A Prelude to Plasma Burn-in?

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  1. Jonathan.LP

    Jonathan.LP Auditioning

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    (my apologies if this should be in the Master Burn-in Thread; the last post is nearly 5 months ago, and I wasn't sure if anyone is still watching the thread)

    I bought a Panasonic TH-37PX60U plasma about 2 weeks ago. As soon as I took it out of the box, I did a basic calibration, including lowering the brightness and contrast to less than 50%. Now, however, I'm noticing that bright objects - in particular white text - are leaving shadows on the screen. The shadows form almost immediately, even if the bright object is on screen for less than a minute. The shadows then take anywhere from a few moments to several hours to fade. Does this sound like a red flag to anyone, or is it part of the plasma's normal "breaking in" period?

    My most gracious thanks for any advice.
     
  2. BruZZi

    BruZZi Second Unit

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    That's "Normal".

    The pixels are more sensitive to image retention in the first 100 hours or so.


    After the break-in period, the pixels will darken faster (after a bright image is displayed) and image retention shouldn't be an issue.


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  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    No, that's just plasma cell retention. Not to worry.
     
  4. Jonathan.LP

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    Thanks all, for the replies and the reassurance. Much appreciated.
     

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