Originally Posted by Esmortz
I have been lurking for a while and am close to pulling trigger on G10 and I noticed the "graininess" on the display model playing a Bluray at the best buy I went to as well. Then I read the Game Informer review which also mentioned "graininess" .. now I am a little gun shy.
Is this a new probem popping up on newer sets or an improperly set up unit??
I bet i know what you are talking about. The longer i have been here, and the longer I have had my G10, ... the more i believe panny makes a fantastic TV, but has a tendency to go "Ready, Fire, Aim" and blow their foot off.
First sore foot came from their inability to meet supply chain demands for the Big Box houses like BB and Sears.
What is the content on the disc they are playing? Panny was paying BB to set up the G10 in a stand alone system and play their demo disc.
There are 2 different discs. One has the adventures of a family in each of selling point venues of the Viera line. There isn't a grain of noise on it.
Another one has a lot of movies trailer/content on it, (including the last X-men movie). the disc was prepared by a team of blind monkeys. The same ones who decided a nice yellow patina would go great with the THX mode.
The first time i viewed a G10, was at BB, playing the trailer disc. It was the most noise/grain I have ever seen in a stand-alone display set-up. I thought CNET was heavy on he bong when they did the review. It couldn't possibly be that bad.
After a fight with the salesman to get a non-promo Blu-ray disc, the picture was fantastic. Including the wide contrast black to white WHAM, which many of us hold dear, letting you fill in the wide band with nice rich saturated colors.
Give the G10 another chance, and see which disc is in the player. Also check the connection between the player and TV, see if they are HDMI or not.