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Flickering pixel?

Guitarwolf
12-11-2010, 03:24 PM
This is my third P42G25 from Amazon and yet again another problem. There is a flickering pixel. What causes this? Will it go away? Should I get this set replaced yet again?

Thanks again guys. I'm on the verge of just getting a complete refund and grabbing something completely different.

kharaa
12-11-2010, 03:28 PM
three sets in a row? wow. If you get one more, i think you're entitled to hate on panasonic like PFC5 does LG. ;)

Okay, all joking aside.


I think you have to get it replaced, I don't know if to tell you to get it exchanged, or go with a different model, either there is a bad batch of G25's out (i've seen like 5 topics in the last month) or you are just terribly unlucky. My dad has one from September and it's still working fine.

I don't think this is a specific way to handle that pixel, you could try having someone come out to look at it, and get their expertize on it first, or you can just say screw it, and send it back.

Guitarwolf
12-11-2010, 03:36 PM
three sets in a row? wow. If you get one more, i think you're entitled to hate on panasonic like PFC5 does LG. ;)

Okay, all joking aside.


I think you have to get it replaced, I don't know if to tell you to get it exchanged, or go with a different model, either there is a bad batch of G25's out (i've seen like 5 topics in the last month) or you are just terribly unlucky. My dad has one from September and it's still working fine.

I don't think this is a specific way to handle that pixel, you could try having someone come out to look at it, and get their expertize on it first, or you can just say screw it, and send it back.

Nothing but problems for me with Panasonic, could be bad luck but this is a bit goofy. Time to call Amazon and get yet another replacement.. This is getting exhausting to be honest. Thank you for the reply though.

PhilipC
12-11-2010, 05:00 PM
This is my third P42G25 from Amazon and yet again another problem. There is a flickering pixel. What causes this? Will it go away? Should I get this set replaced yet again?

Thanks again guys. I'm on the verge of just getting a complete refund and grabbing something completely different.Wow your on third.
If in your shoes I would go with different brand.


When it comes to bad pixels I replaced my G20 a couple days ago due to 3 of them that flickered green.

MxM22
12-11-2010, 08:48 PM
I'm waiting on my 2nd 42G25 from amazon.... =/

neoshredder27
12-11-2010, 11:31 PM
My tv's still working fine. Still I think the PQ could be better. There shouldn't be grain and SD looks pretty bad. This tv is definitely best for 1080p. Even 720p doesn't look as great as it could. Of course some of that might have to do with poor camera work. South Park looks amazing in HD. lol

PhilipC
12-11-2010, 11:51 PM
My tv's still working fine. Still I think the PQ could be better. There shouldn't be grain and SD looks pretty bad. This tv is definitely best for 1080p. Even 720p doesn't look as great as it could. Of course some of that might have to do with poor camera work. South Park looks amazing in HD. lol
I'm not getting any grain on mine everything pretty smooth thus far on quality content....SD & HD using THX.
I set DTV box to 720p ,made Aspect adjustment to HD Size 1 & increased video noise reduction to medium for more clean up.
Oh I decreased sharpness down to 25% as well

kharaa
12-12-2010, 02:36 AM
My tv's still working fine. Still I think the PQ could be better. There shouldn't be grain and SD looks pretty bad. This tv is definitely best for 1080p. Even 720p doesn't look as great as it could. Of course some of that might have to do with poor camera work. South Park looks amazing in HD. lol

I think in cnet's review of the G25, they stated it was the worst standard def performer they had tested.

PFC5
12-12-2010, 04:54 AM
Unless they reduced PQ from my 2008 model I doubt it is that bad on the 2010 models. With SD it is more a matter of the source signal. Some of my digital SD channels look so good they damn near equal a SD DVD. Then some analog SD channels look like hell.

Guitarwolf
12-12-2010, 11:03 AM
It might be just me but I could really care less about SD. I got this TV for HD. SD all looks mostly the same to me on all sets.

neoshredder27
12-12-2010, 12:01 PM
It might be just me but I could really care less about SD. I got this TV for HD. SD all looks mostly the same to me on all sets.
True but I wasn't that impressed with NBA Basketball on ESPN. I believe that is a 720p channel. Maybe the broadcast was poor. Picture looked grayish. I see other channels where you get true blacks so I doubt it is rising blacks.

PFC5
12-12-2010, 02:41 PM
True but I wasn't that impressed with NBA Basketball on ESPN. I believe that is a 720p channel. Maybe the broadcast was poor. Picture looked grayish. I see other channels where you get true blacks so I doubt it is rising blacks.

You are right. It is not rising blacks because of what you saw on ESPN. ESPN is probably the worst HD channel for many of their broadcasts. Each one can vary widely, and they often times just scaling a SD signal on the HD channel. So that is likely what you saw. It is not the 720p, but that they upscaled a SD source. Try watching basketball on TNTHD and you will see the difference of what real HD basketball looks like.