"The Green Invasion"3.0 starson by jbertani
Pros: Picture quality is awesome with STRONG HD programs (ie...the Super Bowl)
Cons: Green, green, & more green
Summary: I'm a HUGE Panasonic fan & have been for long time. I choose Panasonic pretty much whenever they make whatever product I'm after simply b/c of past experience and satisfaction. Satisfaction is is not the case with this TV. This is my first ever product review b/c I feel strongly enough that something needs to be said (plus my wife doesn't want to hear about it any more!)I thought I set up my comments as reply to SColeman's review but, apparently it is its own posting. I have also noticed that carlosclasson has a posting about 'green' problems too.
The originator of this post (SColeman41) is 100% accurate. The first TC-P54G10 I brought home from the store I discovered, after I opened the box, was a used one (probably returned b/c the previous owner saw too much GREEN!) The store said keep it while we track down a new and get it to you. I had it for a week & was constantly messing with the picture settings and hoping TV 2 would not have these 'green' problems. I even read this posting from SColeman41 & hoped their experience and my first experience were unique like other readers are indicating.
TV2 arrived. Same problem. I have an almost 9 year old Panasonic 47" HD Projection TV that I never had to mess with the picture settings EVER until a year ago when the brightness started going out. I also have a brand new Panasonic TC-L32X1 TV. It does not have this 'green' problem My Grandfather just bought a TC-P50G15. No 'green' for him. The absolutely BRILLIANT (in just standard mode) picture quality of his TC-P50G15 and a Panasonic representative telling me the G10's and G15's are the same TV's except the G15's are in a slimmer, and all black, casing are what determined me to get the TC-P54G10. I assumed great picture like Grandpa's and a 4" inch bigger screen. Half that assumption was correct.
I called Panasonic. They sent out a repair technician to install a firmware update that is supposedly different than the one available for download when you have the TV connected to the internet. The Technician could not get the update to install. 5 days later they came and picked up the TV to take in for repairs. They left a loaner TV. It was a Panasonic TH-42PX60U. Smaller TV and only 720p BUT for the week I had it I never once took the picture settings off of standard mode and I just HOPED that color tones would look as good on mine when I got it back.
Got it back today.....No different than when it left a week ago except a load of finger prints and some scratches that I'm not too happy about. The diagnosis was that the firmware was corrupt so they reinstalled the firmware.
Now the TV is just past 30 days old and can't be returned (or I would).
Is it possible that SColeman41 and I are more meticulous than others? Possibly. But I don't seem to have to make constant adjustments on other TV's. When you pay this much for a TV you should be able to just sit and enjoy it, not constantly wonder how you can tweak the picture.
Updated on Mar 10, 2010