Originally Posted by sdolen
It's more the depth and reality of the picture, my TV just looks so flat now. When we first got it, it had a "looking out a window" quality. Now it looks on par with the $200 little LCD in my guest room and about the same as my 7 year old EDTV plasma. On top of that' the image retention is at a whole new level of bad. My old EDTV has zero problems with IR and shows no burn in after all this time. I did baby at first but really have not in the last few years. I just bought the cheapo Insigna/Samsung 720P plasma for my Mother for X-mas and it also looks much better than my G10. Maybe it's just time to quit complaining and use it as an excuse to upgrade to 3D. I guess I just keep hoping someone will come up with a fix/reset to make my TV perform the way it did when I purchased it.
Hehe quite much agree with you, i already spend many days trying to fix the blacks of my pz85, even managed to kill the tv once, by adjusting a pot without a insulated screw driver (lol pot looked like plastic, but had metal inside).
At least in that matter panasonic support was ok, since they send me a replacement component i thought i killed, which was normally only available in Japan. I paid them 20 euro for 2 of those and got my tv back running as before.
Then i started hacking the firmware, with no real avail either. I still have some ways to get further in, by writing bash scripts which i can load, but i kinda gave up wasting time on it. (especially after the near death of it).
So at the moment ill just keep it, till there are decent 3d tvs, and upgrade then.
So yea, no pannie for me again, especially since my tv still has a 'flickering color' bug, which pannie fixed for USA models, but not for the european model.. asked them 2x by mail to send me the latest firmware but they didnt.
I guess people just expect more if they pay 1500+ euro on a tv. Otherwise i can just buy ****** ones every 2 years, and end up with better image quality and reserve tvs.