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We have a 50" Panasonic Plazma we purchased in January. Last night the kids were watching a movie (There Will Be Blood) and then fell asleep. When my husband got up this morning he found the TV on and the final screen of the DVD (I don't know what that is called) was on. When my husband turned the TV off he could still see the outline of that picture on the screen, he could also see it on other stations. He said it was faint but he could still see it. My husband was livid!!!!


My question, can this be repaired? Will it fade out? Is this covered under warranty?


HELP!!! (Oh and I will mention that my "kids" are 18 and 21 and this was totally irresponsible!)
 

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If you bought it in January I'd say you have, based on my usage, maybe 750 hours on it. You should be okay. Just run Discovery or Cartoon channel for a few hours full screen so that there are no black bars.
 

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Watch some full screen movies for a while, it should fade over time. (bright animation works best)


(how many hours do you have on your Panny btw?)
 

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As the others have said, it'll almost certainly go away. Put on a full screen HD channel and let it run for a while.


Also, for future protection I'd suggest activating the auto-shut down feature.


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Discovery HD or HDNet would be my first and second choices.


And you are a good wife and mom, understanding your hubby while trying to save your kids from their richly deserved punishment.


"And the floggings will continue until all IR has vanished..." -- rwr1776


Hey...at least they weren't watching porn...that kind of IR could be hard to explain to guests.
 

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Originally Posted by rwr1776 /forum/post/14172185


Hey...at least they weren't watching porn...that kind of IR could be hard to explain to guests.

That reminds me of an old gamefaqs joke topic, it was quite entertaining for a while.
 

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As the others have said, it'll almost certainly go away. Put on a full screen HD channel and let it run for a while.


Also, for future protection I'd suggest activating the auto-shut down feature.


jeff

That's a good idea...I never considered turning that on.


I'm assuming that if you set Auto Off for, say, 3am and the set was off then (as it would be in most cases), then nothing happens?


Basically...it's not a toggle meaning if the display was off at 3am, it would then turn on.
 

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I'll bet that by the time she reads this it'll already be gone.

Probably, I just watched HP OoTP last night and the black bars almost completly vanished after 2 minutes, it actually surprised me how fast it faded. (I put on a 16:9 movie for about 15 minutes to clean up the remainder of the IR, not that it was needed, I just like to be careful with black bars)
 

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well, in case it doesn't go away, you can always have more kids or adopt.
 

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Thank you all so much! You have probably just saved a couple of lives today!!

What is the model number of your set?. Have you looked in the owner's manual. Most sets have a "whitewash" feature, that can be run to wipe out Imagine Retention, such as you have described. Take a look in your manual, and see if your set has that feature. Good luck.
 

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It'll almost certainly fade away. Just watch some bright shows that fill the entire screen.

This is correct, the set was not on long enough to cause perminent damage. I had the same thing happen to me many times.
 

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I have an older Panasonic plasma that survived a few such mishaps (one with a videogame!
) and I'm sure yours will be fine just as others have said.
 

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It something every plasma can experience. That happened to me one of the few times with noticeable IR. It should disappear within a day or 2.

This IR thing is a weakness for plasmas so tell hubby just ease down on the kids. He may accidentally do the same thing one day!
 
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