Originally Posted by sage11x
To me, fix means it's FIXED-- as in, it don't happen no more.
Again, nobody in the know is saying it was fixed so i don't see why you're persisting. Greatly reduced yes, fixed no. I've spent hours watching one friend's ST30 (Sept build) and didn't see one instance of FBr. That's not to say it won't happen when watching certain content but i was waiting for it and he's been living with TV for over a few months now and says he hasn't noticed any such behavior even though he knows about the issue and pretty much knows what to look for.
Let me use this example: say you take your car in to get it repaired-- let's say you're getting new brakes-- and when your mechanic returns the car to you the next day you notice that he only fixed ONE SIDE... Lol! Now, your mechanic uses THAT definition of "fixed" and explains that he did repair the one side and points out that the car stops a lot better with one good brake than none!
Your car analogy is over-the-top and not even close to being equitable with the FBr issue. Having brakes on only one side would be obvious as soon as the car is driven out of the service bay and it would be completely undriveable.
A better car analogy is you have a good German sports sedan that normally drives fantastic and runs smoothly, but while driving in certain conditions the engine randomly stumbles here and there and takes you by surprise. The car maker identifies the problem and flashes the firmware on the engine management computer which greatly reduces the frequency and the severity of the stumble to the point that it's now almost a non-issue. Not quite fixed, but is now a lot less intrusive and less frequent.
No, sorry, fbr hasn't been fixed. My suggestion to owners or prospective buyers of 2011 sets is learn to live with it or buy something else.
What about the vast majority of owners of 2011 Pannys that are not seeing FBr at all? Should they have bought something else? Like maybe a Sammy with the brightness pops? Or LG Plasma with poor black levels that are there constantly? Or maybe downgrade to an LCD?
It's 2012 now so any issues still kicking around are just that: issues. Not defects.
So you're already condemning the new 2012 models based on an issue that was present on some of last year's units?