Originally Posted by paulr2006
Larry, forgive me if I'm wrong or have missed a post on this subject but surely if the voltage step function were to be reversed somehow then would this not cause a problem with the panels? I mean would they not start to "misfire" due to the phosphors being used to a higher voltage?....just a thought
I said "no know way
." Which implies something less than redesigning the TV to correct the problem. If you know how, please share it with us.
EDIT: Paul, after rereading your post I believe that I misinterpreted it the first time. Yes, the misfiring is the basic reason for the voltage change. The problem is that Panasonic apparently was too aggressive with the voltage adjustment which resulted it the black levels increasing as much as they have. From what I can gather from the technical discussions, reducing the voltage now could
indeed cause misfiring.
There is a 'proper' way to do it as has been discussed. Unfortunately Panasonic's engineers missed it. Now they have a situation where something more than a simple firmware change is required to fix the problem.
Sorry for the poor reading comprehension on my part.