Originally Posted by eagle_2
I just think its funny how the entire reason we buy these plasmas is because of their picture quality over LCD, then we're advised to set the contrast and light output so low that the screen looks muddy and dim. So what's the point of the plasma then? Just because I'm watching Seinfeld or Dancing with the Stars and not Tron Legacy doesn't mean I want the tv to look like garbage. I think it's pretty silly to expect people to adjust their set to look dim or muddy for regular tv viewing. I would not want to watch Fringe with the contrast and brightness turned down to 50. At that point an LCD would end up looking better (maybe not but my point is right now I've been breaking in my E8000 for about a week with Cinemax and the brightness and contrast are at 50 - I can't imagine being happy watching regular tv with it set this low).
"Plasmas are already somewhat at a disadvantage due to their somewhat limited light output. To ask people to set the brightness and contrast at a minimum for daily viewing and only brighten it up for movie events is kind of puzzling. I want my plasma to look good regardless of what I'm watching, not just the few hours a week I watch DVD/blu-ray. Otherwise what's the point?"
Well Said ! And your right...And that is a fact.
My panasonic plasma 50 inches v series did put IR for the first 200hrs or so.And as all members have advised i did not allow static images_Logos,Black bars for more than 20 to 30 minutes.And during that period itself my plasma used to get IR and also from the menu screen from BD player,DTH-HD box and from the Tv menu itself.But in just 4 to 6 minutes of viewing different content the IR used to vanish.And the IR used to happen when viewing static content after a cold start.i.e when the plasma tv is warmed up for 30 to 40 minutes then viewing contents with scoreboard,channel logos,news stickers,stock market scroll bars and even 16:9 content with black bars on top & bottom of the screen is very less prone to IR once the tv is well warmed up.And i watched all my movies with colour,brightness,contrast all set to my liking even when it was hardly 5hrs or one day old.All i took care was,to view the 16:9 content in zoom one mode which did remove black bars from top & bottom of the screen ! But now i do not pamper my tv in any way.Iam using it as regular CRT tv.And its around one year old.
And if one does not have the time & patience for their plasma to break-in for 500hrs or 6 months of usage.It would be better for them to go in for a sharp elite LED tv with local dimming and with yellow LED added for better picture quality.And i think sizes are now avaliable in 60,70,80Inches.And reviews say that the black levels on these new LED Tv's are closer to hi end plasma tv's.
By the way iam happy with my plasma,And hopping that in a couple of years, i would like to upgrade to a bigger sized tv,And iam sure that it would also be a panasonic plasma most likely from the VT line up 65inches model.