Is this a global issue?
I live in Australia and this has not been mentioned anywhere after Panasonic sold over 30,000 TVs over the last two months with their recent promo.
The Panasonic promo started 24 October 2009 offering a free bonus Blu-Ray HT or PVR valued at around $800 (TV range in price from $1500-$2000 for the 42g10-50g10), and I think many people would have watched 300-500 hours by now, but no mention of this problem on our local forums.http://www.hdbonus.com.au/hdbonus/Gifts.aspx
Also wonder because the US model is the TC whereas ours is the TH, and I think the TC is THX certified whereas our TH is not, and maybe this is an important and relevant difference? But from the OP "D-Nice, through contacts at Panasonic, has confirmed this rising black level affects ALL
11G/12G ('08/'09) models at a specific hour count. There is no fix planned and it is apparently an unintentional goof on Panasonic's part."
I too watch tellie in a dark room and the excellent blacks was why I was looking at the pana plasmas. Was originally looking at the Samsung b650 LCD but read about its poor blueish blacks and then reviews like this one "The Panasonic Viera TH-P46G10A is the best plasma we've seen in the past 12 months, and is perhaps the best TV on the market."http://www.cnet.com.au/panasonic-vie...-339296197.htm
Was all set to go shopping for the 50g10 next week but thanks to 2sheds found this thread because as I said no mention of this anywhere in OZ..http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum....cfm?t=1368493