Originally Posted by mrchowmowan
Good news! I'm just starting to see some progress on my logo. I think I'll wait it out and just mix up content, scrolling bar and those burn-in videos. Good to know yours took some time -- I just wanted some reassurance that it would fade eventually. Based on what I'm seeing and the time taken for your logo to fade, I feel pretty confident now it should just be matter of time before my beautiful new(ish) TV is free and clear
Thanks again. I can relax a bit now!
I'd let it go until you are just about out of time to return it and if the logo hasn't almost totally faded at that point, then you might want to return it. If the IR is from like 1000 hours of having that logo up it may be extremely hard to age out. If the previous owner was only watching those channels just enough to get IR it shouldn't take too long though.
Without knowing the history/usage of the previous owner it's hard to guess.
For me it didn't take too awfully long for the most noticeable aspects of it to go away, but for it to 100% completely age out with no discoloration under any circumstances it took well over a month. If you notice it fading down to where you can barely make out where the logo was anymore, then it should hopefully come totally out, again after considerable time though.
My ST60 has been pretty resistant to IR in general, but when I had the UT50 I replaced with this ST60, I found that a logo put in during the first 100 hours or so of use took literally about 10x as much age as it took the logo to get stuck to finally fade totally out. So if that logo was on the screen after watching the channel for 100 hours it could very well take 1000 hours of age or more for it to be 100% gone with no discoloration even on white screens.
It also depends on the panel too. Some come off of the line better or worse in this respect than others.
If you're still concerned with it in a week or so, take some pictures.