I've found that the best way of avoiding image retention/burn on Panasonic plasma tvs, is to keep the tv switched off.
Some reports have suggested that screen life can be greatly extended using this method of viewing, though picture quality is greatly reduced.
I've also heard that this method os use greatly improves the products energy rating, moving it into the A+++++++++++ category...!
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I have had a call from a service centre to take my 65VT65 away for repair.
I am a bit skeptical about allowing this - but I dont know if thats me being silly - Do I have another option here? Has anyone had this before?
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hi ellisdj,sorry to hear about your tv i dont but you might of done this ,but have tryed playing snow from an untuned channel,it's meant to put the tv in to it's highest contrast,and leave it for quite few hours,no doubt like your lx5090 and my lx508d never having these problems,you would of thought the likes of panasonic would sorted this screen burn issue by now.good luck hope you get it sorted.david
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Try to insist on an exchange for another 65VT65.
I have tried that multiple times for mutliple hours.
Also tried the scrolling bar - its not shifting - so I have agreed for it to be taken away. Hopefully it wont be gone long.
I must say fair play to Richer Sounds - I have made a fuss but it seems they are going to come good so confidence is restored in them for now
I will try Samsung F8500 plasma first, if & when I decide to buy a new TV (or a projector).
That may be the answer. IR isn't the only issue. Screen uniformity is another problem.
I've noticed a few instances of mild IR on my VT65, which shifted quickly. I've never felt anxious about this. However, I don't watch channels with bold logos. I don't game much, either (in fact not at all now, as my PS3 died last week).
None of the above is intended to downplay the problems others have reported; and I'm sorry to hear that your VT65 has developed this problem, EllisDJ.
For what it's worth, I'm sitting on the fence with regard to my VT65, which still has a subtle cyan tint toward the left edge of the screen. This seems to be fading; and it was never prominent and only ever visible on a very small percentage of content.
I'm hoping the screen will "uniformise" with age. If things don't improve, I'll be requesting an F8500 as a replacement.
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Ellisdj, if the set comes back restored to its former glory, will you have to re-calibrate it? If so, it's just as well that you can do your own calibrations!
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I am hoping that is the case, if not I have been promised by RS that they will sort it out for me - so again fair play to them if they hold to that.
I am happy to calibrate again - all good fun, I wanted to do the 3D again anyway as I wasnt happy with it and I was just about to buy a new metre when this happened.
With the new metre I can do mine and Gels
There are 3 complaints on Panasonic Televisions on this forum.I am aghast at how you cannot use a TV freely to your hearts content without worrying about image burn on the screen etc and etc.
Clearly, Pioneer knew something Panasonic did not in producing reliable screens.I would consider a Samsung as a safe reliable bet now as there is no other credible choice.
The only Plasma set ever worth owing was a Pioneer.You can watch anything on it and just chill out.It is well over engineered just like the classic cars.
I think the reason is simple. Due to economic downturn, cost cutting was essential in some productions. Pioneer chose not to compromise on quality & bowed out, while Panasonic chose to remain in the sector. The only way it could survive this long is by compromising on quality control.
I wonder if there are any Kuro owners out there that have seen IR? My 4280 is 6 years old and there's never been a trace of it despite extended sessions watching of channels with white logos. Unless i'm watching CGI animation I do usually run mine in power saving mode 2 which reduces white intensity slightly (as well as the buzz). Maybe that has something to do with it?
I agree with bigboss. This has definately put me off Panasonic. I was considering a 50VT65 but I think I'll hold on now until OLED becomes affordable. The curved Samsung OLED I saw in John Lewis blew me away. Hopefully IR won't be such an issue with this technology once the kinks are ironed out.
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