Originally Posted by ispeck
So my 55GT50 should be arriving tomorrow and I'm stoked.
I'm upgrading from my trusty 7 year old Panny 50 inch PX600U plasma that has been a real soldier for me.
Only within the last month have I noticed the ESPN logo sticking in the bottom right portion of the screen...but this is after YEARS and countless hours of watching TV. This thing doesn't have a pixel orbiter or a screen wipe function so it is what it is until it goes away through normal watching (if ever)
I am hooking the GT up to an HTPC that I watch TV from through on an HD homerun Prime and play a good amount of games with as well. Hoping the newer panels really are more IR resistant than the complaints seem to say since there will be static images on my screen from sports, ESPN, games and PC browsing.
I'm a little concerned with a new review that just went up on Amazon about this TV that says the following:
"started to notice what seemed like random Popup Ads when I adjusted the volume.
So I start to research the issue, and am finding out that THERE USED TO BE a way to disable the pop ups, but through software updates, Panansonic has blocked the disable. Further research indicates the longer you own the TV, the more Ad software Panasonic feeds down to your television (ie in the App section), none of it can be blocked or removed.
Just to be sure, I called Panasonic Tech Support, who kindly explained, 'on some of our TVs, the Ads cannot be removed'. Apparently not on the premium GT50."
has the ability to block the banner ads been removed in a newer firmware?
can anyone comment?
that would be a total deal breaker for me