Originally Posted by tripleM
Another member pointed us to this post as a solid guide to minimize IR.
I don't know if it's a solid guide but it worked for us with a Pioneer 6010 Kuro. Also I put 500 hours going 24/7 using safe programming material and solid color slides.
In the above bold, are you saying that watching any sports or show with banners hasn't caused any IR for you because you mix it up with DVD's & don't keep it on all the time?
Yes our TV is on only when there is something we want to watch.
I was referring to someone who wanted to buy a plasma display, but also wanted to keep ESPN on all day in the background. Other than sports, we don't watch much that would have a fixed image on the screen. Like I wrote, we watch all our movies in their original aspect ratio which means that we do watch with a lot of black bars.
I can't explain why one owner will have IR after a couple of hours with the same fixed image on the screen, and others, like me, have never seen IR. One possible explanation is that some people make a special effort to find IR. I may have had IR over the years, but never to the extent that I could see it imposed on the program that I was currently watching. One owner has posted that he thinks that he has burn-in (not IR) because if he goes up close to his screen, he can see an image that's been there for two months.
It's very hard to get an accurate estimation from a collection of personal accounts. That seems to be especially true it the accounts cover the whole range of possible outcomes.