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Should I worry about burn in from Pandora on 5 year old Plasma?

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Hello all,
Quick question. I have had my Panasonic plasma for five years. For the first year it was very well broken in. It is served me very well. And I have always been very careful with image retention and burn in.. question is ..we just got Pandora radio throgh our blu ray player. , and I am concerned if my wife listens to it, there could be burn in as the Pandora menu app on the tv remains stationary.

Basically, can a five-year-old Panasonic's plasma still get burn in?


Thx for your feedback
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My 6-year-old Panasonic plasma seemed impervious to anything. It's more or less impossible to burn in a plasma, by the way. I suppose you could do it with a music app if you really tried. That said, I doubt the app actually leaves a static image on the screen for hours, that would surprise me a great deal.

Let's say you have 10,000 hours on your plasma so it has about 50,000 good hours left. (These estimates are conservative.) About 10% of your initial brightness is gone by now and you have 40% left till "half brightness". Over 5,000 hours of Pandora -- assuming the image is static, which, again, seems unlikely -- you'll use up 1/10th of what's left or 4% of the total brightness of the screen. So you'd now need to detect a 4% brightness gap between the Pandora menus and the rest of screen. On solid backgrounds, that's a maybe. On regular content, that's a "no chance". And to even achieve that, you needed 10,000 hours of Pandora and "only" 50,000 good hours left.
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My 6-year-old Panasonic plasma seemed impervious to anything. It's more or less impossible to burn in a plasma, by the way. I suppose you could do it with a music app if you really tried. That said, I doubt the app actually leaves a static image on the screen for hours, that would surprise me a great deal.
Let's say you have 10,000 hours on your plasma so it has about 50,000 good hours left. (These estimates are conservative.) About 10% of your initial brightness is gone by now and you have 40% left till "half brightness". Over 5,000 hours of Pandora -- assuming the image is static, which, again, seems unlikely -- you'll use up 1/10th of what's left or 4% of the total brightness of the screen. So you'd now need to detect a 4% brightness gap between the Pandora menus and the rest of screen. On solid backgrounds, that's a maybe. On regular content, that's a "no chance". And to even achieve that, you needed 10,000 hours of Pandora and "only" 50,000 good hours left.


Thx Rogo, appreciate it!
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