Hi, I've been seeing a rather strange behavior with my TV. I have set up a custom picture mode with the D-Nice settings, and set the TV to use this on all inputs (I currently have Roku and a Panasonic DMP-BDT110 Blu-Ray player, both attached via HDMI). As far as I know, it should then retain the picture setting on a per-input basis. However whenever I play a Blu-Ray disc, the TV switches back to 'Cinema' mode, all by itself. This happens at some point during the disc spin up, seemingly when it enters the first main screen. I have been on the phone with Panasonic about this, and they said they hadn't heard anything like this. The lady had me go through a series of changes including turning off the Vierra connect, but nothing worked.
Eventually we did a factory reset, which erased my custom settings. Then, it didn't seem to happen any more - with the default Custom settings, it would no longer switch to Cinema when starting up the Blu-Ray disc. However I have since re-done the D-Nice settings, and now it is back again to the old behavior. I have tested this with the Saving Private Ryan BD, and the first disc in the Firefly complete series BD version. I have also tried this with DVD's, and it doesn't happen - only with BD, seemingly. The Roku input stays on Custom mode. With BD, once the film starts I can set it back to Custom and it will stay there - the reset seems to be an event that happens during the BD initialization, and it's unaffected by switching Vierra connect on or off, either on the TV or player end. I even tried switching off the internet connectivity for the BD player, but this didn't affect the issue.
So what I am wondering is whether other people here have seen this behavior. To me, this seems like a software issue - if it also happens for other people then I can tell Panasonic this. If other people don't see this same behavior, however, then maybe it's some kind of weird hardware problem. I am using the latest firmware, both on the TV and the player. Before I call them again, I'd just like to know if this is something only I am experiencing, or if it's repeatable with other ST30's.