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Plasma burn-in

Deerhunter

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So is this still a problem? I have been thinking about getting a Panasonic Viera, since they have really come down in price. We keep our place dark so I am not worried about glare. When I am not home sometimes I have come in and a DVD title screen will be on.

Also I have my putter running to my TV now I stream shows from it since I don't have cable and even if I did I am too busy with home work or in class when the shows are one.

I am just worried about the screen. I have been looking at the 720p I am about 10' away for my seating and I was thinking about the 42" or maybe the 50"

This sight shows it will not make a difference with 720p
http://carltonbale.com/1080p-does-matter
 

Doghart

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Just keep the contrast and brightness turned down for the first 100 hours of use.

Avoid black bars (top/bottom and sides) as well.

After that calibrate with a DVD/Bluray and enjoy.

At your seating distance I would absolutely do the 50" 720p.

D
 

AndySTL

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I could be wrong, but I think burn-in refers to permanent issues. This is not a huge problem anymore. Image retention, however is still possible with plasma. It goes away over time, but it can be noticeable. I don't think it's a deal-breaker for me. I prefer plasma.
 

Maximo

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I recently went through this ( amonth ago actually) and when brand new, plasmas have a lot fo image retention. Run ful screen, no black bars no channel logos for @ the first 100 hours and you will be set.
 

Deerhunter

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Sweeeet cool I will do, I have been looking at a lot of them and I just like the plasma better and you just cant beat the refresh rate of 600hz
 

AndySTL

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Deerhunter said:
Take a look at this post from dealnews. You could save $79 and skip the sales tax unless you live in NY, NJ, or PA.

http://dealnews.com/Panasonic-VIERA-50-600-Hz-720-p-Plasma-HDTV-for-621-free-shipping-/391435.html
 

Rope

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It's already been said, take it easy for the first hundred hours, no letter box with black bars bottom, or sides. Keep the contrast/brightness control below the standard, no stationary bright static images (gaming) or ticker tape programming (CNN). Until the cell structure is stable, Plasma displays cells have a memory, much like charging a nickel cad battery. If they're exposed to one shade of brightness or darkness, they will remember that state. After 100-200 hours, you would have to deliberately leave a very bright static image on the display for 48 hours or more to attain permanent image retention; in fact, I don't know it can be done with the new generation of plasma displays.

I own a 720p plasma display and viewing distance is 8'. At 10', I doubt you could distinguish the difference between 1080p/720p if you were comparing side-by-side. Depends on the viewer's vision acuteness, or lack of.

Rope
 

Deerhunter

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Rope said:
It's already been said, take it easy for the first hundred hours, no letter box with black bars bottom, or sides. Keep the contrast/brightness control below the standard, no stationary bright static images (gaming) or ticker tape programming (CNN). Until the cell structure is stable, Plasma displays cells have a memory, much like charging a nickel cad battery. If they're exposed to one shade of brightness or darkness, they will remember that state. After 100-200 hours, you would have to deliberately leave a very bright static image on the display for 48 hours or more to attain permanent image retention; in fact, I don't know it can be done with the new generation of plasma displays.

I own a 720p plasma display and viewing distance is 8'. At 10', I doubt you could distinguish the difference between 1080p/720p if you were comparing side-by-side. Depends on the viewer's vision acuteness, or lack of.

Rope

Thats what I have been reading so I figured 720p is perfect and the price on them too for what you get.

Dang too bad I live in AZ
 

Doghart

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If you buy from Costco they will automatically extend the warranty for free.

They just don't take credit, except for their own of course....


Also, you can get a 58" S2 series panny from BB right now for $1299. :scared-yipes:

D
 

Maximo

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I paid $890 with free shipping and a free blueray player. For a 50" 1080p tv. So keep that in mind when you are bargain shopping. We are real close to black friday. I would be tempted to wait.
 

Doghart

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I was just in BB at lunch, they have the 50" S2 Panasonic 1080p Plasma with a Monster :eusa-whistle: Surge protector, Bluray player and 2 movies for $999.... wow.

D
 

Yesfan70

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I paid about $1500 for mine about 3 years ago.



Man, they have really dropped in price over the years. A 50" plasma for $700? Hell yeah I would be all over that.
 

Deerhunter

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Well I got it! Just picked up my 42" yesterday I got the 720p and for as close as I am its perfect, my wife thinks were too close and says it makes her eyes hurt. My mother-in-law also says its too close were just over 10' away. Agr women :laughing-lettersrofl:

I have not taken the time to adjust the picture yet but I did turn down the contrast. Just been watching movies and TV to get it broken in. Then I will break out the Disney THX disc to set the colors till I get my blue ray and that other disk for it. But its getting late and its a early morning.
 

Yesfan70

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I also have a 720p. It's a 50" plasma and I sit about 11ft away from it. 1080p would have been a waste of money for that size and seating distance.
 
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