Is it my TV or is it ESPN???
I know this is a topic that has been beaten into the ground - if fact I have been one of those nay-sayers... I thought IR was only something that would happen if you severely abused your Plasma.
I own a panasonic th-42px77u.
It has roughly 150 hours of viewing time under its belt. I followed the break-in procedures set in the manual and used a break-in dvd available on the AVS Forum.
Right now the settings are roughly: Standard, Picture:15, Bright:5, Temp: Med.
Last night I watched 3 innings of the sox and yankees on espn2. When I turned the cable box off at the end, the ESPN2 ticker remained emblazzened across the bottom of the screen. I turned the box back on and watched a few other channels for 10 min. The ESPN logos were visible... with these channels on. And remained when I turned the cable box off again.
My response to this is: You have got to be kidding me.
So am I to learn... that after dropping all of this money on a TV that is supposedly great for sports, that I am going to be ducking and diving from IR bullets all football season long?
This sucks! I bought this TV because it is advertised as being great for sports. "The Speed of Sports," they say. I've read extensively that burn-in doesn't happen on these new plasmas. "Vary your Viewing,"... which, I might add, I do.
So am I now stuck with something that is going to be destroyed after a season of football????