Originally Posted by Cuda1169
Each panel is different, though I think the jury is still out about how IR resistant this year’s Panasonics will be. I have last year’s ST50 and admit I get temporary IR all the time. But since it’s not visible during my normal TV viewing, I don’t consider it a problem. My panel viewing habits are %15 Gaming 10% Blu Ray and 75% Full Screen content, including, ESPN, baseball, and channels with bright logos like History. I don’t use the screen wipe or pixel orbiter as they seem useless but do use a pixel flipper as part of my maintenance. I consider my plasma to be a tad higher maintenance than my LCDs but it could just be me being ocd. That said, I do have black bar burn-in from standard def programming on my older lower end 27” Westinghouse LCD. My Samsung 50” LCD is still flawless after 5 years of serious abuse by me and my son.
In my view, if you are past the 100-150hr break-in period, just use the panel as you like. If you have a long-term gaming session or play the same game regularly, you could run a pixel flipper or TV static for a few hours or overnight afterwards. I watched a couple blu-ray movies with the first week of owning my panel with no ill effect. IMO, compared to static hud games, black bars from blu-rays have little to no effect on plasmas. Enjoy your panel.
I mentioned in another thread that my tv arrived on the 30th, however it seems i'm wrong. I have maybe a week left to my 30 day return period. But before I do anything as extreme as exchanging it, I need to determine this issue I now have with it:
Well Isn't this a lovely day...
So, I was checking my screen after i had left BF3's menu there for maybe 10 minutes? Maybe 15... I came back to the tv, realized what I had done, went, "uh oh" and immediately put it into screen wipe and low and behold there was a Cartoon Network logo imprinted on the screen as plain as day... And It seems to be sticking around. My kids were watching it today, don't know for how long, but I thought I was safe after having aged it at least 300-500 hours now, and even with screen wipe It's still there.
How do I determine whether it's stubborn IR or BI? There were some remnants of the BF3 menu, but that has since faded. Now it's at least 20 minutes running screen wipe and a pixel jogger to what seems to be no avail. I received this tv on the 30th so i have at least 12 days left before I can turn it in. The question is, is this something I have to look forward to with another set?
Is it f#$@ed? I mean if that is the case, why bother with a plasma? I love the pq and should be able to watch it like a normal person especially since it's been "aged".
Also, why make a smarttv if the chance of IR or BI is that great? Those are pretty static menus. Don't they expect people to be using them? Or at least browsing them for some length or at least as long as they would like? I really can't tell if it's getting better. My eyes can't really tell the difference, but i think it hasn't really faded. As far as I'm concerned it's the same as when I first noticed it. I really don't want to have to get an LED. That would really suck arse.
Here's a pic, although it is more clearly defined than shows:
It looks worse when the screen wipe white rolls over it.
i'm kinda freaking out here. I'll check it in another 15 minutes, but do i just hang on the it and hope it goes away? or do i settle and downgrade? I really don't want to have to do that, but hell.
I don't seem to notice it now with regular content on, but will I always have to baby this thing? a lot of movies show in letterbox. I really don't want to have to worry about that either. Stress is not really a great thing in my life. WTF