Originally Posted by mohanman
This whole thing about IR is a crock. I have a 55" VT30 that initially had tons of IR, after a few years no more IR. It will eventually go away. My ZT60 has no IR now. Same thing took time
Just because you don't have an IR problem with your viewing habits, it does not mean that the whole issue is a 'crock'.
I have had my 60" ZT60 for just over a year now, and it definitely has an IR problem that is caused by Dish Network's logo. I posted this before in this thread but I think it is appropriate to repeat myself.
I have Dish Network's Hopper receiver. When you use the program guide, or any of the Dish Network setup screens, there is a huge DISH logo displayed, and it is always in the same position. The word DISH is written in huge letters and they are bright white (as white as you can get).
When I first got the Hopper receiver, I was going thru all of the menus to set up the device and to see what capabilities that the receiver had. I spent a long time in the setup menus when I first started using the Hopper. A few weeks later I noticed that the D SH letters had very bad IR (the 'I' in DISH was in red letters so it did not have IR like the other 3 bright white letters).
Since then I have run the screen wipe for hours and hours and have tried to avoid the DISH menus as much as possible. The IR has decreased a lot, but after months of me trying to be careful, the IR is still there. It is not noticeable for most people during normal viewing, but I can still see it easily (because I know where to look).
I don't think that the IR is ever going to completely disappear because I cannot avoid using the program guide which has the offending DISH logo. Even though I am careful not to leave the DISH logo on screen for very long, the short periods of time that it is displayed is enough to keep the IR from totally disappearing.
In my opinion, the IR on this TV is unacceptable for a TV of this quality. I had my previous Panasonic plasma TV for 10 years with no evidence of IR. Even though the picture is great, I expected that a Panasonic plasma that was 10 years newer to be better, or at least as good as the old one with IR.