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Comet & Panasonic Widescreen Tv's

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by FoxyMulder, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. FoxyMulder

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    I bought the panasonic widescreen model tx28pl1c1 after reading good reviews, I bought it from comet online, well it had a fault the moment i bought it, this fault is a streaking smearing effect showing black lines etc when using a dvd player through the RGB scart socket, the interesting thing is it ONLY does it when using NTSC region 1 discs region 2 pal is perfect, what has annoyed me is the attitude of comet repair staff who are trying to claim this is normal for NTSC, somethin which i know to be untrue, anyways i'm having to contact trading standards etc to get a new set as the engineers are trying to say theres nothing wrong with the tv and are arrogant in the extreme, can anyone out there advise me ???
     
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    I think certain Panasonic TV's suffer from a Moire effect on NTSC signals. Do a search on this forum for "Panasonic Moire" and you should find that you're not alone. From memory, I think a service engineer might be able to refocus the TV, which may eliminate the problem
     
  3. FoxyMulder

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    this was more a leakage effect like u get with bad scart leads and only with NTSC i'm sure they gave me a shop display model or a returned model, anyways all the scart leads are top knotch so its the tv
     
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    Have you tried unplugging the aerial lead,if you have one,as I think this works?
     
  5. weyland-yutani

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    well, it seems thats a problem a few tv's are having. i'm considering getting the panny.

    foxy: have you noticed any ghosting/crosstalk/background interference when ALL your equipment is connected? and is the picture ok otherwise?

    thanks.
     
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    Hi

    I just got from work today after 3-4 weeks a telephones back and fourth to panasonic about the macrovision problems when using RGB signals. They have even admited the problem and offered me to buy a new tv really cheap or a dvd player from them that doesn´t create this problem. I it is really anying as I have even offerd them to pay extra money to change the tv for something from then. I planned on taking this all the way as I even work in a electronics store but they wont take the tv back as it 2 years old. I am planning on atleast taking them up on the offer of buying new dvd player/recorder and then sell it so I can atleast earn som money on the entire problem situation. But it is not exactly inspiring as a salesperson in a electronics store to get such bad treatment from a company whos products I sell( or used to :)

    I from now do not recomend Pansonic to any customers as their products don´t follow standards and have big problems with simple things like Macrovision(copy protection)

    Kireru
     
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    Hi

    I just got from work today after 3-4 weeks a telephones back and fourth to panasonic about the macrovision problems when using RGB signals. They have even admited the problem and offered me to buy a new tv really cheap or a dvd player from them that doesn´t create this problem. I it is really anying as I have even offerd them to pay extra money to change the tv for something from then. I planned on taking this all the way as I even work in a electronics store but they wont take the tv back as it 2 years old. I am planning on atleast taking them up on the offer of buying new dvd player/recorder and then sell it so I can atleast earn som money on the entire problem situation. But it is not exactly inspiring as a salesperson in a electronics store to get such bad treatment from a company whos products I sell( or used to :)

    I from now do not recomend Pansonic to anyone as their products don´t follow standards and had big problems with simple things like Macrovision(copy protection)

    Kireru
     
  8. dieselglider

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    weyland-yutani
    Member "well, it seems thats a problem a few tv's are having. i'm considering getting the panny."

    If you are considering the tx-28 pl1 as mentioned above, try the currys website before Fri 22nd Nov and get an extra 10% off the special web price of £458. This makes the total price of £412 delivered. I did!
     
  9. shaunthedude

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    the only panny tv that i have seen without the "moire" problem mentioned in the first post is their rear projection models.

    shaun
     

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