Creston wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 23:39:
^Drag0n^ wrote on Feb 8, 2012, 18:23:
Thanks guys. I was unaware that the burn-in potential was no longer an issue, and that was the only thing steering me away, in all honesty.
It's still there, but you literally have to ABUSE your plasma in the first 100 hours for it to really take effect. Like, start up your Xbox, put the TV on 100 brightness, and then leave it sitting at the fluorescent green dashboard.
If you use it normally at 75 brightness, it'll never have that issue.
Yeah exactly. You really have to go out of your way to do it. High brightness/contrast settings with static images displayed 24/7 for long periods of time. If you use the TV like a normal human being then you'll be fine. A friend of mine was paranoid about it so I told him to leave the brightness and contrast at 50 for the first 100 hours.
I'm also surprised to see anyone suggest LCDs have better image quality than plasmas, almost sounds like confirmation bias as it's pretty widely recognized on most major AV forums that the mid to high end plasmas have the best image quality. Normally it's just a question of whether people can stomach their downsides or not.
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