The Panasonic website has info under "Support" that tells about how to break-in a new Plasma. It should be listed in the Owners Manual too, but maybe not.
Yesterday, I just purchased my very first hdtv, a panasonic viera th-42z85u plasma. I set it up, hooked up my ps3, and began watching a few minutes of casino royale on blu ray. When I went back to the ps3 menu, I noticed that some of the icon images were still faintly visible on the screen as well as the input signal image in the top left corner. I changed my picture and brightness settings to below 50% as well as switched it off of game, but I am worried that it will just keep getting worse. My question is this normal for a brand new tv? Is it correctable or should I return it for a new one? I don't want to go through the hassle of taking it back, but I certainly want the best out of the tv. Those things aren't cheap. Thanks!