Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lansing, MI via Kentucky, Georgia & Tennessee
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So, I'm out watching the World Cup after work yesterday and happen to notice severe ESPN logo burn in at the bottom of the screen on the television I'm watching, which appeared to be an LG plasma. Do LED televisions experience IR or burn in? Anyway, that observation, coupled with the numerous posts I've seen regarding burn in on the newer Panasonics, results in massive paranoia.
When I get home, I start looking closely at my new television and sure enough, I have some mild IR/Burn In at the bottom of the screen.
I went into the screen settings, which I haven't really messed with since the purchase simply because I haven't had time, and the pixel orbiter was turned on. In my attempts to find the screen wipe utility, pixel orbiter is now set to Auto, and is grayed out. I'm not sure what I did, but I do know that I turned on the Pro display settings, or something. Anyway, I ran the screen wipe last night for a few hours, which seemed to have little impact, and I turned it on this morning before I left for work, so it's running right now. I'm not real confident it's going to alleviate the issue.
The IR seems very mild. The only time you can see it is when there is a very light image being displayed. I can tell that there is an NBC logo in the lower right corner and perhaps the outline of a news scroller along the bottom. I honestly wish I had never looked, but it's too late to un-know what I know.
My previous television was a 42" Panasonic plasma and I'm not aware of any burn in on that TV and I honestly never took steps to prevent it. What are the odds that this will disappear over time?