You should never use THX for gaming, if you want to use THX for every day watching make sure its on Size 1 and pixel orbiter is enabled. Pixel orbiter can only be enabled on Size 1 when using THX. Your contrast should be set to below 40 for the first 1-200 hours using the Custom setting. I keep it at 30 for the first 200 hours. If you game a lot and set your contrast to 60 or below on Game mode after break in then IR should never really be a problem, but I have heard mixed things about the 2012 sets, I'll soon find out first hand. I game for hours sometimes and my girl friend watches channels with static images some times for a full day. Specifically E! and never once was there a smudge of IR on my 2011 65VT30. I broke the VT30 in 250 hours watching only full screen then kept movies and channels with black bars and static images to less than 25% of my viewing with absolutely no gaming until 500 hours. Say what you want about extreme break ins, or being ridiculous but clearly it works. Let's not forget Pioneer used to suggest 1,000 hours of break in. Most people will agree Pioneer had the most advanced research and development when it came to plasma technology, and also that plasma technology hasn't really improved since Pioneer left the market in 2009, so what makes people think break in isn't necessary any more? My GT50 in the bedroom is being put through the same process as the VT30. I'm presently at 300 hours and not one bit of IR after watching 2 letter box movies yesterday. Like I said, say what you want about breaking a plasma in but clearly it works. Most people that experience stubborn IR from what I have seen just go way too high with contrast levels, or just didnt break a plasma in. No matter what any one tells you if your contrast is at 80 for example the odds are if you game for hours you'll get IR. Sorry but its just a reality. Keep it at 60 or lower on Game mode if you can and you'll be fine. Unfortunately I understand some people's rooms are just too bright for slightly lower contrast levels. For those people I say game at your own risk. And lastly, if you want to get rid of stubborn IR, since I truly dont believe you have burn in, run only full screen moving images (HBO/Cinemax) for 24-100 hours and nothing else. It should be gone after that. I truly believe no technology produces better picture quality than a plasma it just needs to be properly taken care of before you can use it the way you want to. If this is too much for you to handle, even though it really shouldnt be (takes about 6 weeks to hit 500 hours if agressively kept on) then maybe LED is best for your needs. My suggestion is to exchange your current VT for a new one and start over. Best Buy does not require boxes for products that have SKU's on them that can be scanned. For example Bluray players or TV's. Boxes are not needed for these types of items. Good Luck!
65VT60+55GT50+Onkyo TX-NR727+Denon AVR-1913+OPPO bdp-103+OPPO bdp-83=Heaven