It's been a while since I've been on the forum...a lot has changed. I apologize in advance if my questions have been covered (I'm sure they have been), but I've been having some trouble with my searches.
I'll give you the basics...I currently have a 7-year-old 46" Sony LCD that I actually like a lot, but I'm ready for an update, and I can have the Sony for a really nice set for my bedroom. I researched a lot both online and in-person...mostly looking at LED LCD sets. While comparing sets in-person at one of my local retailers, I happened to look over to the side, and that's when I saw it...literally the best-looking picture I've ever seen. It was the Panasonic TC-P60ST60. Absolutely beautiful. I went to a few different stores and looked at it in different settings, and even had one store put in some Blu Rays for me. I was absolutely sold on it.
I have never owned a plasma before, and I don't know as much about them as I should, especially since I just shelled out over a grand for one. I don't have buyer's remorse, but I guess call it buyer's concerns. As I have poked around, I've scared myself by reading discussions about image retention/burn in. I know that this can happen to LED LCD displays also, but it seems to be more of a concern with plasmas....especially when they are new.
Is there a break-in period (I've heard the first 100-200 hours), or anything I should be doing once I get the TV set up? I have read lots of discussions about not having channels on that have the perma-logos in the corner of the picture...but almost every singe station has one. Is there any advice any of you can offer to avoid image retention aside from never watching ESPN again? I am really jazzed about this set, and I really want to not screw things up, but I do still want to be able to use it to watch TV...
I don't have enough knowledge to be able to tell the difference between fact and fiction, so any education you can provide me will be greatly appreciated. I won't have the set until Monday, so I have time to keep researching. Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice.