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Getting a little screen burn - Ok to run White wash?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Scotty Boy, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Scotty Boy

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    Alright chaps.

    I've got a HD6 Panasonic Plasma, beautiful looking and a cracking picture. But, i've been getting into Halo 2 online alot recently, and i'm starting to notice a line of screen burn at the top middle because of the time being spent in a menu. Now, i've turned contrast down to -15 and brightness to -8

    Now, all I do, is run White bar scroll once or twice, and the bright white goes accross the screen a few times and it'll dissapear, same goes for image reversal.

    What i'm worried about, is that is that area more likely to get screen burn because it's already had it?

    And is it bad for your plasma to run the white bar scroll too much? I get very worried about the screen burn and sometimes run it once an evening.

    Cheers
    Scott
     
  2. Macleanrd

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    Screen burn is a permanant once you get it...........you have not got screen burn.

    What you have is image retention which will go away after a short while.
     
  3. Scotty Boy

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    Ah ok. Nice one. What about running white bar scroll? And damaging the TV in the long run?

    I take it that if I don't get rid of the image retention, that's when i'll get screen burn.

    With image retention, is that area more prone to get it again?
     
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    The white bar simply wears the screen evenly. You must have had the contrast too high to notice any image retention with that screen, ease off, I see you have now, and run the white bar only when you have to.
     
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    i believe it does affect the lifespan of the screen if you do it frequently, but you'll still have plenty left
     
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    Scotty Boy,

    Burn-in happens when certain fosfors on the screen age faster or differently then the surrounding fosfors. So, if you play hours a day, day after day (turning the TV off doesn't help) the same game without showing anything else on the screen for an extended period, burn-in could happen.

    Could you tell us for how long you have had this fixed picture on your screen before you got this image retention? Was this without pauses or did you sometimes change channels?
     
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    Have you got the wobbling feature on whilst playing games??

    I have never seen image retention on a Panasonic.
    Also have you got the component input set to cinema mode?
     

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