Originally Posted by Beelzebub1666
Hello everyone, for the past 2 weeks all I've done is nothing but try to read as much of the forums as i can. maybe that's why I'm going a little nuts here. I got my PN59D8000 2 weeks ago and I've been freaking out about burn-in & IR, now to the point that im considering exchanged it for the UN series, I have burned the break in dvd with all the solid colors and have run it for a few hours here and there, my wife watches shows with black bars on the side, and i do a fair amount of gaming. The first weekend alone i was so excite to have the tv i forgot about this and i played a few hours of Battlefield right after i could see some signs of IR so i was upset then after a night of my wife watching her shows i saw it again with a channel logo, now both of the IR are gone but im still tryiing to decide if i made the right choice. I will do gaming on it in the future and my wife will watch shows with black bars on the side. Is this something i should be worry about ? will this be something i shouldn't be to concern about after the first 100 like so many people here say ? and i would like to hear from people that own this T.V. and have similar activities with it like i do ? and if they have had any problems with burn-in or IR? Thank You for any reply's
From what I've gathered you're going to have to be careful if you intend to use a plasma for a lot of gaming and TV watching.
First, make sure your pixel orbiting is turned on. It shifts the image slightly every few minutes to try and help the pixels from being burned in. Second, if you find yourself only watching certain channels all the time, and you play one particular game all the time, like say Battlefield multiplayer, a plasma might not be the best TV for you. Over the long haul it would be hard to avoid burn in.
Just think of it this way. Anytime a static object is on your plasma screen it is being burned in. Now it may take a hours to make it truly persistent for a while, but it's always happening. So you just need to be aware that you need a mix of things to prevent these things from being burned in permanently. If you're going to play Battlefield online for 3 hours, you might want to make sure that TV is also getting 5 hours of something else the next night. It can't just be 3 hours of the same thing night after night, or you will end up with a problem.