Originally Posted by Aliens
This is a real pisser. Custom mode with Contrast initially set to 75, then after 2 weeks reduced to 50.
I've had my Panny 65GT30 since the first of February. The IR (I'm hoping that is all this is and not burn-in) that you see (bar just below the top of the screen and above the bottom) is from Morning Joe on MSNBC. I watch from 6-7:15 M-F, and the longest time before a commercial break is 20 minutes. That I would get IR so easily when there are lots of commercial breaks is really puzzling. Hours on end of continual bars I can see, but not when the image is often changed. And this is an off-white bar, not a bright, bleached, white bar. I have an '03 Panny plasma that has never given me an IR problem and I did everything, except play games, to that thing from the very beginning. So far I've run the Disney WOW for 4 consecutive hours and no change. I'll run it all day tomorrow to see if I can get rid of it. From what I've read I understand it can take some time to remove this. I hope.
It appears that in the 3 months since I made that post, the IR is slowly, and I mean slowly, receding. Being as I had the panel calibrated a week prior to the initial post, I was reluctant to run a white screen or patterns for hundreds of hours to try and eliminate the IR. I decided to watch TV as I normally do and let time run its course. Hopefully, by early next year the remaining IR will be gone.
One thing I do every morning when I watch Joe, being as this is where I aquired the IR, is to turn the setting to standard, which really darkens the screen. I’ll do this until the IR is gone.
The left pic is from May and the right was taken yesterday.