Burn in on Plasma...?!
I have a Panasonic 2006 model Plasma.
The picture is fantastic.
But I feel burn in *is* still an issue. I watched BBC News 24 for an hour, and also watch the footie on HD, the graphics on BBC News 24 are highly contrasting and so are the scores on HD footie on the BBC.
After a 90 minute game the BBC logo had burned into my display, it took around 3 to 4 *days* for it to slowly fade away.
This is after 90 minutes. Anymore I think would be worse. So, its not me being dumb, I think its just not as good as they say it is. Speaking to Panasonic they quote:
"I would explain that as specified in the operating manual, there is the potential for permanent images to be retained on screen if displayed for long periods of time."
"The most effective method of preventing this occurrence is to turn down the brightness and contrast levels, and/or zoom out any logo's where possible. We would also recommend switching the channel during the adverts where possible."
and the Old fallback.....
"If it does not disappear, the image has been retained permanently and cannot be removed. In this case, we would advise that you check the policy on your home contents insurance since regrettably this would not be covered under the terms of the warranty."
Nice get out...