Digital Control Board has failed after 30 months of use
21 April 2009
Summary: After owning this TV for 30 months colorless lines from top to bottom appeared on the left side - similar to a bar code. Technician called and they suggested a new Digital Control board. I only need the left side but they are sold in pairs. Cost of parts was $250 and another $150 to install. I was informed that the TV will be "like new" with two new DC boards. I am disappointed that the product has failed but I do like the quality of the HD picture.
Summary: After owning this for the past 8 months i can honestly say that this is a little disappointing. The refresh rate even though it is plasma is slow. Very noticeable when a TV ad appears with white writing on a black background. Suddenly the TV changes the brightness on the white wording to tone it down. The Pictures can also in general get very pixilated.
Summary: Loved the TV initially, brilliant picture, easy to use, looks great, but after 8 months or so the picture started to contain what i can only describe as a purple haze around certain objects. On further investigation it seems there is a software issue with this model (and others) that panasonic have acknowledged that requires an upgrade, which according to some who have had it doesnt always work and can have an even more negative effect.
Pros: looks, picture initially
Cons: Purple haze, or "purple snakes" as is commonly known as
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