Originally Posted by htwaits
I would under those circumstances. I don't think there is a way to fight having the same logo on the screen several hours every day. You would never catch up. I preach mixed sources, and it sounds like more than 50% of your TV time is exposing the display to the same fixed image.
It's might be a good idea to check out Samsung's new LED/LCD displays. They may have as much improvement as their new plasmas seem to have.
I already upvoted this post, but wanted to echo a bit of what htwaits had to say. I suspect with normal usage, the vast majority of people will never have an image-retention problem of any kind. And there is a lot of evidence
to back up this belief.
That said, if your TV is on the same channel -- with a logo -- more than half the time, that's outside of normal use. And I'd expect the logo to quite possibly become visible against some
content when viewing other things. I personally can't replicate this on my TV with ESPN and other channels, but I don't watch HGTV (although we do watch a lot of Food Network, the logos are not comparable it seems).
Another thing, however, is that if a TV is going to be on 10 hours a day, I'd just buy an LCD
. At that usage, the power differential is real and if you're concerned about your electric bill or being "green", you should get an LCD. That's probably at least as big a concern as the logo. And, besides, there are some really good LCDs on the market.