Originally Posted by mironto
Why it should not be working?
I don't know if that's rhetorical, or what you mean....or if you mis-worded that. "Obviously the route that Panasonic took isn't working,"
speaks for itself. The problem exists, therefore, what they are doing is not working. Furthermore, you don't hear these complaints about other brands. Therefore one can only conclude from that they are doing something wrong, and whatever they are doing is not working. That's what I meant.
You get a set with similar black levels (after the rise) like the competition (in the same price category). Plus you get better blacks for the first 500 hours as a bonus
But the competition, (as I have come to understand it in this thread), has better blacks after the "Panasonic rise". Kuro's for example, as pointed out in the Kuro owners threads, actually look better as time goes by.
I would think people would much rather have a "stable" HDTV that looks "good" throughout its life
, than have one that looks "great" for X hours then only looks "good" after X hours.
The latter leaves one feeling ripped off, and rightly so.
In keeping with your analogy; then Panasonic at the point of X hours when the blacks start to turn gray, they should then give their customers "a rebate of some kind".
Panasonic used some false advertising, but just because the TV costs thousands of $ Panasonic is the most evil company in the world?
I can't speak for others, but I never said they were "evil". They are however, as you also pointed out, engaging in false advertising, which subjects them to a potential class-action lawsuit. When people shell-out a thousand+ $ for something, they expect it to work as advertised.
I do not hear people filling law suits against tooth paste companies, who promise you 100% whiter teeth within a week or Axe with ads full of hottest chicks climaxing just by sniffing slightest breeze of Axe effect off a nerd bloke.
But the toothpaste does not start to turn your teeth gray after using it for X months. (They don't guarantee that anyway, they always say the disclaimer "Results may vary", or if they do have a guarantee, you get your money back).
Regarding a Kuro, and how this doesn't affect them, (or other plasma displays, or as much), I don't think this has to do with the panel itself. Claims are that it's a voltage problem to the panel
, and could be fixed or at the least helped, if the voltage changes were applied in a more
linear fashion, than what may be more exponential (but it is obviously the voltage changes need to be applied differently). This would seem to indicate the "logic" that Panasonic is using (either chip, EEPROM, whatever), is using incorrect algorithms or is faulty.