No. Sadly, I wasn't looking for a tv when it was released, so didn't even pay much attention to tvs then. I bet my dad happened to come across one, but wouldn't have looked much at plasmas.
Basically, I'm about tot he point where I have to give up finding another one unless one comes up which is a good deal and I can somehow tell it's proper. I didn't PLAN on spending so much on this second one. I only planned on getting one for around $1,000, but I got my hopes up that this second one would be so magical. lol
I have tp spend more time and concern with how even these elites hurt my head so much. That is my main problem to figure out.
I may never have another tv that doesn't hurt my head and really now even going back to my old LCD would hurt it somewhat. And no doctors knew any reason for it. Just now I watched two movies in darkness other than the bias lighting and it tore my head all up by the end. But when I turned a lot of light back on after watching them, it feels a little better. So, as I figured all along, it's related in some ay to light and maybe because I spent years watching vivid LCD settings. I think my head eneds a brighter picture, too.
Now I'll see how my head is doing over the next day because USUALLY it will NEVER heal. Let's say I decided to not look at any screen now. I would have to go DAYS and maybe even a week before it would heal itself. It's not just hurting WHILE watching movies. It does something which won't heal. I kept the elite because it bothers it LESS than the Panasonic, but it still bothers me a ton. The ST50 just crushed my head so bad I couldn't even make it through one movie without my head making me feel horrible.
Anyway, so I just have to consider the black level not so important, but really I may end up trying the voltage tweaks because whether it hurts my head or not, I still want the picture at its best for when I do watch it. But buying tv after tv will do no good. So I guess I just can't risk another purchase unless somehow I can see in person, but even then it could be fine at firast and then the level rise like these others!
Unbelievable it's been this much trouble just to get a tv. Tons of suffering and then the black level issue. lol
I forget if I posted this publicly, but a calibrator told me he tried the voltage tweaks after he read the service manual and it did not change the customer's red tint issue whatsoever. So I am still not so hopeful.