Panasonic TH42PV500 Screenburn/ Image Retention

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  1. b4rge

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    Have had the pv500 for about eight months there abouts and run it in properly at least i thought.
    The last couple of weeks the kids have been onto me for setting the Xbox up on the screen and i fnally gave in :oops: this is where the problem as come from.

    The Xbox as been on a couple of hours a night for the last 7-10 days and may be longer at the weekends, What i noticed the other night was a faded image of parts of the game on the dark areas of the screen these included game logos shapes etc.
    The game in question is the racing game "Juiced".

    I have since watched a few dvd's and a few hours of tv but the retention is still there, don't get me wrong it's not in you face obvious but in dark background images its still there.

    Any views on this appreciated and what are issues on warranty ?

    Regards

    paul
     
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    i thought i had screen burn on mine from the 360, with the screen only 3 weeks old and set on dynamic, played for 6 hr stretches, major image retention not burn, give it a while it will most likely go.
     
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    Hi

    Ive had my 42PV500 for a couple of months now, with the XBox360 being used heavily about 4 hours per night, and so far no issues with retension or burn!

    Only thing I have changed is not have it in Dynamic! :clap:
     
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    Thanks for the reply,
    Checked again retention still there, had the picture set on standard not dynamic so will have to wait and see. Tried to tune the set on anologue tv to a untuned frequency ie white noise but found the set keeps turning itself off after a few miniutes which suprised me, so will keep fingers crossed.
     
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    It turns itself off? I'm sure mine doesn't.... because that's how I've gotten rid of any retention I've had in the past as well... hmm! Maybe it does and I haven't left it on there long enough I guess. Surprised though that a little while of regular TV and DVD viewing, let alone the white noise, hasn't gotten rid of the retention yet.
     
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    Yea definately switches to stand by if left tuned to a untuned station:suicide: if you know what i mean but not to concerned about that just the image retention,
    Checked again today, has faded slightly bit still there, have to wait and see:boring:
     
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    still got it then stew, you havn,t been tempted to the dark side and sold it for the phd8
     
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    Mine does this too. It wont stay tuned to 'fuzz' without going into some sort of power saving mode.

    My advice is play some full screen DVD on a loop that has bright punchy graphics and wack the contrast UP not down, and let it give the set a work out. Avoid anything that has a static image or logo while you are doing this too. When gaming keep contrast and brightness at 25% and it shouldnt pick anything up. Oh and ban the game that did it from your set. And if any helpfull harry says retention / screen burn on plasmas is now a myth, go ahead and shoot them. (on xbox Live of course wink)
     
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    Well I generally don't get retention, occasionally but rarely. However yeah, I've been a bit vocal on here a few times about getting a PHD8 instead but I've decided to leave it. The hassle of selling the PV500 just doesn't appeal to me ;)

    Now you mention it though I started having retention problems after doing the ALP-Mult fix in the service menu regarding dynamic contrast. I set it to it's minimum and that is when the retention started. Having put it back up, albeit still lower than it was, the retention problems seem to have cleared up :)
     
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    Take a weeks break from the AV Forums to consider the rules and work out how not to break them.
     
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    What mode and settings are you using?
     
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    Viewing Mode in Normal
    Contrast about 75%
    Brightness and Colour about 50%

    Its been a good couple of weeks and the retention has faded but is still noticeable on dark screen scenes.

    Does anybody know how to check the hours run on this tv ?
     
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    Does anybody know how to check the hours run on this tv ?
     
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    It's in the FAQ section mate. :smashin:
     

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