Originally Posted by PhilipsPhanatic
Unreal...I have the same problem with the CNBC ticker
And like you, I only noticed it while watching a NY Rangers game !!
Look....I'm not happy I got it on mine, you aren't either. But the thing is at least on mine I can ONLY see it on an NHL game or some other program where the bottom of the screen is a very light and constant color. News programs, movies, other sports, 99% of all other channels 99.9% of the time -- I can't see anything even from 2 feet away.
Like my Samsung 5300, your LG is not a super-expensive TV. It's not a multi-thousand dollar 4K or OLED. So don't sweat it.
Yeah I guess it doesn't hurt as much since I bought this TV relatively cheap, but it still sucks to see it as again my old LG plasma has been so good for so long. Maybe its because my old plasma was a mid-end model and this new one is low end its why my old one is performing better.
Oh well, like I said I've kinda given up on worrying about it too much more now as it is what it is. I wish I could fix it, but it doesn't look like that's going to be possible so I'll just enjoy it for what it is and move up when the time comes.
First, how close are you to the TV and the size of it ? I am watching a 60" from about 9-10' away, so brightness isn't really an issue. You can always turn down Brightness or Contrast or Cell Light or whatever LG has as variable.
I'm at about the same distance and as I said I really don't like overly bright screens as they kill my eyes so I always turn everything down to the bare minimum while keeping a picture quality that I'm happy with.
Second, it's apparently BRIGHT WHITE or RED/BLUE banner bars that are the problem: CNN..CNBC...FOX....etc. Maybe the ESPN ticker's outline, took. So if you are just mostly listening while doing PC stuff or in another room, use an Eco Setting or something to really turn down the brightness below what you would use if you were actively watching. I have normal Cell Brightness of 20 on my Samsung, but the LOW setting takes it to 14...MEDIUM to 8 and HIGH to 0. During the day when I have CNBC and I am mostly listening I have it on Medium or High. There's even a setting to turn the screen off and just have audio but I haven't used it.
I can try and do that, but the only bad thing is that I kinda dislike having to constantly fiddle with picture settings depending on what I'm watching. I'm often switching channels so having to change settings every single time would be quite bothersome.
Third...in conjunction with the Brightness/Eco reductions, you can always use WIDE or ZOOM to get overscan and prevent the same image from "overlapping" and leading to IR/BI. Again, if you aren't actively watching this isn't a problem.
Those are what I do now since I have CNBC on during most of the day.
That's something I could try too just to not have the logo/info bar across the screen all the time. Thanks for the tips.