Originally Posted by TopperMcFly
The pic has the ability to be quite good. But the following issues have me thinking return.
1. Ambient light filter is not even in the same zip code as my kuro. During the day, my kuro stays tight while the vt craps itself and goes to the laundromat to get washed out.
2. The real deal breaker for me. I spent a fair amount of time in the menus after about 50 hours and had the word Menu displaying itself on green and grey slides. After running pixel flipper for 3 full nights, it is still there plain as day. I feel pretty comfortable calling that burn in. I cant even watch one full discovery show without image retention.
And please dont start talking about my viewing habbits being the culprit. My kuro is set the same way and never a hint of IR.
3. Most of the color settings don't even seem to work, so dialing this beast in is brutal.
4. Black levels not great, but I knew that ahead of time. I could deal with this if not for the other BS.
I would try sammy out now that there is a firmware fix for the pops, but I am not sure I would be any happier.
Its sad that this is what we have to choose from.
PS I had not even seen the previous post when I wrote this! Pathetic. Shame on Panny
Slides will not help. Just get Disney wow disk and run the pixel flipper with high contrast period. It prolly won't help though. It may only be on the green slides for us atm but I think this is just a signe of things to come with this set. Btw,
1000 hours in, why were you running slides?
The Sammy will be a bit brighter and have better colors, but if you think the Black levels are bad on the VT30 then you will not be happy with the Sammy.
I had slight image retention from a constant HUD in a game I play. I was able to get rid of it. What I'm not able to get rid of, after a month of ownership, is the "MENU" IR.
This is just crazy to me. I understand that Panny can't be held responsible for other sources, but how in the hell do they implement a menu display that is more damaging then anything else.
I know in the owners manual it explicitly states that IR/Burn in is not covered under warranty, but If it doesn't go away, I think I'll have a fighting chance to get something done about that.
It would be a direct problem with the set because of something THEY (Panasonic) did!
Oh, and be VERY careful when you see the "No input found" screen saver come up. It wreaks havoc within minutes.
Many other people on here don't seem to be having any issues with IR, so maybe certain sets are more prone than others.