Originally Posted by mental1
I have used the screen wipe function several times with minimal results. I left the TV on HBO all night hoping to "use" the whole screen enough to alleviate the issue with lackluster results. The IR is very clearly visible when white screens are displayed.
What about this doesn't make sense? Six weeks of high contrast fixed images and one night of full screen no fixed images? Notice the discrepancy in time frames in that question.
Would someone who doesn't know what happened notice the IR if they were watching a Blu-ray or DVD movie with an aspect ratio that filled your screen (1.78:1 -- 16x9)? Notice the absence of white screens in that question.
Take a vacation from the specific channels that caused the IR you're seeing, and mix your viewing material much better than you have in the last six weeks. Stay away from having the same fixed image on the screen for an inordinate length of time. Also, stay away from the solid color or white screens that are used to find IR. Your screen will gradually age enough to even out, and the IR you shouldn't be searching for will be gone.
I watch a lot of NFL on Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and the NFL Network. My wife watches almost every NHL game that our local team plays except for a few games that she attends. All that sports programing involves fixed images for two to four hours at a stretch. Once in a great while I watch a NFL double header on the same channel for maybe seven hours.
The rest of the time we watch shiny disk movies from Netflix with a mix of either no black bars or side black bars or top and bottom black bars. We also watch our local public broadcasting station. All most all of what we watch has black bars, logos or other fixed images. Those fixed images vary in contrast from very low to high. We don't run our set as background filler like a radio. So far, that behavior has protected us from IR for over five years. In that time I've checked for IR with colored slides one time as part of an IR discussion here at AVS.
Mix it up and enjoy.
Edit: Pixar animation movies with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio are good sources to use to speed up image retention removal, and if you play them on repeat during the time you're not using your TV it will be even faster.Edited by htwaits - 3/31/13 at 12:22pm