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Zebedee18's Avatar Zebedee18
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03-27-2010 | Posts: 4
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Hello, I'm new to this forum, and have tried to search for other threads dealing with this model, but haven't seen any. I bought this TV refurbished a year and a half ago, and have always dealt with image retention issues, though it seems to get worse. After playing on my Playstation3 for about 40 minutes or so, bright effects tend to get very distorted (overly bright and flickery.) If I open and close the menu, the image retains on some of the brighter parts of the screen. Is this a common problem? Any help would be appreciated.

Here are some examples. When playing Final Fantasy 13, when I first start playing or in non well lit areas, the character looks like this:



But after a while, light effects get distorted, like this:



I can't get a clear shot of the image retention since its flickery and fades away sometimes after a few seconds. Any help would be appreciated!
Zebedee18's Avatar Zebedee18
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03-28-2010 | Posts: 4
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Bump, any suggestions at all?
surap's Avatar surap
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03-28-2010 | Posts: 954
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It happens with other videogame to? If it is problem with just this title, there is probably nothing wrong with your television.
Zebedee18's Avatar Zebedee18
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03-28-2010 | Posts: 4
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It happens with other videogames too, and it still occurs after I switch to TV from HDMI. I can notice it after about 45 minutes of anything (most movies, etc.)
Zebedee18's Avatar Zebedee18
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03-28-2010 | Posts: 4
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One last bump. Any ideas at all before I call a repairman?
madisonman's Avatar madisonman
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01-20-2013 | Posts: 1
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My 37 inch is doing the same thing. Did you ever find out what part went bad?
Thanks
Steve
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