Originally Posted by glemsom
I've had my ST60 for a few months now.
It's great for watching movies - but, I must admit it's not very usefull for watching TV!
As a lot of people tell you, the days are ower with burn-in issues in plasma are over... This does NOT count for the ST60.
I watched a rather long movie (about 4 hours) on this TV, and now I have a permanent channel logo burned into the screen. I've tried running the "screen wash" for hours, but no luck at all... the logo is still there.
So, if you need a set for watching bluray/dvd's - this is perfect!! Just don't use it for watching TV channels with logo's.
Welcome to AVS.
There is image retention information that you may find helpful, but unfortunately is seems that the new AVS web software has corrupted links to older information for the time being. Normally I would include links to other posts discussing the nature of image retention and some cures that help. We hope that AVS will get the bugs worked out ASP.
You do not have burn-in, but it sounds like you have some stubborn image retention. With time and some effort on your part, your problem can be solved.
First, burn-in is permanent and image retention (IR) is temporary. Some IR takes very little time to go away, but other types of IR may take much longer. There is no way to predict how long a given case of IR will take to dissipate. There doesn't seem to be any correlation between the time it takes to get IR, and the time it takes to get rid of it.
Methods that have worked for vast numbers of plasma owners include avoiding the fixed image logo that is causing your problem and let nature take it's course by continuing to use your TV. To speed things up a lot of people have had good results using the pixel flipper that's included in the Disney WoW calibration disk, and a lot of others have had good luck using Pixar movies with 1.78:1 aspect ratios. The point is to age the pixels randomly until the area effected by IR comes in line with the rest of the screen.
You can also look into the settings you are using on your display. The brighter the screen settings, the more likely that a bright fixed image (some logos) will be retained. Other channels with low contrast and transparent logos aren't as dangerous.