Originally Posted by anthrojohn
Audiotits: when you say that "the MLL rise is too early", what information are you basing that on? Is there an "official" time that this bug kicks in? Just curious. It seems to me that no one knows exactly what combination of factors (on-hours, temperature, solar flares) triggers this premature increase in drive voltage.
With just 146 hours on my set, do I have a better case of getting Panasonic's attention? Would they actually humor me by sending a tech to look at my set? I suspect not, but I will be calling them this week to file a complaint
From what I've read on this thread and others. Someone can call me wrong on this. I don't believe anyone knows when it actually kicks in. Panasonic will of course not reveal this. No company would. I'd be interested in hearing your readings after 400+hrs. Things are still settling in in the initial aging of the panel. Did you break-in your panel ?
If you mention a drop in black level to a CSR, expect the (tel) call to drop. The black level VALUE is not advertised. Neither did they say it would drop, though it is based on implicit trust. This is where they will suffer if they fail to renew trust in their future customers.
They are not entertaining such support calls.Side note on IB:
Even though IB is useless because its only in Vivid, its the one thing all people can OBJECTIVELY verify without the need for a meter. So for all the folks who don't measure with meters and say their blacks are fine, this is one test for which we can ALL measure accurately even without a meter. Dynamic contrast is an advertised feature and we can complain IN LARGE NUMBERS that it does not work IN ADDITION to the black levels rising. Panasonic cannot downplay why their dynamic contrast does not work. Imagine if 80% said their dynamic contrast was not working (properly). Surely they won't say its a BS feature (since its in Vivid). Now if it worked at a pixel level, this would crush the Locally dimmed LCD's. I wish they would focus on this rather than all the gimmicks and 3D stuff.
I think it would be nice if there was a NEW THREAD (if its not there) that polled people for IB.
IB works dynamically in real time consistently (ideal) *
IB works dynamically but only sometimes *
IB only works on an input that is inactive consistently
IB only works on an input that is inactive sometimes
IB does not work at all
* with a black transition frame that may appear between frames. Like the occasional case when you watch a TV pgm and it goes to black just before an ad occurs. Or to simulate it, use a slideshow with a black frame slide and check if the panel turns off when the black slide plays. If your set does not advertise IB, then one should not take the poll.