A Panny plasma issue...Can anyone help?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Dick, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Dick

    Dick Lead Actor

    May 22, 1999
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    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. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Jul 4, 2012
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    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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