|Originally posted by Tikcip
There is a master burnin thread sticky near the top of the Rear Projection forum. I'd post a link but I don't have 5 posts yet. There is some good info there.
FWIW, I wrote the original that Antonio used for the RPTV forum (modified for RPTV's). The plasma one is in my sig.
Burn-in occurs due to an uneven wear of the phosphors of a phosphor based display device (CRT RPTV and plasma, eg). It's also caused by static images left on the screen for tons of hours.
Basically all you need to do to alleviate it or reduce the chance of it happening is to get your display calibrated correctly (Avia or DVE) and vary your viewing habits.
FWIW, for the past 20 months that we have owned our plasma, I play about 15 hours per week on the unit and have no burn-in nor even image retention.
It looks great...except for when I die, even then I can't imagine looking any better dying either.
RE: the individual who has burn-in from xbox UT, it would be interesting to know how much, percentage wise, xbox is played on that unit as compared to all other viewing.
If you want to use the set strictly (>50%?) gaming...I would say you would be better served by either a DLP or LCD set as Dean has mentioned.