Why do Panasonics glow in the dark?

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  1. dingwall

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    With the power cable unplugged!

    Been meaning to ask this for ages. My 6th gen never did it, but my 8th and 9th gen do. It was disconcerting downstairs, but now in the bedroom it's downright scary when you wake up in the middle of the night.

    My guess is it's to do with the new glass filters as their 'impact' is quite noticable too, and not for the better - more reflective, less black, worse double image panel reflection...
     
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    Well?

    I can't believe this isn't noticed or not a problem. :eek:
     
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    I've never noticed my PHD8 glow, even in standby...........I'll have to check this evening now
     
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    Never noticed, but will have a look at mine tonight, perhaps yours is haunted!!!! LOL
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Ectoplasma I guess that'd be...

    I bet Gordon does a good Egon mind.
     
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    I hear he does a good exorsism (spelling), will check when it gets dark enough:thumbsup:
     
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    Who ya gonna call?:D
     
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    I turned mine off at 2.30am last night, after it had received a serious beating from 4 hours of Rez and God of War ... it was very dark by then... but no ethereal glows.
     
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    You may need to let your eyes adapt to the dark, and have a completely blacked out room...
     
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    Never noticed my 42PX60 glow in the dark.
     
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    Yes my older Panasonic TH42PA20 does some hours after it has been swithed off, yes very spooky as you can clearly see the panel glowing a very dull grey.
     
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    Thats not scary...having an energy saving light bulb...that flicks on for about half a second..in the night...right outside your room...thats scary!!:)

    Especially when it isnt followed by a small child going to the loo

    Petrified me so much til I sussed out why...soon changed it!:)
     
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    Yep my panny's haunted!!!!!!!!!!!, it does glow somewhat, but as i usually just switch it off and go to bed its not an issue to me. I suspect this is a plasma common issue with all makes and is inherent in their design. :)
     
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    Thanks for doing the ghost-busting guys!

    It's definitely not a plasma issue! My Pioneer never did it, and as I said even my 6th gen Panasonic didn't do it?

    I'm not that bothered about downstairs, but in the bedroom it really is something else. In fact, it's going to go back it is so bright after the eyes have adapted - I have a feeling the shop ain't gonna believe me at first though!

    Poor show, Panasonic. :thumbsdow
     
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    My PW6 does this. I've always assumed that the phosphors are retaining a charge when the display is switched off, and it takes quite a while to discharge.

    Perhaps if you change the plasma to a disconnected input before switching off it will actively discharge the phosphors (i.e. go to black), and not glow as a result ?
     
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    Don't be so quick to judge, most of us do not have 42inch plasma's in our bedrooms LOL, so as i do most switch off and go to bed never seeing this trait, i am still sure this is a common plasma issue. perhaps a PIO owner may care to give an honest anwser:smashin:
     
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    Im considering the 50" PHD9 for my bedroom does this mean im going to have a beacon keeping me awake all night :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    My PX60 glows after I turn it off, and yes, it is a little creepy.

    However, heres a revolutionary thought... cover the screen with some nice fabric that matches the decor in the room. Thats what I do, and I can assure you it looks better than a large black square.

    I would do the same even if the screen didnt glow.
     
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    My Panasonic CRT glows in the dark for a couple of minutes after switching it off.
     
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    The set glows for the whole night, at least, I'm sorry to say.

    I'll try leaving it off for a few days to see if this can 'discharge' anything, although this is obviously of no practical use. As for switching inputs before switch off and throwing fabric over the screen every night - thanks but no thanks!

    Can any Pioneer owners (of the 6th gen sets) confirm whether this exists on their sets too? You need to close the curtain/blinds and let your eyes adapt to the dark (give the whole 30 minutes to make sure, although I see it after 30 seconds of switching the lights off with the Panasonics). I'm in a right quandry now as to what to replace the set with.
     
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    I'll have a look for you guys LOL!
     
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    Did anyone manage to check this? It is a serious issue if you could see how much it glows!

    I need to know before changing this one :lease:
     
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    My Pioneer 506XDE does not glow

    Nor does my Pioneer 434 in my bedroom

    The only thing that glows up there is me :devil:
     
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    My PX600 does not glow.
     
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    All phosphor based tv's do this. Unless they've got a darkening filter on the front, which many plasmas do to try and get near Panny's black-level.

    My old CRT set glowed nicely even after a few days. My current Panny panel does it.

    LCD's don't do this, if it really bothers you.
     
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    With due respect, they most certainly don't.

    Panasonics plasmas have the most darkening of all filters as well, by the way.

    Thanks for trying to help though.
     

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