Originally Posted by 9179mhb
PDPs are most susceptible to image retention when new before the phosphors have aged/hardened.
We hear that a lot, but I wonder if anyone has actually proved it.
The Panasonic PDP is still subject to image retention.
And when you write this, it suggests the original assertion isn't really true, given your TV is not new.
The Kuro PDP is not. The Kuro PDP's orbiter feature is enabled. The Kuro PDP showed signs of image retention when new but doesn't anymore.
Yet this backs it up... (although it also points out the orbiter isn't really relevant....)
I'd like to know what the difference is between these PDPs, which makes the Kuro display more resistant to image retention.
Different phosphor design.
Originally Posted by kasshern
In your situation, I think the damage is already done.
I don't, not even a little.
Unless you stop watching the Fox News channel, the IR of the logo will always going to be there.
Or it won't... Especially if the set "ages" and becomes less prone to retention or he finds some settings that are less prone to it. Oh, and also, he's not going to stop watching it entirely; it's his favorite channel. Why buy a TV and be unable to watch your favorite (or at least most-watched) channel?
Your statement implies that the retention is both "permanent" and "not permanent" at the same time by the way.
If that's not an option, then I would suggest you lower your contrast to 50 or under and see if that will lessen over time. I guess only time will tell.
For example, you've offered a setting idea here.