Any one experienced this? Accident occurred(falling object off the wall)
hit the glass and cracked it making spider web. Picture is still normal.
When I called two TV repair shops I was told, not worth the trouble
replacing the glass panel. I can claim on my house insurance(never
claimed anything) SWMBO says, buy a bigger new TV. This is 58in.
Panasonic set a few years old. What should I do I am wondering. For new
one I am leaning to LED one this time. Less power consumption, whole lot
lighter than Plasma set.
I went with a Plasma because it is better at viewing from the side. If
your old one is 58, I am guessing you have a large viewing area.
Power usage for Plasma could be a much as 5 times the cost. Even more
if you crank up the eye candy settings.
It's Panasonic, parent company matsuSHITa, if it's more than a week old
they don't want to know about it. I once had to harass matsuSHITa techs
in NJ for two weeks to get some docs on a 3 year old OEM monitor. Ditch
it and get something Korean, LG or Samsung. Both are good, I'm fond of
No, the name of the corporation is Panasonic. Matsushita is no longer.
A lie. I have two Panasonics (both 42"), one is five years old. At three
years, they replaced the power supply, on their dime, including labor for the
tech to drive 100miles (round trip). The warranty was one year, yet they
covered it with little fuss. When I wanted another set, there was no question
that it was going to be a Panasonic.
Since you don't even know the name of the company, or who the "techs" worked
for, the rest of your story is doubtful.
On 7/19/2012 1:12 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Actually, Matsushita _was_ Panasonic originally (from 1918 roughly?)
altho setup as different brand names. In 2008 Matsushita retired the
founder's name in favor of Panasonic and essentially reorganized/renamed
the company dropping Matsushita.
SANYO became a subsidiary in 2009.
I'm not sure about but a quick look doesn't show
Quasar/Techniques/others as subsidiaries...a more than thorough
recounting is available at
That's not right either. The link below doesn't say what you think it does.
The *company* goes back to 1918 but the "Panasonic" name dates only back to
the '50s. It was known as "National" before that but they couldn't use the
name in the US (there was already a "National Radio") so came up with the
"Panasonic" (Pan-American-Sound, or some such) brand.
Yes, it was started/run by a relative (cousin, IIRC) and absorbed, as you say.
I think the Wikipedia article goes into some more detail but I haven't looked
it up in a while.
Matsushita is no longer used as a corporate name. The name was dropped
around 2008. The company uses Panasonic as the corporate parent name
Panasonic is a very trustworthy name so that's why they changed the
name. Plamsa TVs are a Panasonic strength.
Does SFB means shit for brains? It used to in the old IRC days. Because
if it does, you may want to retract that on this particular issue.
A very recent name change does not in any way mean that matsuSHITa was
not indeed the parent company of Panasonic. As for Panasonic quality, I
spent far too many years having to use their garbage and having it fail
right out of the factory sealed box to consider it remotely trustworthy.
Why did you use the term SFB in this thread? SFB usually means shit for
brains. Why did you call somebody SFB when they were posting correct
If your use of SFB did not stand for shit for brains then what was your
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