Originally Posted by Speakerphile
Originally Posted by Tarheel1400
I can tell you I purchased the new vt60 and had image retention every time I used it. It was mild and did go away but it was there and annoying.
Did you run any break-in slides? You can counter the issues of new panel sensitivity by running them to help alleviate the issue you speak of. I had a 58V10 for a while and did not experience any issues with IR while gaming. I also know quite a few people that game on plasma's with no IR problems. The issue of IR with plasma is largely overblown. Case in point, there are people on this very thread that are "scared" to buy a plasma because of what they have heard.
That statement doesn't follow. Of COURSE people form their decisions about TVs based largely on what they hear. You'd be a complete idiot not to. Gauging a TV even partially by reviews (professional and personal experiences) is precisely
that and completely sensible.
My recommendation is to try it, you just may be surprised. Just run the slides if you want to game right away.
Yep, it's usually critical. When you dive deep into what the plasma cells are actually doing at the physics level, you realize you almost always need to get them going for a while in a very controlled way before subjecting them to potentially burning patterns. Some try to shortcut this by watching nothing but full 16:9 content (absolutely no LB or PB) for a while first, but I'd say that's probably a mistake.
That said, the people who complain about this happening aren't all newcomers to the panel world and have followed the (even 200 hour!) instructions. Not all panels are "ok" out the gate.