To keep or replace my Panny PD50?

per-Sony-fied

Active Member
I've had an engineers report on the faint flickery line syndrome that afflicts these sets and according to Panasonic it is known particularly with Freeview boxes to exhibit this *fault* but to be within specification! Caused by the 100Hz processing so they say.

Armed with this information do I keep and live with the occasisonal faint flicker every day or move on to something else like the Tosh ZP46? Of which I really can't decide whether this is my cup of tea in the true colour department. It also to me looks less sharp a picture. Maybe a LCD but I think they are still to expensive for a comparable screen size and MUST have component i/p.
 

billystevo

Standard Member
Lets face facts , most of the problems are due to bad bitrate transmissions from sky and freetoview. Whatever telly you buy will not solve this . Save your money and wait till high def tel is normal .
 

per-Sony-fied

Active Member
I'm afraid I've only seen this phenomenon on this Panny Tv I don't think bit rate has anything to do with it. It looks like noise/interference/poor component connection/a dodgy cap. Perfectly fine as Freeview goes on my 5 year old Sony. I've seen Hig def on LCD and it looks awsome. Shame when 625 line transmissions are broadcast the sets don't look to wonderful... this where I think Plasma has definite edge.
 

hossacd

Active Member
I had this slight flicker on my PD30 occur 2 days later the main power supply went on the TV ! Its out of warranty but the poor repair guy is having to replace 25 components in the PSU after advise from Panasonic.
 

per-Sony-fied

Active Member
This sounds like you are saying the TV continued to function with a duff psu and Panasonic are now openly admiting it's a psu fault.
 

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