Originally Posted by ipoop2much
Got a 65vt50 a week ago and tried some gaming today. Madden 13 on Ps3 only one 6 minute quarter and afterwards checked for ir.
What method did you use to see the IR?
To my dismay the hud screen where the score is displayed remained imprinted on my screen. I was able to clear it with about half an hour worth of scrolling.
If you had gone on to watch regular programming, or maybe a movie with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (16x9), you would have never found any IR.
But it still troubles me. It is a December 2012 build and was wondering if anyone has this same issue?
Yes, other plasma owners have reacted in ways very similar to you. It has nothing to do with the individual plasma display. The secret to contentment with a plasma display is to have viewing habits that include a wide range of source material, and to avoid long periods
of time where the same fixed image is constantly on the screen in the same spot.
Does it get less prone to ir after a while?
The phosphors that make the colors age as they do their job. With age your display loses brightness and has less phosphors to burn. The fastest burn rate is when a panel is new. I think the standard for newer models is to lose half their brightness after 100,000 hours on average. Of course every few years you can adjust the contrast and brightness controls with a calibration disk like Disney's WoW, and you will never notice the gradual loss of brightness.
I am a gamer and my kids like to watch Nickelodeon with its static logo and I'm worried my panel might be especially sensitive to ir.
If you do nothing but gaming and Nickelodeon, then I would say that plasma might not be for you. If you set limits on how much your kids get to watch TV, and on how many hours you're gaming, and you watch a lot of other kinds of material, then I think you will be fine.
Should I return and exchange my set? Please help.
Maybe. But you should analyze your viewing habits first, and check out the pros and cons of edge lit LED LCD displays. Second, you shouldn't ask that question in a forum like this one unless you think your display is broken. Your display is fine, and if it fits how you're going to use it then you're fine too.
If you did use colored or white slides to look for IR, and you find that you can't resist doing that frequently, then it may be LCD time.
My 60" Kuro plasma is over five years old. Last summer, when a discussion like this was going on, I hauled out D-Nice's slides and checked for IR. There was none.
My wife and I watch a lot of NFL games, all the local NHL games that my wife doesn't attend, and six or seven Netflix shinny disk movies a week. Most of the movies have black bars, but many of them don't. We also watch the local PBS channel, ESPN and NFL network. That's a lot of fixed images and black bars, but they are always moving to new locations on the screen. Except for the NFL and NHL games, the fixed images are never in the exact same place for more than an hour or two.
The amount of time it takes a specific image to fade away is generally longer than the time it takes for that same image to linger on your screen. The time involved shouldn't matter if you can't see the IR when you're watching your other programs.