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Does your 2011 Panasonic Plasma suffer from the green "blob" issue?

Has your Panasonic Plasma got the green blobs?


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AVF Jay

Banned
I thought I'd start a poll to get a rough idea of how many panasonic sets have suffered from the "dreaded blob".

Obviously this won't be an accurate representation of how many have actually been affected all over, but it will help give a rough idea.

In my mind if for example over 90% of people on this forum have suffered from it then I'd say it might not be a good sign (unless it's just those that have suffered that vote :laugh:)

Anyway have you suffered from the green blob? Discussion of the issue can be found here:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plas...-fault-panasonic-vt30-gt30-st30-part-2-a.html
 
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MultiRoom

Prominent Member
Shouldn't you specify that this is for owners of the GT/VT30?

I thought the green blob was only a fault on this years model.
 

AVF Jay

Banned
Shouldn't you specify that this is for owners of the GT/VT30?

I thought the green blob was only a fault on this years model.

Well other sets are affected such as the ST30.

I assumed most people on here would know I was referring to this years model.

Although older sets have suffered from green tint issues.

I know people are probably sick of hearing about it, and there are countless threads on this subject (I've added yet another one :facepalm:) but it was just to get a rough idea on the "issues"

It seems like the majority of people are complaining about it, but then again most people post on forums when they have a problem or want to moan.

Very rare will you get someone randomly join a forum to say "Hey my set is lovely", but I'd bet my life that if Bob comes across a problem he'll join a forum to moan about it.
 

hillster

Established Member
Yes, my original GT30 and replacement both have it. The replacement slightly less though.
 

jimmya200

Prominent Member
I think this is a good poll, because if what Panasonic are saying about power restrictions is correct them everyone should be voting yes. If the vote is split then the possibility of uneven phosphors or something else is more likely the cause.
 

AVF Jay

Banned
Just an update, obviously not official by any means but i placed an order today and voiced my concerns to sound and vision about the green blobs problem.

Straight away they knew of it and have told me this was due to a bad batch, so obviously those that had a problem and then exchanged their sets were simply exchanging for another from the bad batch.

I have been told that the issue has been resolved now, but then again they are selling me a tv, they obviously won't turn around and say "ah yes green blobs, they all have that problem" :laugh:

And it's odd panasonic have acknowledged the problem and given the power as a reason, wouldn't a better response have been to say a small minority of sets were affected.

Ah well time will tell....
 
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jimmya200

Prominent Member
brembo said:
Just an update, obviously not official by any means but i placed an order today and voiced my concerns to sound and vision about the green blobs problem.

Straight away they knew of it and have told me this was due to a bad batch, so obviously those that had a problem and then exchanged their sets were simply exchanging for another from the bad batch.

I have been told that the issue has been resolved now, but then again they are selling me a tv, they obviously won't turn around and say "ah yes green blobs, they all have that problem" lol.

And it's odd panasonic have acknowledged the problem and given the power as a reason, wouldn't a better response have been to say a small minority of sets were affected.

Ah well time will tell....

I would love that to be the case but, my first two set were serial numbers starting with 13. I made sure the third had the latest number, which was 16. I still have a green blob. Unless its a really large batch that affected!
 

AVF Jay

Banned
I would love that to be the case but, my first two set were serial numbers starting with 13. I made sure the third had the latest number, which was 16. I still have a green blob. Unless its a really large batch that affected!

What confuses me the most is Panasonics response.

By saying it's a power issue they are basically saying EVERY set is affected.

Normally from my experience manufacturers often either say "It's the first they know of the issue" or "Only a small minority of sets were affected"

Going back to what I've been told, it's put my mind at rest a bit, but obviously I can see why I've been told that, they weren't likely to tell me all sets are still affected as their job is to sell tvs.

I guess Panasonic can't say a small batch of tvs had an issue, as then owners of that batch would then demand replacements.

I just feel the power response hasn't helped things either.

While the whole green issue hasn't put me off buying a tv, if my tv suffers from it I certainly won't be replacing it, I'll get a refund and either make do with what I have or try a Samsung.
 

slc79

Established Member
I voted yes, since I did find the blobs also on my new one. Serial number FB-162xxxx. While having observed them, they're not so far intrusive when viewing tv. I will keep updating if the blob worsens.

My previous set was a FB-14xxxxx, had VERY visible green blobs and had panel replaced once, and just as bad when I got it back.
 

Scooby2000

Distinguished Member
There is already a dedicated thread on this issue, whilst a poll is a good idea can we just use this as it is intended and not turn it into another discussion thread. If this becomes another thread discussing the issue it will be merged into the existing thread.http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1545348-green-tinge-fault-panasonic-vt30-gt30-st30-part-2-a.html

Id suggest poeple simply post the model of there set and first digits of the serial number. Id also change the title of the thread to something like 'Do you have the green blob/splodge issue on your 2011 Panasonic?' Please dont forget these threads are read by non members too. OP maybe also add a link to the existing thread on the issue in your initial post for those that arent aware of it.:)

To add, my 46" GT30 with serial no starting 13 doesn't have the issue, so a no vote from me.:)
 
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MartinCollinson

Established Member
Just an update, obviously not official by any means but i placed an order today and voiced my concerns to sound and vision about the green blobs problem.

Straight away they knew of it and have told me this was due to a bad batch, so obviously those that had a problem and then exchanged their sets were simply exchanging for another from the bad batch.

I have been told that the issue has been resolved now, but then again they are selling me a tv, they obviously won't turn around and say "ah yes green blobs, they all have that problem" :laugh: ..

Funnily enough I splashed out on a Sony 55HX923 this week and asked the chap in the Sony Store I was talking to about the crease issue which has been one of the major quality issues with this panel. He gave me the 'bad batch, everything is sorted now' story as well.

To be fair to him the feedback on the Sony does seem to be that the crease issue has been dealt with, or at least substantially reduced but it still seems that "it's a bad batch" is AV sales 101 to deal with any customer enquiry about reported faults or issues.

When you are spending 2K plus on a TV you should be able to do so without crossing your fingers you don't have a chronic quality issue.
 

Scooby2000

Distinguished Member
I've amended the title, I can't amend the poll title though, can you do that?

Do you want it to be for two issues? the green tinge is different to the blobs/splodges. The existing threads title is a bit confusing it was made when the issues first became apparent, the tint effects most sets I think but can be calibrated out unlike the splodges.
I know I dont have the splodges but may have had the tint by a very small amount when I first had my set. Ive seen the tint clearly on a set when I was looking to buy months ago too, but cant remember seeing the splodges.
Im happy having the thread as you like, I just didnt want a duplicate thread. Good job on the title.:)
 

MultiRoom

Prominent Member
Do you want it to be for two issues? the green tinge is different to the blobs/splodges. The existing threads title is a bit confusing it was made when the issues first became apparent, the tint effects most sets I think but can be calibrated out unlike the splodges.
I know I dont have the splodges but may have had the tint by a very small amount when I first had my set. Ive seen the tint clearly on a set when I was looking to buy months ago too, but cant remember seeing the splodges.
Im happy having the thread as you like, I just didnt want a duplicate thread. Good job on the title.:)

I have to admit, I always thought they were the same.

Having had 3 VT30s now, with varying levels of the fault, I thought the difference between tint and splodge was simply the area of the screen it covered. The tinge affecting 1/3 or 1/2 (or less) of the screen area, blobs being isolated islands of green tinge in seemingly random areas of the screen.

The problem with calibrating either of these two issues out leads to the same end result, unaffected white areas become tinged with pink.
 

jimmya200

Prominent Member
MultiRoom said:
I have to admit, I always thought they were the same.

Having had 3 VT30s now, with varying levels of the fault, I thought the difference between tint and splodge was simply the area of the screen it covered. The tinge affecting 1/3 or 1/2 (or less) of the screen area, blobs being isolated islands of green tinge in seemingly random areas of the screen.

The problem with calibrating either of these two issues out leads to the same end result, unaffected white areas become tinged with pink.

That's right, I would love to get mine calibrated but don't want to waste the money as I have the green tinge/blob. (it covers part of my screen)
 

kingkarl

Distinguished Member
:smashin:No green blobs for me 65VT30
 

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