Originally Posted by voyager6
I purchased a PDP-6010FD about six weeks ago. It replaced a PDP-503CMX that I have had for nearly five years with no issues. During the break-in period (now about 450 hours), I have been pleased and disappointed in the set. I now believe that the set has issues and am asking for advise.
The picture has become increasingly constrasty to the point of losing most facial shadow detail (turns Black). In addition, Flesh tones change from red to brown and back while watching a movie.
A couple of days ago, after a two hour warmup, I put in Video Essentials DVD and set up the contrast, brightness, color and hue. The setting I got for my LG BH100 was significantly off from D-Nice's settings.
The color bars showed me that the tint was very sensitive to brightness and color level. When done, yellow looked great, but red was severely oversaturated.
I put in Spideman 3 and watched the movie. Again, the red was oversaturated, but there were pleasing flesh tones. Halfway through the movie, the picture became contrasty and started to get a green tint. By the end, the picture had significantly changed. I replayed the beginning and the colors did not match what it looked after calibration.
I popped the color bars back on and the settings had changed dramatically. Hue had changed about 20 points, and I had to add six to brightness and readjust color about 8 points.
Now color looked good again and red was not so oversaturated and the settings were very close to what D-Nice had put out. After another 30 minutes, the picture had shifted again, back in the direction where it was first calibrated.
I changed power control energy save from off to '2'. I recalibrated. Over the next two days, I still observe the picture shifting, but slower and not nearly as wildly as when it was at full power.
Using a Kill-A-Watt, I have 119.8 VAC to the set. It is drawing 440 watts with a white screen displayed, and 330 watts when in Energy Save 2.
Because of this, I am suspecting a power supply issue in the set. What do you think? I purchased the set at Best Buy. Should I go through them, or directly to Pioneer? According to Pioneer's web site, the nearest Plasma repair outlet is 50 miles away.