Orta - I wonder if you or MarkRubin would consider promoting this particular forum to the sticky thread area.
As a V10 owner, I look through this forum a minimum of four or five days each week. I guess this is addicting, especially if you continue to hope for good news concerning any type of fix. My set with 1300 hours definitely has the problem, Panasonic has been notified, and I have been told first (early January) the problem would be fixed or my unit replaced, then later (mid February) that there is no problem, the TV performs exactly as designed.
However, this request for the promotion of this thread is not for my personal convenience.
I believe having a known problem like this and Panasonic's response front and center would be a great assist to those who journey here in search of information prior to making a purchasing decision.
I know that I have only been a member a short time. However, I was pointed here (AVS Forum) while researching information prior to my second HDTV purchase in August 2006 after doing either a Google or MSN search. Visited occasionally over the years and came back and became a member last year while doing research prior to the purchase of my V10.
With Panasonic heavily promoting its 2010 line, especially 3d, AVS Forum will probably experience a good number of occasional visitors just seeking information. Probably many new or occasional visitors directed here through the same type of search that I did.
If I were searching now, I know that having something like this pointed out and easily noticed would be very important to me.
If you do promote this, it might be a decent idea to give it a more generic name. Maybe something like "Black Level Problems with 2008 & 2009 Panasonic Plasmas". Perhaps later to add 2010 if dNice's info regarding their performance is accurate.
An average consumer many not understand what is referred to by "Black Level Doubling" and also would probably have no clue what 11G or 12G were referring to.
I apologize in advance if this seems like any type of attempt to hi-jack your thread. Much of the information here, as it is in other threads within AVS, have increased my knowledge greatly.
I appreciate your efforts to bring this to light.