Originally Posted by brian6751
Correction. I used the D-nice slide settings.
Try the grey slide with the D-nice post calibration settings, or, use the settings for the slides and just adjust the panel brightness to low.
Been reading other forums. There are a few things I noticed about this problem:
1) Not everybody reports that they see the issue.
This could be for several reasons:
a) They don't have the issue.
b) It is so minimal that they don't notice it.
c) They have the issue to some degree, but they aren't looking at either the grey D-nice slide or other content with somewhat uniform sky, desert, snow, or a black and white film with the panel brightness set to low, in a darker environment.
d) The colour uniformity or blob/blotch issue on their set isn't very noticeable if you are colour blind. Some people cannot distinguish between pink and grey, so if your panel has pink tinting, you may not notice it on the grey slide or in black and white films. There are different kinds of colour blindness.If you want to test yourself for colour blindness, check here:http://www.colour-blindness.com/colo...r-test-plates/
I have no colour blindness.
>>> The implication of colour blindness is that the people checking TV's and projectors at the factory for proper colour need to be free of colour blindness!
2) Even considering the above scenarios, there seem to be some sets out there that have little or no bands or blotches. Just how perfect or free of colour uniformity issues, who knows, but it looks like there not every set has this issue.
3) I haven't seen many good pictures of dark grey slides of ST/GT and VT30 TV's with low panel setting showing a defect free dark grey slide on low panel brightness setting.
4) Some previous generation sets have this issue to some degree.
5) Some people report this issue with other brands, both previous and the current 2011 generation.
6) The issue and colour uniformity of your panel can vary over time, changing, getting better, or getting worse. I'm not sure just how long it takes, and to what degree the changes happen.
7) Some people stay with their set, while others go through many with the same issue, finally getting one that is improved enough for their tastes, or, some return their set and try another brand of TV.
8) Panasonic is not dealing with the issue very seriously.
I wonder if the economy and/or earthquake in Japan has affected Panasonic operations and/or business in any way.
I have gone 100 hours with the D-nice slides. My set definitely isn't as bad as some pics I've seen, on here, HDJ or AVForums. I am still not happy though.
What happens with stores in terms of the units returned and shipping etc? Amazon? BB? FS? Independent retailers?