Originally Posted by uh2
To anyone with the green tinge/blob issue:
I bought a 65ST30 in Jan of 2011. I immediately noticed the green tinge issue. I called Panasonic and got the run around for hours on the phone. It was so bad, I had to hang up. In March/April of 2012 I moved and put the TV in it's permanent mounting spot. During that time, I found that I could eliminate most of the green/pinkish artifacts through my own 'calibration'. The setting that seemed to help me the most was somewhere under HDMI, where the type was set to GRAPHICS. I could tell this made a positive difference in the XMB menu of my PS3. There's one yellowish background color that brings this defect out so it's easy to see. Changing that HDMI setting mitigates it. I still see, on some material, skin tones that look sickly and clay like. Not on all material and not as bad as it was before my tweaking, but I can see it every once in a while. Up until now I've just been living with it
Fast forward to a few weeks ago and I had to call Panasonic about a buzzing noise that was getting obnoxious. They replaced one of the power boards, but that didn't fix the issue. Come to find out the motherboard screws needed to be tightened (which I read online but I didn't want to mention to the tech right away). I mentioned the issue with the green tinge, because my warranty was up in less than a week. Of course, Panasonic never heard of this issue (yeah..). They are offering to 'maybe' replace the panel. They will come and take my TV back to the shop with them (which is scary enough by itself because the tech almost scratched the TV against my brick fireplace mantle) and most likely keep it for a week.
So, here's my dilemma....suck it up and live with it, or play the Panasonic shuffle and hope that the new panel resolves the issue. From what I've read over the years, that's probably a losing bet. What I envision is a new panel comes in, they bring it back to my house, I noticed it hasn't been fixed and we have to do this whole new dance all over again. And then to add insult to injury, I may have a panel with worse issues than I already have.
Is there anyone out there that has had this issue fixed recently by replacing the panel? If not, I think I my best bet is just to close the case and live with it. If there enough people out there that have had success, it *may* be worth a shot.
Try this, go to Home Theater Magazine's website, and look at their 2011 "Top Pick" review of the ST30 they tested, and input (exactly) the setting they calibrated their review model at:
That's where I started, and the picture is glorious!
Later you may want to have a pro calibration done, but this should correct over 90% of the negative stuff that you're experiancing (especially the 'color management' that defaults to that green tint, that needs to be "Off" - along with the dumb "C.A.T.S" feature thats really annoying, and the list goes on...because this TV is capable of delivering a STUNNINGLY good picture!
Anyway - do all that and then report back.