Well I have the 5044, two of them in fact, basically your tv without the glare screen and side fluff.
I didn’t follow zippybongs advice (a great work of fiction) and I had my sets isf calibrated.
Both my tv’s are running nearly constantly, and one has the weather channel going 50% of its on-time.
The only time I encounter hard IR is when I game for hours on end, but it diminishes in less than 30min of full screen watching. I do not have station DOG’s or residual weather channel info retained more than 5min (maybe less).
My friends are watching the NHL Playoffs at my place and nope, no IR when I check between periods with the scrolling grey/white wash.
Pixel shift is a bit of a gimmick in my experience, I’m pretty sure it only shifts on-screen displays, (Mute icon) not the tv actual image, so it wont help shifting station DOG’s, logos, tickers, bars etc. I don’t even use mine.
I can only advise you reign in the settings, specifically contrast, and see if that helps diminish the IR longevity, although your IR seems pretty typical and not extraordinary. Or you’ll have to zoom1 / zoom2 and lose a bit of the screen while you watch.
Originally Posted by 3Seconds
I really hope someone can give me some advice or help here.
I have a Sammy 5054.
I have taken very good care of it since hour 1. Used Zippy's break-in settings for 300. After that have been using EGHILLs setttings.
Never any problems. IR was very minimal w/ any static images.
Now with about 800-900 hours on my TV IR is becoming a problem. Certain static images....like a score banner during a game becomes retained EXTREMELY quick. After watching one inning of a baseball game on ESPN the score thing is retained or just last night watching the NCAA championship on CBS, by the first commercial. (no more than 10 mins) the score banner is retained.
Now it does fade out w/ in about 5 mins & there in no 'burn in' thank goodness.
But why would IR be getting worse as the TV gets past the 800 hour mark? I do not use any type of torch settings (as stated still using EG's)
What can I do, if anything to try & help this?
Also what should my pixel shift settings be to best help w/ the IR?
P.S. I do zero gaming on the set.