Do Not Ever Buy a Panasonic TV

A few years back, I bought a Panasonic PT-50LC13, which was, at the time, a great LCD rear projection TV.  Well, it turned out the TV was laden with defects, most notably that the set would not regulate voltage properly, resulting in constant lamp blowouts.  This problem could not be repaired, it was a fundamental defect.  Thousands of others had the same problem, resulting in a class-action lawsuit.  I wrote about my experience here.  The real problem for me was that in the end, Panasonic would not stand behind their product, even after I asked, and I was left with a $3000 brick.  I vowed never again to buy a Panasonic TV, and I’ve told all my friends the same.

Now, it seems history is repeating itself.  I recently saw an article, here, Panasonic G10 plasmas have a problem with voltage adjustments which affect the black levels on the sets.  Here is my advice to all of you who have been screwed:

1. get as much as you can via the class action lawsuit that is now in place.  If you can get a credit, do so, and buy a tv.

2. sell your tv as fast as you can.  if you get a new tv from Panny, sell that too.

3. Never buy another Panasonic TV again.  I have since bought a Samsung Plasma, and could not be happier.

Take it from my experience, cutting your losses now will pay huge dividends to your psyche down the road.

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