Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Trevor spencer, Aug 26, 2005.
ive just bought a PWD7 and this is my first plasma , should i be worried about screen burn
There are loads of threads asking the same question.
A search will help
But to answer your question, if you're careful, no.
Provided that you change the picture mode from "dynamic" to either "cinema" or "normal" and keep the contrast below about 50% you need not worry but don't leave a static image or a games "speedometer" or similar on screen for hours.
ok cheers , what do you prefer cinema or normal ?
will logos like TMF damage the screen ?
When I got my first plasma, a PWD4, about 5 years ago I was paranoid about screen burn. Pausing a video for a few minutes while I answered the phone had me really worried. In reality, and particularly with the newer Panasonics, you just do not need to worry if you have followed my advice earlier in this thread. The first sign of screen burn is better described as image retention - if having had a logo on screen for say a couple of hours has left a faint retained image of that logo but it then disappears you have reached the point of getting close to damaging the screen. The problem comes when it doesn't disappear!
I have regularly left a static image up on my screen for well over an hour and haven't seen any trace of image retention - equally I have seen other brands of plasma where even 30 seconds of a paused image has left noticeable image retention.
Cinema or normal? - very little to choose between them after calibration. Out of the box I would probably go with cinema.
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