Originally Posted by yenal
I am baffled to see people questioning validity of *these accounts* posting into this thread. Seriously what would the benefit of posting this *false* information? I am telling you that this was *burn in* not IR. I've tried various methods for days to remove the *burned in* logo to no avail. Actually some people need to take their Panasonic shirts off.
What about the validity of all of the owners who have NOT reported IR?
Or who have Specifically reported a LACK of IR, even after looking for it?
Or the handful of owners - like ourselves - who reported having a "problem" with IR fairly early in the life of a panel, only to see that issue Self Correct as the panel aged?
In the grand scheme of things, only a tiny fraction of owners have reported significant IR problems which have continued past the first few hundred hours of ownership (perhaps because many owners experiencing IR have not kept their panels for that long of a time).
I am certain that those owners who are complaining about IR are, indeed, seeing IR on their panels. After all, if you have significant IR, it is fairly easy to pick out, even during normal programming.
But, given the wide disparity in owner's experience in this area, rather than an assumption that ALL 2012 Panasonics are afflicted wth a fatal IR problem, it seems much more likely that....
A) There is some GLITCH that impacts a small percentage of 2012 panels; and/or -
B) A handful of owners may be using inadvisable picture settings, and/or leaving Bright, Static Images on-screen for too long, too early in the life of their panel; and/or -
C) Are new plasma owners who simply do not understand the nature of the beast, and become Agitated when they Game for 8 hours, then toss on a gray slide & see some image retention;
And/or - D) Don't understand the difference between normal Short-Duration IR, which dissipates readily upon normal usage of the panel, and actual "Burn In," which is rare on current panels - but which I DO believe can happen.
And, yes, for All Practical Puposes, "IR" that lasts for WEEKS might as well BE "Burn-in" in the minds of most users: although that happened some time ago to our 50" Pan, which is now approaching 3 years old and shows no
remaining traces of that incident. (Our fault: a bright static image was left on screen for Quite A While - and did remain visible, against the "right" background, for a couple of MONTHS afterwards before fading away....).
Have a lot of sympathy for those having serious IR problems with their panel - try searching on Green Blobs and/or Pink Tint on 2011 panels - but based upon the totality of owner reports thus far, it seems a mistake to condemn the entire year's production...