The latest plasma wifi televisions are giving us so much convenience. But one of the major down sides of plasma televisions are the risk of screen burn-in. On one hand, plasma TVs offer a much higher picture quality compare to that of LCD TVs.
However, burn-in is a common problem among display systems due to the physical properties of plasma technology.
Manufactures are aware of this problem and in the last few years, they have steadily worked on trying to improve the resistance of plasma screens to burn-in.
Most new plasma TVs models have anti-burn programs that you can run every 100 hours or so to eliminate any image retention.
What most people don’t know, it is that they can actually prevent burn-in on their brand new TV by taking some simple precautions.
First of all, you should be aware that burn-in usually happens in the first 200 hours of use of a plasma TV screen. So it is when you should be more careful with the plasma TV and you should run the anti-burn settings every 100 hours.
Moreover, to avoid burn-in, do not leave DVDs paused for more than 20 minutes at a time.
Also, it is recommend to watch TV on full-screen mode instead of 4:3 screen to not display static black bars for too long on the screen.
For the same reason some uses are not suited for plasma TVs as displaying static information as they do in stores or at the airport, for example. For those purposes, LCD screen are highly recommended.
Another precaution that you can take it is to adjust the contrast setting at or below 50% in order to not force phosphors to glow too intensively especially for the first 200 hours of use.
Finally, higher quality TVs are more resistant to burn-in, so brands such as Sony, Pioneer or Panasonic for plasma TVs are definitely preferable.
The bottom line is that with some simple precautions you can avoid burn-in screen issues and that most of plasma TVs will probably never encounter this problem.