Originally Posted by plasmaguy11
How do I tell if I have burn in or image retention? What are the characteristics of each? Thanks
Initially image retention and burn-in both will look the same, it's only after a certain amount of time that you will be able to determine exactly what you are seeing now. Image retention will at some point will start fading and get less noticeable and get harder to see until it eventually is no longer seen. Burn-in on the other hand, will not go away, it will always be there, and it will always be seen. Burn-in is just that, somewhat like what a wood burning set does to a piece of wood, a image is permanently burned into the phosphors of the plasma panel. Image retention, is more like a temporary tattoo.