Originally Posted by etw926
If I read one more burn-in post I am going to strangle someone!!!!! IT IS A NON-ISSUE WITH TODAY'S PLASMA'S!!!!
To say that it is a non issue is a little misleading. There are plenty of people who have problems with TIR on their plasma televisions. This IS a possibility on a plasma.
However, it is like anything else. If you tell someone to look for it they will look for it. And therefore they will see it because they are looking for it.
The fact is that if an ADULT owns a plasma and they take simple precautions they can GREATLY REDUCE their chances of having image retention problems.
DONT PLAY A STATIC IMAGE ON THE TV FOR 72 HOURS STRAIGHT. NOT EVEN 24 HOURS STRAIGHT.
DONT PLAY YOUR PLASMA ON TORCH MODE FOR THE FIRST 100 OR SO HOURS.
Aside from that, thats about it. If you do notice significant TIR or burn in after the first 100 hours return the tv. We all know that we watch WAY too much TV in this country. 100 hours is like 9 days of ownership for most people. So you should be within your 30 day return window. Chances are you just got a lemon.
I have an LG 50pc5d. If you read any reviews about that TV at least 1/2 of them talk about IR being a problem. The other half doest. I took a chance after comparing it to a Sammy and a Panny. DIdnt notice a picture quality difference and took a shot at the LG hoping that I wouldnt have a problem.
The first week or two I did everything you are supposed to do and still had significant IR. Seems like a static image for 10 seconds would be visible for several minutes. *BUT* it would go away after like a 15 second white wash.
Now, two months later. I play COD4 a few hours a night. Just yesterday I had all day off and got in like 7 hours straight. Didnt see IR at all when I was done.
So, I agree that the TIR question is asked a million times, but dont tell people that it is a non issue.