Originally Posted by pmt411
I am curious about the likelihood of burn in issues with the Panasonic V25 series of plasmas. I know burn in was an issue some years ago, what about now?? Has this issue been largely reduced or essentially eliminated or just what are the current concerns. I would like to get a panny 65vt25 as opposed to an lcd because I want 3D, but I also watch a lot of CNBC with the stock ticker constantly on screen and fear the dreaded burn in issue. Can anyone accurately address my concerns?? I appreciate your time and attention in addressing my concerns, thank you!!
Any static image left on for a considerable amount of time will cause Image Retention (IR). I have the vt25 54" panny, a few days old and I was watching videos for about 20 minutes or so and when I switched to another source I saw some IR.. There is a "wipe" option in the setup menu which consists of a white scrolling that constantly can wipe the screen, lasts for 15 minutes, if not attended, to help with IR. As soon as I turned my set off and went back to it about 10 minutes later the IR was gone.
However, I have seen new Panasonic Plasmas, the VT series, that suffered from burn in that could not be removed. At Best Buy the 3d menu was left on in a static mode for 4 to 5 hours and caused that image to be burned into the screen so it is very possible that you can ruin the set. They claimed that they used the "wipe system" overnight, don't see how this is true since it will only last for 15 minutes and then would have to be chosen again, and it DID not help.
I have seen a similar burn in situation with the new LG Plasma line but I have to admit that I have yet to see this problem on a Samsung Plasma.
LED has an advantage here but the viewing angles and overall picture quality (PQ) is not as good IMHO.
Good luck; keep coming back to this forum for questions and answers.