Originally Posted by Irishlad147
Hi guys. I am new to this forum. This is a a very informative and helpful thread by the way. I got my 42" GT50 last Saturday. However, I noticed a few oddities and I will be returning the tv and getting it replaced with another GT50, hopefully issue free! My first issue was image retention. The IR only occurred in the lower left side of the screen whereas the rest of the screen was resistant to any form of IR. The other issue was in that same area of the screen, I noticed the screen seemed dirty or blotchy. It was only noticeable when watching football with the green colour and fast panning of the screen. It was subtle but off putting nonetheless.
I first noticed the image retention in netflix through the smart tv feature. One of the movie thumbnails remained on the screen. I noticed it when the screen saver with the blue background came on. Straight away I could see the left side of the screen was not as clean and uniform as the right side. Like most of the people on this forum I am very observant and I have eagle eyes for the smallest of anomalies. I do not think it is normal that I should be getting IR from a still that is only on the screen for 5 minutes max, at which point the screen saver activates.
A panasonic tech came out to my house and thankfully has agreed that my tv is faulty and I should not be experiencing these issues. Another strange thing I noticed today was the black borders around the screen. I was seeing unusual black borders on all sides of the screen. The image should be right up tight to the bezel. I am aware that it can depend on the source but the odd border behaviour was on all sources and it was very distracting and unpleasant to look at. I think this was an issue that was raised on another thread and maybe this one too? Anyway, suddenly my borders are back to normal. They are now fitting nice and snug up against the bezel, left and right side. Very strange? I did change the aspect ratio to auto and then back to 16:9. Maybe this resolved it? Seems like there is a bit of a glitch regarding the borders and picture settings perhaps? Maybe my gt50 got confused!
Finally, I hear people talking about FULLscreen, HD size 1 and 2. Where can I find these settings? I do not see these settings anywhere! I have aspect ratio auto, 16:9, 14:9, 4:3, zoom 1,2,and 3. I have no other options apart from overscan on and off. Am I missing something guys? What is this FULL screen option? Maybe it's different between uk and Ireland and American models. The settings are names differently perhaps?
When I get my new set I am definitely going to avoid the netflix app for the first few weeks! In fact, I am just going to avoid any apps in the smart tv for the first few weeks. Why is there no pixel orbiter setting when using the Internet smart tv features? They have a screen saver but is there a reason why they don't have the pixel orbiter as an option?
Do you guys recommend that I break the tv in with a safe source or coloured slides this time? Finally, after 150 to 200 period will I be able to relax, enjoy the tv and play games without having to worry about burn in or crazy IR? I'm a passionate gamer. Apologies for the novel but I guess I am just looking for some peace of mind because nobody likes a faulty tv and the whole return to seller scenario. Slightly stressed to say the least. I would appreciate any advice, feedback and peace of mind that you guys can give me.