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A Panny plasma issue...Can anyone help?

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Dick



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Posted December 07 2013 - 06:43 PM

I have had my Panny 55" TC-P55UT50 for roughly 10 months. It has, other than ghosting issues with a handful of 3-D movies, been a beautiful set with superb deep blacks and striking colors. I absolutely love it and am saddened by the news that Panasonic is shutting down production on its line.


A few days ago I noticed an anomaly that definitely hadn't been there before. A vertical area about two inches wide on the extreme right side of the picture is incrementally darker than the rest of the screen...it looks like a shadow, and at first I thought it was lighting in the room. Then I thought it might be burn-in, so I ran the anti-retention scroll bar about ten times. It isn't going away. I thought it might be from the magnet in the close-by right front speaker, but I was told that wouldn't affect plasma screens (?).


And it's only obvious when there is a bright, solid-color image on that part of the screen. I don't really see it otherwise (although it is surely there), but it's bugging me now, the way a repetitious noise does once you notice it.


Now I am scrambling to find my sales receipt (where the hell is it?), as it may have to be serviced, which would mean losing it for a week or two -- talk about withdrawal from an addiction!


Has anyone else a comparable experience?


Suggestions welcome, with thanks.


P.S. For those of you who celebrate it, have a safe and satisfying holiday season!





#2 of 2 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted December 07 2013 - 06:59 PM

This is a known Panny thing.Things to check first...Ground loopFrequent use of "screen ticker"(like a news channel. Yes those can affect vertical picture)Panny does not consider a faint bar a flaw(neither does Samsung or LG).

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