PMCv1/v2 History

This timeline captures major historical points in the Panasonic Plasma Rising Blacks problem and the currently known solution, as well as PMCv1 and PMCv2 development milestones.  (If you find any errors or omissions in this timeline, please let me know.)

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2009

31 Aug 2009 - Panasonic Plasma Black Level Reported at AVS Forum

2010

10 Feb 2010 - Panasonic Admits Black Level Rise
2 Mar 2010 - CNET Weighs In on MLL Issue
13 Jun 2010 - sonic_blue Attempts Pot Adjustment

2012

12 Aug 2012 - clktmr Reports I2C Fix

2013

5 May 2013 - MARKONE Confirms I2C Fix
5-13 Jun 2013 - mironto and audiodane Discuss Solutions
7 Jul 2013 - mironto Reports I2C Success (PMCv1 Foundation)
3 Aug 2013 - mironto Launches DIY Website
20 Aug 2013 - PMCv1 Development Blog Started
22 Aug 2013 - PMCv1 Development Parts Ordered
25 Aug 2013 - PMCv1 Preliminary Investigation Begun
4 Sep 2013 - PMCv1 Development Parts Arrive
9 Sep 2013 - PMCv1 Undo Function Added
26 Sep 2013 - PMCv1 Basic Functionality Working
4 Oct 2013 - PMCv1 Initial Connector Decision
6 Oct 2013 - PMCv1 Connected to TV for First Time
16 Oct 2013 - PMCv1 Primary Functionality Completed
17 Oct 2013 - PMCv1 Critical Timing Determined
28 Oct 2013 - PMCv1 Connector Problems

2014

9 Jan 2014 - PMCv1 Preliminary Model List Released
20 Jan 2014 - PMCv1 Custom PCB Design Decision
28 Jan 2014 - PMCv1 Custom PCB Submitted for Quote
18 Feb 2014 - PMCv1 Preliminary Pricing Announced
3 Mar 2014 - PMCv1 Work Slows Dramatically
15 Apr 2014 - PMCv1 Initial Production Quantity Set
5 May 2014 - PMCv1 Scale Cutout Revealed
16 Jun 2014 - PMCv1 Initial Production Order Placed
8 Jul 2014 - First Production Run of PMCv1's Received
20 Jul 2014 - First Articles Approved
20 Aug 2014 - The Day the Earth Stood Still
19 Sep 2014 - First Test Platform Created
23 Sep 2014 - First 18 PMCv1 Units Tested
29 Sep 2014 - 86 PMCv1 Units Ready for Programming
4 Oct 2014 - Loss of a True Friend
10 Oct 2014 - PMCv1 Begin First Sales
13 Oct 2014 - First Shipments
2 Nov 2014 - PMCv1 Initial Production Run Sold Out
8 Dec 2014 - PMCv2 Preorders Begin

2015

23 Feb 2015 - PMCv2 Devices Begin Shipping
27 Feb 2015 - PMCv2 Sales Begin on eBay
28 Feb 2015 - Possible Incompatibility with Gx2x
25 Apr 2015 - PMCv1/v2 Software v2.2 Released
26 Mar 2015 - Shipments to Canada via PayPal
31 Aug 2015 - PMCv2 Price Reduced

2017

9 May 2017 - PMCv1/v2 Sold Out
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