Originally Posted by Scotty2H
They are the same modes as in last years models. Here is a quote from a section of the review of last years 5084 from Cnet.com
"The setup menu also contains a section candidly labeled "Screen Burn Protection" that provides more options to remedy burn-in than just about any other plasma TV. The "white" option filled the screen with a white field while the "scrolling" option created a black-to-white ramp that scrolled slowly across the screen; both are designed to remove burned-in sections of the screen if they appear. There's also an adjustable "pixel shift" function that slowly moves the entire image across the screen to help prevent stationary screen elements, such as letterbox bars and tickers, from burning in to begin with. Finally, there are two settings, dark and light, for the side bars around 4:3 programs. As much as we consider burn-in a greatly exaggerated issue with plasma, we still like the fact that Samsung includes all of these reassuring options"
My Samsung has far less IR than my 2 year old LG. My LG has horrible IR but even after 2 years of heavy, heavy gaming and watching lots of letterbox movies there isn't even the slightest hint of burn in. Do not confuse Image Retention with Burn In. All plasma's will have some Image Retention but goes away quickly when the pixels(cells) get used for another image.
A link to the rest of Cnets review on last years 5084 in case you wanted to see the whole thing.http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...tag=prod.txt.1