I have a Panny 50ST30, purchased in late Arpil which is suffering from what I consider to be horrific IR. Static menus or images that are onscreen for even very brief periods are leaving ghost images that are visible for ahwile on any subsequent dark areas of the screen, more prominent on the right side than the left. It is painfully obvious when the screen goes blank between program changes. At times, on the right side of the screen, there is an area that seems to be a bit lighter than the other area. It's kind of a splotch, irregularly shaped. I no longer have anything resembling deep blacks on these screens or rolling credit screens. The ghosting creates a dingy uneven caste over the panel. Some of the ghosting will dissapate but can take a fair amount of time. I took care during the set's initial use to watch at full screen with modest brightness and contrast. I have had the A-board replaced twice, the first for an HDMI input problem and the second for what I felt was serious panel problem (illuminated pixel lines on the edges of the screen when usuing HD Size 2 and a brightness over 54-55). That was never resolved and I had a terrible experience with Panasonic on the issue when they refused to deal with it further. My question now is that, given the high dgree of IR that I am seeing, would another call to Panasonic be advisable? What I'm concerned about is that, even though the IR appears to be a separate issue for the one that they wouldn't deal with, I'm going to get blown off by them (the communications did get pretty testy on the older issue). I don't know if they will acknowldge the IR as anything but a "normal working condition" or try to blame me for using the set "improperly". Any thoughts would be appreciated.
post #3421 of 4830
12/29/11 at 10:34am