Originally Posted by cooknl
I disagree totally, you guys are confusing the QUALITY with PERFORMANCE.
IN general QUALITY discribes the level of components and the level of engineering and the level of manufactureing implemented.
PERFORMANCE discribes the END result (what the picture LOOKS LIKE) the picture PERFORMANCE. So Ideally you should complain about the END result not being what after xxx amount of hours, you could normally expect the picture performance to be, due to Black levels rising/ fluctuating.
Stop nitpicking. You know exactly what I was referring to. I was talking about the quality of the picture, which is why I bought the damn tv in the first place. After several so-called professional review sources had it and declared it the best tv of the year that year.
People buy tv's for their picture. I bought that years V10. They did not even know themselves how much it would rise. There was no warning. There was no fine print. They screwed everybody. Bottom line. They wouldnt have sold as many if salesman were required to tell people, "oh, yeah, um... Black won't really be black anymore after a while with this tv... Even though that's why it looks so good now..."
I bought it based on their claims and the reviewers - none of which were told of the rise. No review source; until after it happened. They, panasonic, didn't even know how it would turn out. It was intentional to a point - but they DID not want it to turn out like it did. They screwed up, and deceptively marketed their product. Period.