Hello again. I am not sure if I got no replys to my post because it was at the end of the last page, it is poorly written, or is in some way off topic, but I will re post it:
I owned a Pioneer 5080 for about a year and have recently traded up to a G9 5020. It is a TV that was returned to my local Best Buy store and is one of only 2 thay had left (the other was a year old floor model).
I love this new TV, but I found what appears to be a flaw.
The blacks on this TV are noticably deeper than my G8, however I watched a 2.35:1 ratio Bluray in a totaly dark room last night and I discovered something disturbing. The top black bar was darker than the bottom one. I mean noticably darker, and from all angles
With a very bright scene both bars basicaly faded into the bezel but in the dimmer to medium brightness scenes I could see more light eminating from the lower bar (while the top bar remained invisible). I found this very distracting!
After watching the movie I checked a completely black sceen in a totaly dark room and to my horror
I could see a 3-5 inch darker section/splotch accross the top of the screen. (Another time I notice it is on the default screen on the Ps3.)
What is this? Is it some form of image retention? Is it like the "blotching" that I have read can happen to Pio's?
What can I do about it? Can I somehow even out the blackness on my screen? Do I need to run some kind of special program (i.e. break in DVD, all white screen, all black screen) to help 'reset' the pixles. I REALLY REALLY need the blackness to be even and its OK if it means that the top darker section is as light as the rest of the black screen.
Please reply, I am quite worried about this.
It was a huge hastle traiding in my G8 (which had it's own problems... but that's another story), and I really couldn't afford to pay the difference, but I felt it was worth it to get such a great TV... but at these prices one expects PERFECTION!!! I want to love my G9!
Thank's in advance for your useful suggestions!
P.S. I should make it clear that the TV in question is used. The person who returned it decided they wanted to get an LCD. At the time I asumed that this ment they wanted a brighter image, but now I am begining to wonder if the last owner noticed this problem which was the result of the wrong kind of use (perhaps video games with healthbars etc. accross the top) and he wanted a TV that wasn't burn-in as easy.
God I hope I didn't pay this much money for a burned in TV...
P.P.S. the reason I am posting this hear instead of the burn-in/IR thread is that (a) I do not know if it is burn in/IR (b) You all are the experts on Pioneers, and if this is the blochiness that can occur with Pio's I hoped you would recognize the symptoms. I would love a reply from D-Nice or any other knowledgeable Pio lover!