Hey all- new member here and haven't posted very much. Seeking some advice in regards to a 65" ST30.
So I purchased the ST30 on 05/24/2011 from Best Buy and did not buy the protection plan. It has been great and I have followed some of your alls calibration advice and settings setup. I have LOVED this TV and have gotten nothing but compliments on it thanks to you all! I "think" (and hope) I ran slides long enough when I first got it but now I am unsure due to what has happened. On 05/23/12 (WHEW) the television started acting up. It has maybe 20 vertical lines that are faint gray. Also, the skin tones and overall picture are very strange. I can most closely describe it as a radar looking screen off of your local weather television station. Anyways, I ended up calling Panasonic and they were VERY helpful. They sent out a In-home TV repair co. to check it out and order the parts for the repairs. Since I don't know what this is, I am asking for any advice. The repair co. said they will be replacing the main board. Now, hopefully the repair goes all to plan and it gets resolved. My question is, do i need to run slides all over again? If so, slides mean just run a blu ray on standard picture settings AND on zoom for about 100+ hours correct? I'm pretty green to the whole deal but would love to know what steps you guys would take in order for this NOT to happen again. Obviously I snuck it the 1 year warranty with Panasonic so I want to make sure all the correct steps are made. Thanks so much in advance for any responses.
Sadly, Panasonic had me do a "hard reset" to the TV so I lost all of D-nice's settings for cinema AND custom. Do I just need to DM him after I run slides (if I need to)?