Originally Posted by Porteroso
Very few of us ever see temporary IR during normal viewing. 99% of the time when someone complains about it, it's because they watch espn for 4 hours then run slides right after. And that actually makes sense, that pure single colors would show IR much better than actual colors. If you're worried about IR, I wouldn't be. I'm rather critical, and the issue of buzzing and IR, my biggest peeves, have turned out to be unnoticeable, even when I'm looking/listening for them.
Of course some sets seem to be very prone to IR, and you hear these horror stories of things burned in forever. But that's not the case with mine, and I don't think it's the case with many at all. Buy from someone with a good warranty, and make sure you can return. You'll be able to tell very quickly whether you want to keep it or not, and for just about all of us, there was no returning.
This is my first plasma set and I was very concerned about IR and burn-in when I first got it. Having people say they "never" get it concerned me even more once I did see it. However, after owning the set for two months now, most of my fears are gone but I still tend to be cautious.
I watch channels with those semi-transparent logos and I don't ever see IR from that so I now believe those people that say they have never seen it on their set. I do get minor IR at times like when displaying the TV menu like another forum member mentioned.
However, there are times when IR happens and is a bit more persistant. For example: I have an Xbox 360 and I use the Comcast XFinity App often enough. While searching for content that I want to watch, there is a BIG RED XFINITY logo being displayed on the screen for the 2 minutes it takes to find something to watch. I'll then see Xfinity letters in my normal viewing content for a good 5-10 minutes afterwards. Being a new plasma ower, this concerned me at first but it does go away quick enough and it's getting easier to accept that "IR happens" Can I get that on a t-shirt or bumper sticker or something?
Anyway, just wanted to chime in my personal experince on that subject also especially since this is my first plasma and my fears were heightened more than the seasoned owners I'm sure.Edited by ASiani - 2/7/13 at 6:25am