Originally Posted by CatchersDad
Quick question, with this weather on the east coast ALL of the local channels have HUGE borders across the hole bottom of the screen with HUGE logos all over the place while they run scrolling school closings etc. Told the wife she couldn't watch those shows the new VT unless she kept changing the channel every now and again. This morning she told me she would rather have a smaller TV or any TV she didn't have to worry about this "crap" on. Yesterday there was some slight IR noticeable, ran the screen wipe and now it's gone.
Suggestions on what picture settings to put it on for her (a "Momma Setting" ....she can't tell the difference anyway and could care less) to help reduce chances of IR/Burn in? For now I've just put it on Standard, with most everything ON, including Pixel Orbiter, and reduced Sharpness to zero.
Lol! No suggestions but this is the exact reason my last purchase for a living room tv was an LCD.
Honestly, all this fervor over IR is interesting to me a since rarely taken any precautions and have yet to see much persistent IR with any of my previous panasonics. The only time I did was when a DVD menu had been left on the screen for who knows how long-- the inactivity function turned my panasonic off, thank god, or it could've been worse. After that I decided that plasma was no longer suitable for 'general use' and switched to a cheap LCD in the living room.
What to do if you find yourself stuck with no hope of rescue:
Consider yourself lucky that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your present circumstances seems to be more likely, consider yourself lucky that it won't be troubling you much longer...
-- Excerpt from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.