Originally Posted by Hangedman
What about the flickering thing... is this a problem that affect all TVs ? Or maybe i could go for another set (Maybe LG?)
Panasonics have something similar called "Fluctuating Brightness", or FBr. If you live in the US, there is a fix being implemented by Panny techs via an SD card with a EEPROM update. They do also issue 3rd party Panny reps to replace current A-Boards with preloaded EEPROM ones.
You can have this arranged by calling the concierge dept. @ 1-800-973-4390.
I went through all this trouble to find out because my Samsung had brightness pops and there is no light at the end of the tunnel yet. I wanted something that is 100% operational in a short window. Now if I have FBr I can call and have it fixed within 2 weeks no matter what. Win/win.
Currently I am running the prep slides for 100 hours until Saturday morning on my 60" ST30 (had 59" D6500). Then I will plug in the D-Nice calibration settings to get the most optimal/accurate picture possible without actually paying for an ISF calibration.
I would recommend this route if the brightness pops are too much of an issue with you. I could have had my D6500 replaced and probably would have if the Sammy had been responsive during my return window at Amazon. And I did tell him the final date of my return window before and after the pops problem was verified. Fortunately, Amazon was nice enough to extend the return deadline.
So far I seem like I am on the right course. Even if you get a D6500 without brightness pops, there have been multiple accounts of the pops coming in after hundreds of hours of use. All reports of the EEPROM update through Panasonic have been extremely positive.