I think this is a silly topic for so many people to be stuck on.. If plasmas werent so expensive and Panasonic wasnt bragging they had the best plasma in the world, I'd actually see room for concern. Plasma is going to be the next # 1 monitor for us who dont want to go through the trouble of using projectors. If plasma was a bogus technology you wouldnt have Sony, Pioneer, and Panasonic making them and standing behind them. There are some extremely smart engineers in Japan who get paid really well to optomize this technology. I remember when CRT projection came out and everyone was all worried about burn in, as those monitors were far more succeptable, yet go to a sports bar and look for ESPN logos burnt into their big screens. If I was going to buy Ferrari Id buy it because I know its a well enginineered sports car, and thats the reason I bought my plasma (plus it looks as aesthetic on my wall as a Ferarri would look in my driveway. ) Form and function . The longer I've been using my Sony plasma the less image retention I've seen. If you look back on the thread you'll notice most of the people who actually OWN plasmas arent complaining a bit about burn in, and the ones who are haven't owned theirs long enough or done enough research to understand the principles of new phosphors. Yes they all warn you about burn in in the owners manual, and yes pharmacuetical companies warn you about shortness of breath, fainting, loss of appetite, and nausea. I ran mine all day on the internet today with its 300 or so hours on it and was hoping to see image retention from at least my taskbar, yet nothing. Just buy a plasma and enjoy it. Trust me, theres nothing that compares when it comes to movies, games, anything. For you LCD owners, go back to the LCD thread. LCD cant even compare to the PQ of a plasma. I saved up for a long time to get this monitor, and after reading the Syntax Olevia thread I'm glad I did. I noticed there are a hell of alot of off brand and Korean LCDs then there are plasmas. Theres a reason for that. BTW the whole darkening thing that I mentioned in my earlier post is a from the power saving feature that the monitor utilizes by lowering stagnant high contrast to lower its power usage. I hope someday you skeptics will quit arguing and just go buy one of these amazing machines. I love my 42" HDTV plasma. Best $2500 with a 4 year extended warranty shipped I've ever spent. IMO this forum is alot more effective when people ask questions and get knowledge based on experience, not skeptisism. Down the road if I do experience this so-called burn in, You'll all be the first to know, however I bought this monitor based on hundreds of hours of careful and painstaking research, and I have more faith in plasma than I do in God. Someone close this silly thread already.
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