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Something you ought to know!

10-29-2009, 03:11 AM
We have had our Panasonic TH58PZ800U for about 4 months. We rate it five stars for the best reasons listed here by other reviewers. However there is one thing that is very important: YOU MUST PLUG IT DIRECTLY INTO A WALL SOCKET. We had purchased a Monster surge protector/power stabilizer, the top of the line, and upon startup of the television the TV would just make a clicking sound and not start. We contacted Panasonic, and after about a week of pressure they sent a local technician and he diagnosed, by osmosis, that it would have to be the power board that was bad. He didn't open the TV up. About a week later he came and replaced the power board Panasonic had sent. This did not solve the problem. He then said that if it was not that board it must be the other one since there are only two main boards in there. About three-and-a-half weeks later he showed up with the next power board. opened up it's box, said there was no way it could fix the TV, and left. I became angry. After about three days of calls the Panasonic Service Rep in the area called me and we talked. He immediately asked how I had the TV plugged in. I told him it was plugged into a Monster surge protector. He asked what the amp rating was on it and what the amp requirement was on the television. He told me that the initial startup required more current than the Monster could supply so plug it directly into the wall. Lo-and-behold -- NO PROBLEMS! -- So, again, you must plug it directly into a wall socket. I hope this helps others who may hear the infamous clicking sound over and over again upon startup.

10-29-2009, 06:04 AM
Monster power supplies/strips/centers have caused numerous problems for many. Poor products to say the least.

10-29-2009, 07:11 AM
But, but, but its a Monster Brand....best thing ever!