The Burn-In Faq:
Originally posted by rmcgirr83
6) Plasmas are very susceptible to "burn-in" when in their infancy as the phosphors have not had a chance to age. A few hundred hours of watching varied material to age the phosphors is not unrealistic and will probably due a lot to curtail possible damage.
Should it be changed to read "fill the screen" for a few hundred hours in place of "watching varied material"??
FWIW, according to this
"LG Electronics Wednesday announced that it will incorporate its DoubleLife technology, which prevents early burn-in of images onto a plasma screen, into plasma display panels starting in 2005. "
I wonder if this is specific to LG as the article states that the only difference is due to half brightness increase. I suppose (??) that the NR of 1920x1080 could have something to do with it, but I don't see how. This particular panel is 71 inches, has dual standard and HD tuners, and a 160 GB HD to record HD or whatever suits you. I wonder if this is the unit that will finally have Rogo saying "ahhhhhhh"?
Also curious how HDCP fits into all this and who can afford the $75,000 price tag although I would imagine that to be different at street, but something I still wouldn't be able to afford.
FWIW, they are introducing a 55" later this year.