Originally Posted by demonRR
if this happens again, im jumping ship to an LED set. no more worries about I/R B/I ever again. if i knew i had to walk on egg shels to watch a plasma set w/o any i/r, i would not have bought another plasma. my 42" panny plasma i had for 3 yrs never had any brun in or i/r. i never ran any slides. just opened the box and watched tv as normal.
That's what I did. I've tried plasma twice--a Vizio 6 or so years ago, and a 55" Panny UT50 last month.
Both times I had issues with IR. I ran slides for 100 hours first both times as well.
I think it's just my uses are bad about IR--lots of ESPN (literally on all day sometimes--though I didn't do that with the UT50 and still got IR) and lots of gaming, with some movies mixed in. So lots of static stuff to get IR, and things like sports, games etc. tend to have a lot of bright images (hockey ice, light wood on basketball courts etc.) where logos and HUDS are really noticeable. So for me it wasn't something I just noticed on white slides or when running the screen wiper.
On top of that, with both the Vizio and the UT50 I was driven nuts by buzzing on bright scenes that was clear audible over dialogue in quieter scenes. I either have **** luck with getting extra loud buzzers (had techs out both times who couldn't fix it and said they thought it was normal though), or just have hearing that is very sensitive to noticing it.
So plasma's just aren't for me. I'm not a videophile anyway so I don't really care about the black levels, getting closer to reference picture etc. anyway. So I'll gladly give up that PQ stuff to be able to use the TV as I like without worries about IR, and to not be annoyed by buzzing.