Originally Posted by SuperMachoMan
Well another full day of running the break-in slides and there's still an ESPN logo in one corner, "LIVE" in another, and black squared up the left side. Still gonna give it a bit more time, but really - this is all because of 2 hours of college basketball? If it's still there after the weekend I'm going to have to look into what the warranty covers.
Am I helping myself by re-running the slides over night and during the day when I'm at work? Is that going to help if this is only really bad IR?
I had the same problem.. here are my posts a few weeks ago in this thread..
Originally Posted by jconjason
I posted this a few pages back, I purchased a 50VT25 back in August of last year and from my own stupidity, the first thing I did was watch a baseball game on ESPN, after the game, I had the logo burnt in and still to this day, the ESPNHD logo and ticker are "stuck" on the screen, lucky for me, after months of going back and forth with Panasonic Customer Support, they are mailing me a replacement model. It can happen, but if you take proper measures to prevent burn in during the first 100 hours(which I didnt do), you shouldnt have any issues.
Originally Posted by jconjason
Hello everyone! I have been lurking here for several months and just registered yesterday. Anyway, back in August I purchased the Panny 50VT25, and I was very pleased with it out of the box, the first thing I did was watch a Twins baseball game on ESPNHD, three hours later after the game was over, I noticed the ESPNHD logo was retained/burnt in, I ran the scrolling bar for several hours and it was still there, very noticable. I left a full white image on the screen over night for about 9 hours and when I woke it was still there. Was extremely disappointed so contacted Panasonic, they claimed this was normal and wasnt covered under the warranty. After throwing a fit and demanding this be taken care of, they requested I send in images of the "burn in" and to have a serviceman look at it. Finally after several months of waiting and being promised a new panel, they have informed me they will be sending me a new 50vt25 because they dont have the panel in stock. I am very pleased they were finally willing to correct this issue, and should have the new tv next week some time. With that said, after the break in perid on this tv, i am so amazed with the PQ, despite having the ESPNHD logo burnt in the corner!
To me, it sounds like you have Burn-In and not Image Retention. If your set is fairly new, you might be able to convince them its a bad panel and have it replaced, like I was able to do. They did try to tell me that Burn In isnt covered under warranty and is considered "normal use". After complaining that I spent $2500 for a new TV and I have Burn In after less than a week of normal viewing, they decided to help me out. I was extremely lucky and I wish you luck if thats the road you choose to travel!
FWIW, with my replacement TV, I havent had Burn In issues at all. I do get bad image rention but that goes away after a few hours.