I got a Hitachi 50" Plasma (P50H401) for $999 @ Best Buy the week before this past Thanksgiving. The picture looks great, and the price was stellar. However, I have one huge complaint about this display. I have DirecTV and if I watch a source on HBOHD that is 2.35:1 for five minutes, then switch to a channel that is simply 16:9 (1.77:1), I can clearly see the temporary burn-in from the previous channel's letterboxing. My previous tv was a 50" Pioneer, and I never noticed any form of burn-in, ever. At least on this Hitachi the burn-in goes away, but seriously... I'm afraid to watch DVD's on this thing! I got a Toshiba HD-A2 Player for $99 @ Walmart on their sale, and after watching an entire movie and going back to a full 1.77:1 source, it's pretty bad. The screen does have a 'wipe' feature built into the menu that displays a full white frame, which I often run to remove the temporary burn-in, but I'm sick of it! Should this be happening? Should it be so noticeable? Is there anything I can do to prevent permanent burn-in? Does anyone else on this board happen to have this exactly tv (P50H401)? I just don't know what to do...
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1/7/08 at 12:36am