I have a Panasonic 46PZ80U, and I have a few questions about IR/BI. The TV has been broken in, I'd say it has more than 160 hours of use. During the first 100 hours I had it play full screen (Zoom mode for black bars) standard def TV, and some blu-ray movies. I started playing video games at around the 70 hour mark, but I never had the settings above 50 during this time. Apart from the green phosphor trails (I can only see them if I look for them though) the set is great.
Now, on to my questions.
1) I noticed one day that if I leave the TV menu on for about 10 seconds, I can still see it after I close it. Why does this happen after such a short period of time? In one of my games, I see the SEGA logo pop up for about 4 seconds, and if I look closely at the screen, I can see the image. I only see these when I'm quite close to the screen and all the lights are off, so it's no problem at all. I just want an answer
2) Like the above scenario, but if I leave an image on for around a minute, I can easily see it from anywhere in the room, even with some lights on. A good example is when I pick a game on my PS3. When you select a game to play, it usually shows a splash screen before you run the game, in this case it's the Killzone 2 demo. I left the splash screen on for around a minute (I like the music :P) while I got my movie. After I put the movie in and it went to a black screen, I could easily see the Killzone 2 logo from my couch, which is about 6 feet away. I thought the break in would stop these kind of IR issues, so why does it still come up after leaving a logo on for such a short time?
3) What does the pixel orbiter do? I assume it moves the pixels around a bit, but exactly how does it do this? And what about the settings for it? I can set it to Force 1, 2, 3, 4, or automatic. Does force mean it sets it to move the pixel every second, minute or hour? And how does automatic differ from Force?