Originally Posted by bobby29
I picked up a 50s30 at Costco about two weeks ago and have this problem. On the test pattern provided by Jaxson the brightness on the grey scale at the bottom right chart is all over the place. I frequently notice fbr during normal viewing, especially blu ray. I thought with the price I paid I wouldn't be too picky, but it's really annoying.
These are all gone at my Costco, so it's either call Panasonic for a fix or return and pay almost double for a 2012 set. Has anyone else had the a-board swap or SD firmware fix on one of these S sets and did it correct the problem?
what do you mean by these are all gone at my Costco?
are you saying the the new sets at Costco don't have this issue?
how did you test them all?
As far as I know, this is how it is and you can't don't anything about it, no board swap will address this.
if that is not the case, I surely would like to hear about the details.
Jaxson de Ville,
I know about this issue, and have it too, and bet everyone else too.
but how do you notice it with real viewing?
to be honest when viewing TV (not calibration patterns) I haven't had a moment where I said to myself, I'm noticing this brightness issue and is getting on my nerves,
Granted, there are times you sense, but screens change and it's really unnoticeable.