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new TH-42PZ700U 42 burn in info plz help

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Hi I just received my new plasma and I am very impressed with the picture

quality however I am worried about burn in.

Ive took the preventive steps and turned ''vivid'' mode off and turned the contrast and picture to zero some say the new panasonics does not need

burn in protection features because they dont need em and I am hoping that

is true but,

I was wondering how long a image has to be there before it can potentially burn-in.

I love playing madden on my 360 at the bottom of the screen it keeps the score and shows the teams pretty much the duration of a game which is usually a hour or not much longer do you guys think that is long enough to harm my new set?

Any info on this sorta thing would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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Originally Posted by lando321 View Post

Hi I just received my new plasma and I am very impressed with the picture quality however I am worried about burn in.

Ive took the preventive steps and turned ''vivid'' mode off and turned the contrast and picture to zero some say the new panasonics does not need burn in protection features because they dont need em and I am hoping that is true but, I was wondering how long a image has to be there before it can potentially burn-in. I love playing madden on my 360 at the bottom of the screen it keeps the score and shows the teams pretty much the duration of a game which is usually a hour or not much longer do you guys think that is long enough to harm my new set?

Have you read the PZ700U Newbie Thread yet?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=983302
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yes ive read the newbie thread it said that images could burn in over long

periods of time I was just wantin to know if playing madden or watchin espn

or any news channel for that time a hour or two could cause burn in on this

particular set.
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Originally Posted by lando321 View Post

yes ive read the newbie thread it said that images could burn in over long

periods of time I was just wantin to know if playing madden or watchin espn

or any news channel for that time a hour or two could cause burn in on this

particular set.

I have three plasmas and my newest set (77U) uses the same panel as the 700U...and is the most IR resistant panel I have ever used or seen. Taking your set out of vivid mode is a good thing, but personally I think setting the contrast/brightness to 0 is overkill. My advice is to use a calibration disk such as Avia II or DVE or simply adjust the settings to your liking. I don't feel that an hour or two of anything would cause any permanent damage to a 10th gen Panasonic panel.
post #5 of 6
I think the risk from watching a news or sports channel is extremely low. They break for commercials every few minutes.

Gaming should be fine, but I'll say that my 700u got some nasty IR from Call of Duty 4. It took a very long time to fade, and that was by running a pure white screen from a PC for several hours. Watching standard 16:9 TV didn't seem to help at all. Even then it didn't go away completely. That's the only game that's given me any trouble, others seem fine.
post #6 of 6
I have have the 77 as well and have played NCAA Football for a couple of hours each game. I also watch ESPN and NBA league pass every night. Not one drop of IR.

I really think that commercial breaks, etc along with the advancement of technology in the tv's pretty much nullify IR on newer sets. I usually just play games for 1 to 2 hours, but if you want to be careful you can always flip the set to regular tv for a minute or so and flip back in between your games. But, I think most games have enough scene changes to keep IR from happening.
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