Originally Posted by scubasteve44
I think this is absurd. Why did I not notice it for 2.5yrs.
Reason you didn't see it is because they all don't do it. But from my experience heres why more than you think do it.
I bought a Panasonic 50" Onyx 3 years ago. It was there best plasma at the time and had a 8k msrp. It was a two piece plasma the display and what they called an entetainment center or box. Pioneer were two piece plasmas also at the time. I bought mine at Ultimate Electronics and I bought knowing I couldn't take it back to them if I had a problem. They were going out of business in my state.
Well I noticed the brightness fluctuation on the first day and had a case number by that afternoon. The service center I took it to was also sold Panasonic plasmas showroom. The Onyx was only sold by a few retailers and was exclusive plasma to very few retailers. Well I found DVD's that showed the issue and the best one was a movie called "Hitler's Secretary". They had 7 or so plasmas hooked up to their DVD player and the brightness fluctuated on 2 or 3 of the 7 but not all of them. They had the same model as mine that didn't show fluctuation. But with my box hooked to there display it did. Many other Panasonic models also did it, other than the Onyx.
When the Panasonic field engineer suggested to replace my box they did and still fluctuated on both displays. I asked the showroom if I could have their box but said no. Panasonic field rep flew in and had a two hour meeting about this with my service center. They said I could have my money back or another TV. Took the money end of story.
Been reading about this issue here in the plasma forum ever since with all sorts of different names. Like I said I don't care what folks buy just have empathy for others.
Same old story with "mine doesn't do it".
Heres a thread from 2004 so many names for this:http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb/...d.php?t=473893