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Panasonic is a poor TV brand.

Samsung is the best brand for TV's.

Get a Samsung LCD HDTV. They are much more reliabe, have excellent picture quality and motion performance arguably the best out of all LCD's and are more power efficient.

I've had two brand new Samsung 32" LED TVs explode right in front of me. Meanwhile, my Panasonic 37" since 2008 has yet to even sound a pop.
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i also had two samsung tv's one had hideous backlight bleed and a buzzing power supply, the other had a huge green push so everyone looked a tiny bit like aliens.

they are a big company because they bring features, if the by product of a feature means better quality then so be it, i.e OLED screens on smart phones. not hating samsung, there recent success is due to a few simple things: feature set - price - 'enough' quality for most, they hit that perfect ground with their current business model.

Its actually usually the case that panasonic fit higher quality panels to their TV's , an old 32" Panasonic of mine had a genuine 8-bit IPS screen with higher colour gamut where by many other same priced models went with 6-bit dithered, that would of been a costly option. Also it had a large ugly bezel like most panasonics redface.gif but the by product of that was it had awesome sound and bass for an LCD
Edited by Pip Boy - 5/16/13 at 2:43am
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It's just as much of a shame that some of you don't force these manufacturers to follow through. That's all I'm trying to do. As I said, I didn't buy the TV for the DLNA features, but they were paid for nonetheless. For those wondering, this Panasonic has a buzzing sound and an audible fan, but only if you are behind the TV. So, my cat, when he's searching for wires to chew, I'm sure hears it.
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For those wondering, this Panasonic has a buzzing sound and an audible fan, but only if you are behind the TV. So, my cat, when he's searching for wires to chew, I'm sure hears it.

but at least that wasn't advertised as a feature
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You mean "unfortunately", since it would be working as advertised if it were. :-)
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It's just as much of a shame that some of you don't force these manufacturers to follow through. .

I got offered a refund and the next model released didn't have the same problem, perhaps i helped? I just don't know. They couldn't firmware fix as they built their whole 'natural motion' DSP around the flaw. It would take 1080p signal then convert to 1080i. then reconvert it to 1080p and this caused insane interlaced line flicker on stationary flat lines redface.gif

i got my money back.

I agree if its sold to work then it should, but in the large scale of things (and this is my opinion and its a forum for that) DNLA and smart functions are better left to a dedicated box but then again I do like building media pc's and faffing around

So, although this threads light is almost out, my final post on the matter is: try not to post "panasonic are the devil" headlines, just accept that all makes are rolling out so many products all the time that they rarely get finished fully, its not right but its the market.. look at pc software and game patches its the way of the modern world.

sucks man
Edited by Pip Boy - 5/17/13 at 4:06pm
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Panasonic support sucks period. The OP bought a set with features that he can not use and once again they do absolutely nothing to help him.

I just read Panasonic closed their plasma plant down which is a real shame as they made a decent plasma panel.

They really make a competitive product just their support is non existent.
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It's just as much of a shame that some of you don't force these manufacturers to follow through. .

I got offered a refund and the next model released didn't have the same problem, perhaps i helped? I just don't know. They couldn't firmware fix as they built their whole 'natural motion' DSP around the flaw. It would take 1080p signal then convert to 1080i. then reconvert it to 1080p and this caused insane interlaced line flicker on stationary flat lines redface.gif

i got my money back.

I agree if its sold to work then it should, but in the large scale of things (and this is my opinion and its a forum for that) DNLA and smart functions are better left to a dedicated box but then again I do like building media pc's and faffing around

So, although this threads light is almost out, my final post on the matter is: try not to post "panasonic are the devil" headlines, just accept that all makes are rolling out so many products all the time that they rarely get finished fully, its not right but its the market.. look at pc software and game patches its the way of the modern world.

sucks man
Sigh.
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Are you sure they closed there plasma plant down? I don't know if that is true, they have invested a lot of money into there plasma tvs in engineers and patents I doubt they would of done that. If they did and I would be extremely disappointed in them. Maybe I will email one of there people that I met while selling there tv's that controls North American branch. Sharp tv's have extremely good customer support on a side note.
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It's mentioned in the latest issue of Home Theatre so I would assume its true.

Edit: found this http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324081704578234920278808676.html
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