Originally Posted by TopperMcFly
2. The real deal breaker for me. I spent a fair amount of time in the menus after about 50 hours and had the word Menu displaying itself on green and grey slides. After running pixel flipper for 3 full nights, it is still there plain as day. I feel pretty comfortable calling that burn in. I cant even watch one full discovery show without image retention.
And please dont start talking about my viewing habbits being the culprit. My kuro is set the same way and never a hint of IR.
I must admit that I've had the "menu" issue as well. When I first got my VT30, I had this issue, but after running the slides overnight for a couple nights it was completly gone. However, everytime you go into the menu it leaves the IR there again. This is not burn in, but just stubborn IR. It does fade with time. Right now, I have a faint hint of the word menu, however, looking directly on the screen from any viewing position with regular content, it is not noticeable anywhere. Even from 2 inches from the screen, looking dead on at it, it's not noticeable. The only way I can see it is to basically be looking down at the tv from inches away (so the viewing angle gets worse and the colors dull down) and then I can faintly make it out. But not while looking dead on at the screen, even right at the height of where the word would be. So really it's a non issue for me as it can't be seen at all while looking at the screen from a normal viewing angle, even from inches away.
I've also had the photo contros show IR too, but that goes away as well. Overall this is a great tv. No IR from games, just the odd bit from tv. Had IR on my Kuro as well, so it's not a big deal. It does go away with time.