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Strong Image Retention HP-T5064

The manual warns that this can happen and there are many posts on the subject but I am wondering if in my case it is truly normal. The thing is, the static image can be there for as little as 20 seconds but remain after changing the channel for at least five to ten minutes. If the image is there longer it remains longer. If I watch CNN for an hour their logo is still visible for another 90 minutes on another channel or using the scrolling feature.

The manual says to lower contrast and brightness levels to avoid it. Those levels on my set (noted below) are pretty much as low as I can bear. I must admit that the set may not have been broken in as best as possible. I avoided static images and bars for the first couple months, but didn't drastically lower the contrast until recently. That said, there is nothing permanently burnt in. I'm always able to clear the annoyance but it is just that, very annoying.

Is there anything I can do to reduce or eliminate this effect? Would it help to do any specific break in procedures that I didn't do six months ago when it first arrived?

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

My settings, borrowed fairly closely from what's recommended on

Picture menu:

Mode: Movie

Contrast: 50

Brightness: 60

Sharpness: 10

Color: 48

Tint: G49, R51

Color tone: Warm2

Digital NR: Off

Detailed Settings menu:

Black Adjust: Off

Dynamic Contrast: Low

Gamma: -2

Color Space: Auto

Edge Enhancement: Off

White Balance menu:

R-Offset: 15

G-Offset: 16

B-Offset: 15

R-Gain: 22

G-Gain: 19

B-Gain: 14

My Color Control menu:

Pink: 15

Green: 15

Blue: 15

White: 15

Setup menu:

Game mode: Off

Energy Saving: Low

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