Hi everyone...new to the forum but a long time reader.
Unfortunately, as my screen name indicates, I did not read enough because I missed the 3 simple rules for plasma tv break-in;
1 - Limit watching programs in 4:3
2 - Set the side bars to grey for instances when you do watch 4:3 programming
3 - Decrease the brightness/contrast settings
The end result is that I have noticable screen burn-in during wide screen HD programming. I am really frustrated because this is a brand new (3 weeks old) Samsung FP-T5884 and I already have burn-in. So now...the questions;
1 - I have read quite a bit and there seems to be no 'solid' way of rectifying this. I have seen folks talk about running the screen wipe and white screen tools for hours at a time as well as an idea to produce a reverse image (white bars on the outside and black within) however, the latter seems risky regarding duration, alignment, etc. Has anyone had success with a particular method? I did see a product out there called JScreenFix - anyone have experience with it?
2 - In an effort to reduce the effect, is it best to change my side bars to grey for 4:3 viewing or use the stretch feature or will neither do the trick?
3 - As I am about 150 hours in, do I need to still reduce my contrast/brightness settings? If so, will this decrease my chances of making it fade by utilizing either of the methods above?
4 - Best Buy has a 30 day return policy. I realize that burn-in is not a warranty issue however, all of research beforehand spoke about how plasma technology has evolved and burn-in instances are minimal. If I simp,y tell Best Buy that I am not happy with it and want a replacement, will this fly?
Sorry for the long post and questions however, I am really frustrated and can use some sound advice....