I think I'm going to cry. I have fallen in love with my Panasonic TH50-PX50 TV, and today after only about 7 weeks of ownership, I notice this red line going down from the top of the TV, it looks like someone is pointing a laser line down from the top of my TV. This only seems to show up on face tone colors, and does not show up on blacks, whites, or blues.
This happens on all sources, regular standard def TV, a 480p DVD via component video, and a HDTV cable box with an HDMI cable connected.
Does anyone know why this is happening? I did not buy the extended warranty, so how good is Panasonic about fixing my TV? It's heavy, and it's wall mounted, so it's not going to be fun if I have to take it down.
I've uploaded 2 photos. The P1030732 is ZOOMED IN so you can see the red line going right down the middle of Matthew's face (if you maximize your browser window when the photo opens). In the second photo, it's harder to see the line because it's a birds eye view of the entire tv, so you can get an idea of where in the TV the line is coming from.