Found this on a good websit called www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com 1) Never leave static images on the unit. Do not pause a picture on the plasma for more than a minute. This will cause phosphor burn in. Watch the unit in full widescreen format as much as possible to avoid differentiation between the side bands of the unit. While this does not actually decrease the longevity of the phosphors it does cause an annoyance to have to play a gray static image to "erase" the burn in. Will this work for burnt in images as well as blank bars? Any comments/thoughts! Thanks, Glenn.