Originally Posted by allWhiteMeat
Ok, I made it to page 5 and couldnt read anymore. The attacks against Falcon for experiencing the EXACT same thing I experience is not cool. Here is my story....
bought the 55st50 after I really disliked the 55lg7600. Babied the set for the first 100 hours, slides, no static images, no xbox 360. everything was going great. then I got some nasty quick onset "forever" duration IR. may as well be burn in as far as Im concerned
setting on the tv, since day 1.
pixel orbiter ON
the problem was borderlands 2. I played with my brother for 2 hours one night. Not 8 hours. Im not lying. It started as 30 minute sessions becuase the game gave me really bad motion sickness. So I couldnt (and still cant) play for more than a few hours. So my brother was online one day and got his character upt o level 14. took him 4-5 hours. I joined his game and played for at most 2 hours. thats 6 hours on his ST30, 2 hours on my ST50. The next day I was shocked to see everything burned into the screen from my HUD, I phoned him up and his didnt have even a hint of an image!!!Mine however was another story. not just the white lettering, but the red health meter left a blue image behind. The blue shields left a red image behind. the white lettering leaves gray shadowing. I dont play in game mode becuase the "motion jutter" from 30fps games is awful on this tv, and game mode doesnt let me run motion smoothing (med). So I run it in custom mode, everything off except pixel orbiter and motion smoothing. no torch mode, very low contrast and brightness. Im not lying, or covering my ass. Its the freaking truth.
My panel will retain an image after several seconds of a high contrast image. Like the netflix loading screen. Or as I flip through the dvr menu, the grid of the display gets burned in after a few minutes. It sticks around for hours and hours and hours. the heavy IR from the game is visible OVER normal viewing. Like a shadow or smudge that doesnt move. Its super annoying. I didnt play a game for 8 hours straight, days in a row to make this problem. It was ONE two hour session, and its been stuck on the panel for weeks now. Weeks. that may as well be burn in. Luckily I always buy my electronics from best buy and bought the Protection Plan. The store said I can get a service man to come replace the panel and see if it was just a bad panel. If the next panel burns or retains an image after a few minutes for days, or weeks of retained image after a few hours, they will replace the panel again. After the 3rd time I get my money back.
Im really frustrated with this issue. Im not a troll, but got sick of the attacks on someone who had the same problem as me, and didnt "abuse" the tv to get the problem either. Just had the audacity to watch a program/game with a static image for ~2 hours. Not overnight, not all weekend gaming session. A single 2 hour session and weeks of normal viewing have not fixed the problem. I run the "anti image retention" program in the Tv's menu everynight before bed, and it doenst disappear. Furthermore, the whole screen looks dirty and inconsistent when the "white" is being displayed. I really hope that this is a comparable issue to the IPS lottery issue the LG suffered from. Im running out of rooms and money to put these TV's in.
Im past the return policy, as anyone would be if they had to wait 400 hours to determine if the set works properly.thats like a 36,000 mile warranty for a problem that is "supposed" to work itself out after 50,000 miles. You are out of warranty by the time you realise its broken and not going away but now the manufacturer says tough titties.Yeah, i dont post here all the time. Just when there is an issue and Im looking for help resolving the issue. So low post counts mean nothing, and I laugh at you old timers that think I need to have posted here for months/years and have thousands of posts to be taken seriously. I bought the tv, did what I was supposed to. Low contrast/brightness settings. Slides, limited use of static images. But a single 2 hour gaming session ruined the 4 corners of the screen, and it shows up OVER normal images. Call me a liar if it makes you feel better/bigger/more important/smarter. I dont care. What I do care is that I used this tv as it was supposed to be used, and its suffering TERRIBLY from quick onset "forever" duration IR, which might as well be burn.
btw, my brother on his 55st30 didnt baby it, run slides, anything. He mounted it on the wall and started LONG gaming sessions of Rock Band (talk about static images) MW3, BF3, anything he wanted. He never, not once, had image retention for even a few seconds. Nill, nada, zilch. I get it for hours from looking at the menu and playing with contrast settings. I also get that "raindow static" inside darker shades. its the main reason my contrast and brightness are so low. If I raise it any higher, any dark brown areas on screen develop this random pixel rainbow effect. Like certain pixels fire random colors to make rainbow colored static. at brightness 59 its awful, at 58, its almost gone, at 57 its gone completely. I dont think its normal, but didnt care becuase I could make it go away. my brother said it was from dish network compression, but im not so sure. I find it worth noting that someone else who had quick onset IR ALSO had this rainbow static issue. Im calling best buy to replace the panel, and Im not sure I want to baby the next one. The st30 wasnt babied by my brother, and his works the way it should. Flawlessly.