Originally Posted by aitocs
When I go into the viera tools -> eHelp -> initial setting there seem to be "ghost lines" of dark blue on the left of the screen wherever there is a white line on the right side of the screen. They also appear on other screens where there is either white text for a white line on the right side of the screen. The intensity is various degrees depending on what's on the right side of the screen.
Is my TV defective, or is this just a side effect of the technology in the TV? I don't remember reading anything about this issue before buying the TV.
Thanks in advance
Hi. I do not own this TV, but it sounds to me like you are describing line bleed. Line bleed looks like this
. FWIW, line bleed and image retention are two things that seem to have diminished on my LG plasma over time -- although I'm not even positive that is true (both problems still exist), and my TV is not closely related to yours. In any case, if what you are seeing is similar to what you see in that image, then your TV is exhibiting line bleed. It is one of the negative aspects of plasma, and there isn't anything that you can do to eliminate it (although, it may
become less severe over time). I think I was actually unfamiliar with line bleed when I bought my first plasma, but it really hasn't proved to be a significant issue (IMO). If you don't find ABL to be a serious enough issue to make you shun plasma, then I highly doubt that line bleed will put you off -- you probably won't notice it very often. You may see it with menus and whatnot, but it's not something that should be a problem with most regular programming. FWIW, you're more likely (in my experience) to see line bleed in animated programming than in other programming.