Originally Posted by dtbreen76
I couldn't help but laugh my butt off when I read your response....
I read this as "Don't worry, you will see its flaws, you just haven't been watching it long enough...." LOL.
This may not have been your intention, but it made me laugh thinking about it. I sent you a PM, to ask you about your pink/green blobs. I have them on my ST30 and wanted to get your input about them. Mine are very faint at this point, but wondering what to do. I am happy with my ST, as the FBr is gone. Now I am battling the blobs, lol.
For some reason my profile won't accept PMs right now. Totally confused about that as I do allow them...
Actually, I was implying just the opposite!
I know that you returned an S for an ST but I wasn't sure how long / how many hours you've had on the ST. It's fairly well chronicled that plasmas in general, but especially the 2011 Panasonic line, undergoe a change in gamma and panel brightness after the first few hundred hours. I've noticed a significant shift in gamma on my S (as I refuse to believe my previous settings were THAT far off, lol!) and I swear to you my blacks have gotten darker.
As for the green-- I don't know what to tell you. I'm 100% positive that this is a manufacturing flaw and, as such, it's behavior is difficult to predict. My father has had 3 60" STs and they all had the green/pink. His first and third panel still displayed the issue after significant time on the panel (via the color slides). As you know, I've had 2 50S30s and have tested several other displays/stock and they ALL had the flaw. My first set was BAD. My second set was much less noticeable and that's the one I decided to keep.
Now, in my second month of ownership, I can barely see the pink. Let me be clear that the green is still there. The green is a coloration issue in the greyscale and I can prove this by throwing up a greyscale slide (like the first slide on the misc patterns of the avshd709 disc)-- that pattern is striped with green at several spots along the scale and it's mirrored from top to bottom, indicating that the green is visible at very specific values.
Someone over at hidefjunkies suggested that the pink was a thermal issue. Now, I can't say for sure whether the pink is caused by a thermal inequity across the panel or if the thermal issue is an effect of the uniformity but I can confirm that there is a substantial difference in temperature on my panel from the center to the edges. It's easy to feel with your hand but I took a measurement with a digital thermometer and the difference is as much as 20 degrees even shortly after the panel powers up.
Suffice to say, my 2008 plasma has a warm screen and I'm sure the temperature isn't even across it but I'll tell you I've never experienced anything like the 2011 on the 2008.