Originally Posted by iGREASE
Nope the TV is in my room and only I use it.
Time to put in a warranty call. I think your panel has a problem and it's a manufacturing defect.
Too many of us have great blacks A or B models for yours to be the norm.
People,have to reliaze there is no such thing as 100% perfect in large scale manufacturing. There is always going to be a percentage of failure.
Now that percentage can be hig or low depending on quality control.
The other factor is how the manufacture handles here issues in warranty when they happen.
It's more problematic with TV's as they use capacitors which if cheaply made as some are in China and work fine initially. Though they fail at a higher rate and shorter time than well made quailty capacitors.
The capacitor comment is merely an example of modern issues and not describing Igrease's issue.
Indeed Panasonic suffered from manufacturing issues i.e. Cheap components that fail prematurely during the final days of there Plasma production. I am a victim of that 2.5 years in and a component failure out of warranty.
I did not got get extended warranty. It was not worth spending the money to fix the TV . Unless I wanted to put it on a workbench and solder in a $5 IC myself.
All that to maybe bring its value up slightly, say $300-350.
Yup bought the Samsung and called it a day.
I ramble though, Seriously Igrease just make the warranty call in the end you will be happy with the results as you will have great blacks and be amazed. IMO