It seems to be accepted that the PD30 is a great TV but does have big quality problems. You either get a good one or a terrible one - this is simply crazy. My suggestion is to arrange to visit to the factory where these are made to try and find out what is happening. I am not suggesting the visit should be negative but simply a fact finding mission and it could help a number of us understand what is happening or at least the chance to see these TV's being made and give Panasonic a chance to respond to the several hundred threads about this TV. A visit on mass would be inappropriate and I suggest a small number or maybe a Moderator could represent us all.