Originally Posted by Demayor
I recently purchased a 50' Panasonic Plasma. I'm very exited about hooking it up to my PS3 to finaly game in HD, however I have read that there is a risk of having images burn onto the screen.
Do any of you use plasma to play videogames? Have you had the burn-in issue? If not, what can I do to prevent it from happening or at least minimize the risk.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Demayor. First off let me say that you will love the quality of your Panasonic for Blue ray and gaming. I have had my Panasonic for several months now. I own a 360, PS3, and a Wii. As for picture quality it is awesome for gaming and blue ray. There is a lot of extra care that goes hand in hand with owning a plasma. Burn in as you probably know of doesn't happen like it did with older plasma, but you do haave to deal with image retention. Someone gave me an analogy a long time ago, and this is probably the best way to describe it. When you first get your plasma, the pixels are new. If you keep a static image on the screen for a long period of time, the pixels that are being used age faster than the rest of the pixels. So when you first get your plasma you have to worry about IR more. It is more noticible. It is kinda like a kid. When you see a 5 year old and a 10 year old, it is easier to see a difference. With age it is harder to notice a difference, such as a 50 year old and a 55 year old. Same with plasmas. When you first get the plasma the older "more used pixels" are more noticibly aged compared to the rest of the screen. This is called IR. The more aged the panel the less you can notice the aged pixels. I still see IR after playing some games, but it goes away with regular TV veiwing after about double the amount of time I have played the game. A good rule of thumb, is to turn down all of your settings to "standard" or Cinema. The first 100- 200 try to avoid long durations of static images. You will always notice IR, even though your friend may not see it. It will always apear, but just remember it can go away. The earlier you introduce static images to a plasma, the longer it will take for it to go away with regular viewing. I hope this helps, and enjoy your plasma. Let me know if this explains it well enough.