Originally Posted by 32quattro
I will try your suggestion to avoid the channel for few days. Do you believe on playing the white slide or having a loop of 24 hours with a dvd in a loop ? Thanks
32quattro . . . You might try the built in scrolling bar option (a white bar that schools horizontally to help reduce any IR, or to run frequently if you heavily game with a HUD of watch channels with static logs). On the remote, press "menu," "settings," "anti image retention," then "scroll bar." The white scrolling bar starts. (something like that.)
The white scrolling bar is one built-in option to help with the onset of or to assist in preventing IR. I would use it along side other cautions and options, not just as my only plan. A lot better than a static white slide or a looping movie. In fact, I would not use just one color slide, looping color slides maybe. But Panny built the scroll bar tool in because, like all plasmas, some ir from static images is a possibility . . . The trade off for a better pq than LED.
Also, on your Disney Wow disc, there is a tool called "Pixel Flipper," which is another solid tool for diminishing IR . . . You could add that to your fixes as well. A lot of people have great success with it.
With your IR problem from the static logo, I would put the scroll bar on when I stopped using the tv for the day, and leave it on all night long for a few days . . . . You might see a dramatic reduction in a couple of nights or more.
Don't worry about heat. Many of us do the panel prep for 200+ hours without turning it off. 8 hours a night will be no problem . . . Just like watching it for 8 hours a day, except you are doing this while you sleep with no tv viewing downtime.
Just another couple of ideas to add with your plan to get rid of the IR. Yeah, your logo IR might probably will go away with more hours of careful normal use, as Michael proposes; but some of us are more proactive in solutions just because it bugs us until it is totally gone.n
Seems the magic number on one of these sets is about 400 hours of being careful to prevent, reduce, or deal with some mild IR, and then not much to worry about after that. It is having having a case of IR and not dealing with it at all, passively or actively, that makes IR permanent. Some Temporary IR is just the nature of the plasma beast . . . But I find it worth it for short and long-term pq.
So far, I have and zero IR on my vt30 or st50. Sounds like yours can be dealt with, just going to take some patience.Edited by Rhetor - 8/12/12 at 12:54pm