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Old 01-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins View Post
I'd be very wary of buying any Panasonic plasma right now. Their 2009 line of plasmas would have their black level halve itself after about 500 hours of usage. Without a significant adjustment in QC, caveat emptor.
I've read this. I've also read where aside from some AVForums that most people are not having this problem or if they are they don't notice the difference.

We've logged over 500 hours and have noticed NO decrease in blacks or anything which remotely resembles what the hysteria described. I think some people got defective units. Knock on wood, we were not one of them. Panasonic should address those who did. Unfortunately, their mismanagement of the situation caused what looked like isolated problems to appear to be widespread.

I would not hesitate to recommend Panasonic. We just bought our third. We did buy extended warranties just in case. But then I would buy it for any brand.
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