I purchased an LG RU-42PZ61 a little over a month ago from CC. Lately, over the last week or so, there have been some image retention problems and was wondering if anyone else with a 42PZ61 or 50PZ61 is seeing the same.
Symswrx posted a while back that his friend with the 42PZ61 was having image retention problems, when a bright white or yellow object, such as the menu would appear to "ghost" or the bright image will be retained when the picture switches from a bright object in a scene to a very dark scene. In response, I posted that he should just turn down the contrast/calibrate the plasma as I was seeing a little of this and thought it was normal.
Now, the ghosting or image retention is very noticeable on my plasma even having been calibrated with the AVIA DVD. If there is a very bright object in a scene, and the scene then turns to a very dim scene, a ghost of the image can be faintly seen. With bright or colorful HD content it is obviously not noticeable, and when the dark scene transitions to a bright scene, the image retention is "reset"
-Also, on very dark scenes, a very dark blue pattern is near the top of the screen and in the middle.
-I currently have Comcast HD with a SA 8000HD and a Panny S97. The HD is using component and the Panny is connected with an HDMI to DVI cable.
-I have calibrated my plasma with the AVIA DVD before and after I noticed the image retention problems.
-Also, it seems as though the image retention is less dramatic through DVI than component. I will swap component cables tonight, but it seems it has more to do with the plasma than cabling.
-At the time I started seeing the image retention, it was after I had started playing my PS2 through component. The first few weeks I never hooked up the PS2, just played DVD's through the Panny and HD.
Anyone else seeing similar things with their LG?? I'm past the 30 day window to return. A service call to LG is next.