Originally Posted by GregLee
You imply here that you have actually experienced burn-in on a recent plasma set. Is that true?
Two friends with recent generation plasmas have some burn in on their screens from heavy video game playing.
A sports bar near my house is replacing their 2 year old plasmas with LCD as they play sports programming all day long, every day, and have burn-in from the boxes displayed during this type programming.
The restaurant is swapping out sets because they do this every couple of years, not just due to the burn in. They did decide to go with lcd this time around to avoid this, which it should. The manager indicated that with the burn in issues, the old sets have virtually no resale value.
Both these situations are far from the typical use pattern that most people will experience. I personally am not a game junky or a sports nut, so I would not hesitate to buy a plasma for fear of burn in. If your use is extreme, like these two cases, it might be better to look elsewhere - if this would bother you.
Heck, even the game players don't particularly care as it doesn't interfere with the game play. It would bother me.