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|07-25-2013 11:16 PM|
Plasma image retention
and also you can search google for: plasma image retention fix, plasma image retention panasonic, etc.
Temporary retention on modern plasmas can be an issue but permanent doesn't have to be.
I have another plasma, an LG, a couple of years old and I've experienced temporary retention.
A quick way I found to fix it is to tune to a channel without a tv signal where all you see is snow which is random noise. I leave it on until the tv auto turns itself off after 15-20 mins or so and the temporary retention is gone. Of course, I mute the tv to avoid the hissing noise.
What this does is just exercising and refreshing the pixels randomly.
As a matter of fact many of the solutions offered online with dvd discs or .avi files do just that: exercising and refreshing the pixels randomly.
That's basically the trick to get rid of retention.
The Panasonic though does not allow snow on the screen, instead you get a black screen with a message about the tv channel not having a signal.
To help fight retention keep the brightness as low as you can and still have a great picture.
All HD tvs come from the factory with brightness and contrast at 100%. No one needs that for a great picture, around 50%+/- should be fine.
|07-25-2013 07:56 PM|
Bought this for 699 but the best TV I've bought. No regrets...Picture quality is just stunning.
And people who hate plasmas have no idea what they're talking about
|07-25-2013 06:02 PM|
The scrolling bar helps but does not eliminate it. It does go away after a couple of days of viewing other channels but I have to avoid MSNBC or have to watch it zoomed in or it comes back and quickly...within 10 minutes or less. I feel plasmas are still very prone to IR.
Please, no jokes about 'liberal' MSNBC and how I'm better off without it.
|07-25-2013 01:49 AM|
You should not have any issues with image retention as long as you don't have stationary images on the screen for the first 100 hours or so, like games or TV channel logos.
Read the links in the Wiki on the first page for more about this plasma.
|07-25-2013 01:46 AM|
Laying it flat can subject the glass to a torsion force and crack the glass, that's all.
And it doesn't take much of a torsion force to crack it. Hitting a bump will usually do it.
If you drive very carefully the risk decreases, as the posters above show.
|07-22-2013 09:28 PM|
|btinl||Has anyone had issues with image retention?|
|07-22-2013 07:42 PM|
The kid at Costco said "wow nice TV". Then " ohh it's plasma, they still make those"? Then when I went to lay it flat he says "you can't lay it down, all the plasmas will run out".
People are so poorly educated.
|07-22-2013 07:33 PM|
|07-17-2013 06:41 PM|
The key word above is "risk".
Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't!
Glad all is ok.
|07-14-2013 07:33 PM|
I transported mines flat (about a 20 min drive) and it was fine.
|07-14-2013 01:04 PM|
|07-14-2013 11:04 AM|
|07-14-2013 10:55 AM|
Just got the last one at my local Costco in Orange, CT
|07-14-2013 09:32 AM|
|pokymon||I bought 42" Panasonic Plasma from Sears last month and it's already dead. Red light is flashing when I press On button, called Sears they asked me unplug from outlet for 2 hours and plug it back. Nothing is working. They couldn't help me. I have to call Panasonic tomorrow. What a piece of junk!|
|07-14-2013 09:29 AM|
Measure your car to see if it fits. It may fit if you remove a rear seat or if you leave the rear hatch open and you tie it.
Do NOT transport flat, you risk cracking the glass, especially if you hit a bump, even a small one.
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