Image retention on screen after TV is shutoff

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  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    After watching a DVD and shuttng off the TV, there is a black image imprint/retention on the screen for several seconds before it fades away. Is this something to be concerned about? This was using 480 p with the DVD player doing the deinterlacing on component. My TV is a month and a half old Sony KP-57WS520 --- well calibrated.
     
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    the phosphors, especially the green tube, will emit light even after the beam has passed by. You are just seeing this decay.
     
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    Cool, no biggie then. Thanks.

    Chris, any idea what the waves I am seeing might be?

    The kind of move left to right for the most part. I've tried the following:

    - Plugged TV into five different outlets in house
    - Different DVD players, cables, etc.
    - Removed just about everything from TV

    I figure it's either the house (brand new home in new sub so I doubt it) or it's the TV. And, if it's the TV, would it be a bad power supply on it?
     

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