Image retention on modern plasma

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  • gamingdave 24 Jun 2013 16:35:02 4,187 posts
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    Looking at getting a new TV with a budget upto 1000. Very tempted by a Panasonic plasma and would look to get one of least years upper tier sets. My only real concern is image retention.

    Who's got a plasma and do you have any IR issues with gaming?
  • Bremenacht 24 Jun 2013 16:35:39 17,613 posts
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    No.

    It's a thing of the past. You if you leave news24 on for many hours you may get a ghosted image, but it resets very quickly e.g. by having a bright white screen displayed for a second or two. Don't worry about it.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 16:37:49 24-06-2013
  • kalel 24 Jun 2013 16:37:28 86,417 posts
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    No.

    I have heard a few horror stories about people playing games with a persistant HUD having 12 hour sessions and having IR, but they seem to be very extreme cases.
  • Khanivor 24 Jun 2013 16:37:29 40,402 posts
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    UIs will leave a ghost image on my Samsung middle range plasma but they disappear not long afterwards. Nothing permanent.
  • RobTheBuilder 24 Jun 2013 20:20:44 6,521 posts
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    My mate has a Panasonic plasma and I've played a fair few games over long period and never noticed anything that doesn't disappear shortly after.
  • THFourteen 24 Jun 2013 21:02:43 32,880 posts
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    We have a Panasonic Plasma, and I think it does suffer badly from image retention.

    Either that, or the Biggest Loser is on all the fucking time.
  • Edge_san 24 Jun 2013 21:37:24 86 posts
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    I've had my Panasonic plasma for a good number of years now (I think about 6 years or so) and have never had a problem with image retention.

    What model are you looking at? I'm tempted to upgrade mine to the GT60 in the near future.
  • KayJay 24 Jun 2013 21:51:57 5,287 posts
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    There's usually an option in the TV menu to help.
    My Samsung scrolls Grey & White lines across the screen to relive any IR.

    But to be honest any I've seen goes pretty quick.
  • Armoured_Bear 24 Jun 2013 21:54:35 10,305 posts
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    It's a non issue with current Panasonic Plasmas.
    Don't hesitate, they're fantastic for gaming, I have the 65VT50 and it's incredible.

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  • monkehhh 24 Jun 2013 22:07:32 3,269 posts
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    How about the reflectiveness? Do certain models have a special.. coating? My LED is still a bit reflective in light (though it was cheapish), is plasma more so?
  • gamingdave 24 Jun 2013 22:26:27 4,187 posts
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    Was initially thinking of picking up an end of line 42GT50 (599), then a 50GT50 (699), then a 50VT50 (1049), and now a newly released 50GT60 (1199). The 42 or 50ST60 was tempting but apparently has bad input lag. Price seems to be going up and up, but you know how it is once you start looking and reading reviews.

    A 42" would do really, as I have a projector (AE3000) which will still be used for films and gaming, but I want a better set for my daily viewing and times I can't be bothered to settle into a long session on the projector. And well, I have room for 50" so thinking I may as well.

    Less fussed about all the smart tv features, as I have an HTPC (and all the consoles) but a built in Freesat tuner will certainly be a bonus. If it could play back full BR rips from my server skipping the HTPC that would please the wife too. Shame the Panasonics don't have a PLEX client.

    So if image retention isn't a concern, anyone suffer from phosphor trails or other artifacts? Also how do you find them in daylight?

    The TV will be in the corner of a room along the same wall as a bay window. The room gets plenty of light in the day, but it doesn't cast directly onto the screen.
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