I picked up the 55UT50 at Costco last week and have really liked everything about it (especially at that $750 price point). Great picture, size, and 3D functionality. I do have an issue/ concern here that I was wondering you guys could help me with. I am not a Plasma expert (Primary TV was a DLP and I had a 42" Panasonic Plasma in the bedroom, but for casual use), but I know all about burn-in (or rather avoiding it) and the various do's and do not's of Plasma operation. I have noticed during white/ light scenes of content, some kind of lines/ spots/ marks all over my screen. They are very faint, and basically fall in on the far left/ right sides, as well as dead center, but they were there the moment I first fired the TV up (I noticed them on the first Blu-ray I watched, JOHN CARTER).
I don't see how they can be burn-In (like I said, they were there as soon as the TV came out of the box), but I don't know what they are. I've looked all over the web/ this site (they aren't green blobs, banding, etc.), and haven't really come up with an answer so I thought I would post some pics and see if you could help. The best way to describe it is shadowy.
The marks aren't TOO bad, but I know they are there so I alway see them. I have a 90 Day Return window with Costco, so if it is something I should be worried about, I'd like to know so I can return the TV and get a new one. But they could also be natural Plasma quirks, that eventually go away or are standard.
Thanks in advance!
I had to pause on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT because it was the only material I could think of that had a white/ blank screen. You can see the "shadow" on the left/ middle/ and right of the TV.
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Here is a shot from SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS. I added a little red line to give you an idea as to where some of the shadow is. It starts a little bit to the right of the red line (you will notice it if you sit back and look at the image as a whole, and not just focus on that little area.
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