Update on my "blob journey". I got a call today from the tech that will be coming out to apply the Panasonic-prescribed "fix" to the yellow blob issue (tomorrow morning). As many of you know, that consists of changing the VSUS from Low to High, and then increasing the Blue Drive. I discussed this approach with the technician and asked the following:
Q: Have you done this service on any other Panasonic plasma panels?
A: No I haven't, but it looks pretty straightforward.
Q: My panel has been professionally calibrated. Won't the increase in blue drive have a direct effect on my grayscale and change the overall picture off my calibration specs?
A: Not sure. I suppose, but I don't know anything about calibrating TV's. In fact, when I go into Best Buy and they show me two sets, one calibrated and one not, I always pick the uncalibrated one as the better picture.
Q: If we determine that we the Panasonic fix is unacceptable, can you return it to how it was before your changes?
A: I can return it to factory specs and you will have to recalibrate it.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm a little scared to have this particular technician working on my set and then ultimately communicating back to Panasonic on the results. I'd love to get your thoughts.
I wouldn't let this guy touch my TV, I would explain the standard outcome for this panel defect is a replacement part # TC-P""VT60-EX (exchange TV) and screwing up the white balance is an unacceptable halfed a'** band-aid attempt that I am not dumb enough to accept, especially since I paid good money for a calibration!
Call Panasonic and complain, explain that you know others with the same defect and the final outcome, also explain this to the lost "serviceman" Well thats what I would of done, I have a low threshold for dealing with BS.
Good luck and hope you have a VT60 replacement in your future.