"OUTSTANDING picture, THX mode not anything special."4.0 starson by johnjr98
Pros: Great picture, deep blacks, excellent clarity. Smooth motion.
Cons: THX mode overhyped, green line issue that may be Comcast related.
Summary: Did the research, bought this TV especially bc we have a darker room. We were upgrading from a 30" Sony HDTV CRT, and it simply wows me every time it's on.Seems to be a only a problem when watching Comcast with a HDMI cable. Haven't tried component video cables. Will update after trying it with a BR player hopefully after Christmas!
Being a big Star Wars dork, I assumed that THX certified (like my Onkyo receiver) meant an instant seal of quality approval. Maybe it does, but on this TV it's just a custom picture setting. No more, no less. It's a bit dark/green for my taste, unless you're watching a historical documentary or WWII movie.
In addition, there is a thin vertical green line at the far right hand corner of the screen in THX picture mode only. After discussing at length with Panasonic, they think it is a problem between our Comcast Motorola HD box and the TV. Maybe a firmware fix, but that's really the only annoyance. We use a custom mode most of the time anyway. Great TV....
Updated on Dec 13, 2009