Originally Posted by misterkhan
I want to let any perspective buyers know, that if you plan to play games on these panels burn in is a major concern. I have followed the break in procedures and rarely play for more than 2 hours at a time (recommended in the manual). I also have all the screen "protection" options turned on, including the power save feature to lower the contrast of certain HUDS. Despite these precautions, I still have the hud from battlefield BC permanently visible on a black screen.
So, gamer beware. Anyone telling you that burn in is a non-issue is full of $h!t.
If this is true, this is the first report of IR/burn i have even seen on the kuros. Is it only visible when you switch to a blank input or no signal screen? If so, it is normal and not IR. In this no-signal case, the pixels just need to be refreshed with any content played for a half second or a power off. This should also really only be visible in the dark.
If this is not it, can you see at at all during normal content or only when looking for it on a dark screen? If you can't see it, don't worry about it as it is mild IR that will never be an issue when the tv is in use and displaying any normal material.
If so, are you 100 percent sure you have the orbiter on? What mode?
If the above all checks out, you may have a defective panel. If it is actually visible-with-regular-content IR, return it and get another kuro, as they are the best at resisting it and your next set will surely be better. In this case, maybe try a period of say the first 100 hours without too much gaming to further safeguard yourself. Or don't. It seriously is never mentioned as a concern by anyone here, so your grand proclomation of a major concern is quite false.
I stress that you should not go looking for problems though. If you really can't see it on content, why is it even a problem. Don't bother with a return, and enjoy the PQ.
EDIT: Missed the end of your second post. I think you have a defective panel. Nobody else here has experienced what you have, so i think that has to be classified as a defect in your panel. I have gamed for 8+ hours straight on my 8G kuro with not a lick of issues. My samsung plasma used to routinely do 4 hours (haven't tried more) with no issues.