Funny how you generalize all plasmas as a whole, when you own a plasma from 4-5 years ago. No one said it doesn't exist, it happens at very early stage of the panel for a few seconds, than it goes away. That's about it for me, no IR at all now that is aged. It ain't BS, you just go by your old tv's. I go by what I own too and it's the opposite of what you have experienced. Good luck with your next purchase.