image retention

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  1. degs2112

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    Please forgive me, another image retention/screen burn post, i have searched and cant find a definative answer,if there is one.
    I'm new to this home cinema/plasma malarky,just about finished my plasma wall ready to hang a panasonic Th37pe50 and just recently noticed that most of the channels my kids watch have images in one or both top corners.
    Are there any guidelines on how long it is ok to watch such a channel before screen burn affects this particular tv.
    any advice appreciated,
    Cheers.
     
  2. jackal

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    Just turn the contrast, which sets the white level, low for the kid's programmes and you should be ok.
     
  3. Dom996

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    On a Panasonic, turn the Dynamic Mode off, they all seem to come like this default out of the box, also as suggested drop the contrast and brightness settings, especially from new.

    Despite being a fan of the current Pioneers, generally in my experience the Panasonics are very good at not image retaining.
     
  4. Dave

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    When I had my new panasonic, I turned dynamic mode off, lowered the brightness and contrast and was careful not to leave a static image on the screen for more than an hour-ish for the first few hundred hours.

    Since then I haven't even thought about it and play on the xbox for 4 or 5 hours with no problems at all.:smashin:
     
  5. Dom996

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    Like I said, Pioneer has the edge in PQ, but you need to be careful of retention at first, but the Pannys seem indestructible.
     
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    Thanks for the info folks, most useful.
     
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    There is no record on this forum of any PE50 ever sustaining image retention. After marathon video game sessions and logos I have seen none. Relax. Set your PE50 to its best picture. This particular plasma does not need run in.
     
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    to be perfectly honest, don't rule out a 15 inch portable for kids channels. I have banned kids channels from my pv500. It stops image retention and is better for my fuel bills; the plasma chews through 350w and they would have it on all the time as background noise if I let them.
     
  9. TekHousE

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    Its a great idea..

    I relegated my old Sony 28" CRT to the downstairs, KIDS home theater..My daughter got my old Pioneer Home theater system and the tv thus freeing up my panny pv500..:)
     
  10. Dave

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    I wouldn't worry too much about the 350w. Your fridge is responsible for around a quarter of your bill.
     
  11. lunddal

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    And plasmas generally use much less than the specs say since it's very dependant on what's shown on screen.
     
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    I didnt know that fridges chew up the juice, in my home electric heating is the 800 lb gorilla on the fuel bill, thanks for the tip, small fridge perhaps?
     
  13. Dave

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    :eek: If you use electric heating then the fridge seems like a wonderful magical piece of oxygen emitting equipment.:D
     

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