Originally Posted by mmoh00
Well, assuming what Dnice said is true, I would recommend everyone to return their new sets to the retailers if possible. You do NOT want a plasma tv that looks like a dirt cheap LCD like in some pictures here. LOL. On top of this, there's the big green push and the THX bug. Panasonic screwed up BIG TIME this year. Unless they fix the black level issue soon, I will probably get rid of mine on craigslist too. Now I can see why 54S1s were going for sub $1K last month.
I've got a 54V10 on the way as a replacment and I will either get a 13g replacment set or a refund sometime this June, since I am only one person, they don't hear my complaints, the tech said it takes thousands of complaints before Panasonic considers it worth fixing, I say we give them those complaints.
List of flaws with the 12g Plasma sets that I have found
DSE like streaks in the AR coating on every unit (most never notice it)
Hyper Agressive ABL that makes brighter picture settings useless
Black levels rise rappidly around the time your return period is up
THX mode is dim and green (green push has a FW fix availible)
Standard mode has motion dither in dark scenes that is very obvious
Brighter picture modes produce more buzz than they should (no where near Kuro levels though)
The AR filter is pretty useless in daylight conditions, even a single energy saver bulb washes it out
All picture modes have this odd adjustment to shadow details randomly (happens differently for each picture mode)