Originally Posted by rwr1776
So, here's a question for folks. Take a look at the attached picture.
The Jackasses at Channel 2 want to be sure you remember who is providing live coverage of the local fireworks so were kind enough to include this torch bright logo on their screen.
I was outside going... "Ooooo....ahhhhh" while this thing played inside for about an hour.
Afterwards, I saw my first IR ever. I could see the image of that "2" on both solid black and solid white backgrounds, but not during normal viewing. The image faded gradually over about 5 minutes until it was completely gone.
The question is, how does that fare....average...better...worse than others experiences...
Here's the pic...
It looks like you have the same TV as me. I have a 50PG20... I know you have an LG for sure.
Anyway, I am still working at getting rid of the history channel logo burn-in, IR, whatever the hell you want to call it. Pretty upset, because the History Channel HD only gets about 20% of my viewing, yet that is the only logo that I can see on a completely dark or white background.
There is nothing wrong with the TV, either, the problem is these stations keeping on a solid, non transparent logo that gives uneven phospher wear. Basically, once I get this fixed (if I get it fixed) there will be no more History Channel HD until they change their damn logo. It is frustrating because they are one of the few stations that have sold a bold logo that stays on nearly the entire time.
This has been a eye-opener for me. While there is very little real world problems with what I am experiencing, it does bother me to know that I have the image in the screen. If I were to say, watch a dark movie, or a scene that gets all white (flash bang, or something) you would see it. Again, real world scenario isn't serious. But it is still frustrating.
This also isn't just 'IR' as other forms of IR pretty much are gone in seconds. Hell, even when I play super nintendo, Super Mario World for like 2 hours straight (static images all over) the IR clears up fast... But not the History Channel! Nope, that bitch of a logo wants to remain there and go with you wherever you go! Ok, done with my rant...
Edit ** Just wanted to state that I believe station logos are more harmful to your plasma than playing video games. Why? Well, most video games you play and you beat. Ok, so 40 hours broken up over several sessions and then you are done with that game. Since every game has a different place for these static images, you can be relatively sure it won't cause any long term problems. But a station logo! Yes, a station logo will get many more hours depending on your viewing habits. Like to watch iceroad truckers? Or Axemen? Or Universe? Or all the great programs that the history channel has to offer? Well, you will rack up, far far far more than 40 hours and that bold bitch of a logo is going to keep burning away the life of those phosphers. Yep, I strongly believe that bold non-transparent station logos are more harmful that video games on a Plasma TV.