > October > December NOT June > October > December. It does not matter much since others are reporting other months anyway.
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This is how green the skin tones are on my zt. Yuck

Both of my zts actually

Ouch...

What mode is this?
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Ouch...

What mode is this?
All of them. I notice it constantly. Its not something im getting used to, i had an st30 before and rarely noticed it, and that model was notoriously green. Luckily i have a calibration in about 3 weeks. Hoping hes able to dial out that green.
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If anyone wants to test thier set for green faces/shadows, i was watching lost, on netflix, season 2 episode 9, around the 38 minute mark. Using the sets built in app.
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Ouch...

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All of them. I notice it constantly. Its not something im getting used to, i had an st30 before and rarely noticed it, and that model was notoriously green. Luckily i have a calibration in about 3 weeks. Hoping hes able to dial out that green.

Mine does not have green tint like that, but it might push red a bit though. I am nearing 300 hours mark on my ZT.
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If anyone wants to test thier set for green faces/shadows, i was watching lost, on netflix, season 2 episode 9, around the 38 minute mark. Using the sets built in app.

Nevermid... I will test and report the results.
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Any more reports of micro fractures in the panels?

I'm curious to know what caused it
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Her face accurately represents how i feel about my green tint changboy.
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Mode - Cinema
Camera - IPhone 4S

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I think that it is just lighting in that particular scene. Other scenes look good to me.
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Mode - Cinema
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the man in the bed have normal skin so maybe the woman have a green light on the face come from somewhere, this is not always like this....hey you watch the same movie or what &*%$/"""&?%

I agree with you.

Yes, it is the same scene (Lost Season 2 episode 9 at 37 minute mark).
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buy a swisffffsweeeeper and wipe your screen with biggrin.gif

Your smilie face has green tint wink.gif
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Ya i figured it was the lighting in the scene. But i notice it in atleast 60% of all scenes. Which isnt good. Even on some blurays.
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