Apparently cnet has discovered that Panasonic has purposefully programmed the black levels to diminish over time. This means that folks who bought gorgeous TV's like the G10 and the V10 for around $2 or more, are stuck with less than stellar levels after 1200-1500 hours. However, Panasonic advertises "infinite black" and a 100,00 hour panel life.
When I click on the v10 review on this site, it takes me to the panasonic site. What's going on? Is this part of planned obsolescence? How prevalent is the problem?
Should one still look at Panasonic plasmas? or should one buy a competitor's model at half price? Do you guys still stand by your reviews?