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how much to fix screen burn?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by RonBurgundy, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. RonBurgundy

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    simply how much would it cost to fix a 50 inch pioneer with image retention of sky news almost like headers and footers!
     
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    There is no 'fix' as such - you cant ship the Display to a work shop and ask for it back with the image retention removed.

    You can however have a go at it your self using an all white full screen image - leave it running for a few hours at a time.

    What is the Screen? How Old is it? and What is it used for?

    Best regards

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    Joe,
    Someone recomened to me once that running the plasma with an all snowy/static picture would help as well. Any truth to this? :)
     
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    The image removal facility on newer plasmas is noise as opposed to plain white. This generally gives better results and has less effect on the overall life of the screen. It's basically the same random noise you get when an analogue tuner is not tuned to any signal.

    Try it for a few hours. If it helps, try a few more. It may or may not work, depending on the severity of the burn. If it doesn't work, the only option is a new screen which will probably cost more than the set is worth.
     
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    Gutted for you mate hope the above suggestions help.
     
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    I would guess the cost would be very similar to the price of a new 50" Pioneer :thumbsup:
     
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    Surely someone must be able to analyse screen-burn and produce an image that is the exact inverse of the burned image, and play it for a while, thus bringing all the phosphors on the screen exactly in line with one another?

    Bear in mind that, even if this did work, you'd be shortening the lifespan of the screen by doing it.
     
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