So I have decided to upgrade my Pioneer 5080 to a 5020. I competely forgot about my past dirty screen effects issues and am now a little worried the new set will have them. Long story short, I started out with the 4280 about a year and a half ago. It had pretty bad dirty screen effect. It started to bother me as I would notice it any time the camera panned during light colored scenes. I decided to sell it a year ago and bought the 5080. That set was completely free of dirty screen effect (if it did have it I couldn't tell ). I have read a few posts about users with the 9G panels reporting the same dirty screen issues. I though Pioneer would of fixed this issue? I know at the time they told me it was normal even though my friends 4280 (and my 5080 after that) was completely clean screen wise. Anyone notice this or is it a small issue on certain sets? I am half tempted to consider a Panasonic 50PZ800u (the Pioneer set won't ship until this morning so I could still cancel/change the order) but I originally bought the Pioneer for the orbiter feature for games (No IR ever on either pioneer I have owned) and the black levels. My friend has the 50PZ800u and it is a great set but IR takes a few minutes to a few hours to get rid of even after just 30 seconds of a static image. I know it does go away but I guess I have been spoiled by the Pioneer's. As a person that has dealt with "dirty screen effect" in the past, I know that a bad case of it makes it VERY hard to enjoy the set. At the same time I know every set including the Panasonic's have their quirks and issues that simply can't be fixed. Maybe I am worrying about nothing and just a little to paranoid . Thanks in advance everyone!
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1/26/09 at 6:30am