Originally Posted by DessyKara
Hi! new here. Hopefully I'm not crapping up the thread with this stuff but I just had a few questions. Apologies if it's in the wrong spot.Wall of text version:
I own the 50ut50 and absolutely love it. The motion, the colors, the picture quality, it's all great. It's my first plasma and despite the advances in plasma technology, I've tried my best to be very careful with it. I've kept my gaming sessions from going on too long, I don't watch streams on it like I used to with my LCD, and I've tried to avoid black bars on movies. I know I can generally ignore most of those precautions with new panels, but I guess I'm paranoid. However, despite my best efforts, I think I have some burn-in on it (or some image retention that's reaaaallly
When my screen is a solid color (white, green, blue, etc.), I can see the outline of a K.O. count from a game. (Dynasty Warriors specifically), as well as the timer from the sleep timer (which is only on for maybe 3 minutes at a time, it's not on every night). Upon further inspection the entire bottom right corner looks pretty splotchy, but I assume it's part of the burn-in / IR. I can also see some faint images from the one game on the bottom left corner as well. I can't see anything else from other games (I play a lot of fighters so I figured I'd see health bars and super meters and such.)So, my two questions are:1
. Aside from the scrolling bar, is there a way to help clear out image retention? I know some IR goes away quickly (such as the super bright viera logo that stays on screen until I switch to something else). I've tried googling but I get no help or I get lead back to this forum. Hence why I signed up. I've been told that it should go away after a while, so I've just been using it like normal and staying clear of that particular game. I hope it's not burn-in.2.
In the event I have to replace the tv, what would be the successor to the UT50? I've looked at Panasonics 2013 models (ZT60, VT60, ST60, S60, X60) and I get a bit....lost. I have a warranty/repair service contract on it (don't worry, I didn't pay near what they charge for that since I work for the company I bought it from). In the event that they can't fix it, I just wanted to know what my options would be. I did reference this thread a bit when I was making my decision on purchasing the tv, so you guys seem to be the best help.Some info that may help, maybe:
I've had the tv since August, 2012.
I use the tv for gaming, netflix (via pc with tv as secondary monitor). I don't watch much cable on it at all.
I've played the culprit game for about two hours straight. The "k.o. count" is bright white/yellow.
I've played other games for much longer (with static HUDs) and don't have the same issues.
I've run the scrollbar twice and have been trying to use the tv as normal for a week, hoping it clears out.TOO LONG; DIDN'T READ VERSION
Burn in? Know about temp. image retention. Can see HUD stuff from game. Hasn't happened on any other game. If it has to be replaced, what replaces UT50?
Thank you in advance for any help you can give!