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Spotting Screen Burn

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by anuvid, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. anuvid

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    Noticed after 20 mins of snooker when I turned the plasma and the light off the shape of the snooker table remained in shadow against the feint afterglow of the plasma. Don't know if it'll be there in the morning nor whether it's just a basic ghosting or full on screen burn. How do you know actual screen burn ?

    Have a panasonic TH42PE50 if it makes any odds.
     
  2. Lionheart

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    Screen burn stays forever....however its rare...screen retention fades away with normal use (ps im guessing u know all about the run in process if your tv is new)
     
  3. Mindvox

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    What exactly is this "run in", Lionheart?

    Would appreciate some further info since my Plasma arrives tomorrow (LG 42PX3RV).

    Apart from taking the contrast WAY down, what else should I do?

    Cheers. :smashin:
     
  4. crank

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    :smashin: As soon as you get your tv out of the box and turn it on the first thing you must do is....go into picture settings and set the contrast and brightness to around 40% definatly under 50% and keep these settings for the next 200hrs :rolleyes: This is seen by the majority on these forums as the bedding in period which will help greatly reduce the chances of screen burn :D Its would also be a wise choice not to veiw channels with the same static logo for more than an hour as this also helps.If youre a footy fan like me i always turn the tv over during half time and find this helps against image retention..At the end of the day these are precautions for the first 200hrs to help protect agaisnt screen burn which is'nt that common these days anyway so there is no need to panic...enjoy your set because you have made wise choices and they are great and remember the picture also improves once the tv is bedded in so the best is yet to come :eek: :clap:
     
  5. MAT365

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    Hi Anuvi

    what you are seeing is the slow discharge of the pixel cells, i.e the last image on the screen, it's not the same as image retention or burn in.
    incidentally if you did have image retention in it's uinlikely you could detect it with the panel switched off.
     
  6. Benfica

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    Hi

    I also have a panny 42" PA50 and had seen the same thing happening. It was with the "Hollywood" channel logo and some subtitles.

    I must confess I was in panic. But I switched the TV on again, selected channel "0" (no image - just white and black random "rain") for a couple of seconds, switched it off and there were no more ghost image!

    So, at the end no problem at all !
     
  7. Lionheart

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    Sorry I didnt reply earlier Mindvox...Crank said it spot on...in addition change your viewing mode in the picture settings to anything but whatever passes for the brightest in appearance....in the case of Panasonic this is Dynamic mode....switch it to something else such as normal or cinema mode....the tv is likely to be delivered set to the brightest mode cos it looks good in the shop. As Crank says these are precautions and 200 hrs is not that long to wait...after that if u want u can turn things up to your liking...remember u dont want Dynamic mode on (or whatever your tv equivilent is)...ps remember to check settings for every input you have because the tv is likely to have separate settings for each...so make sure you have the right settings as discussed in this thread for your DVD player, Skybox, xbox etc etc :thumbsup:
     

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