Originally Posted by JTD92
Plasma are prone to burn in and they consume more electricity than LCD but Plasma image quality provide superior image quality over LCD.
u need to read up on image retention and burn in. with the new plasma technology out now, its pretty much done away with unless you let your tv set there on one image for hours.
you just have to worry about break-in time
this is off of panasonic's website
Originally Posted by panasonic
5. I've heard that plasma TVs can "burn-in" over time. What is "burn-in" exactly, and is it really a concern?
"Burn-in," or image retention, is an uneven aging of the phosphors in a display device, can occur on any display that uses phosphors to generate an image, including tube TVs, projection TVs that use CRTs, and plasma TVs. Such uneven aging happens when bright, static images are left onscreen for an extended period of time, which can leave a visible "shadow" effect.
Improvements in panel service life to over 60,000 hours have minimized the risk of image retention. In addition, screen savers, pixel shifting, and brightness level adjustments can dramatically reduce any chance of image retention. Use common sense when it comes to your plasma TV; don't pause video games or watch TV stations with station logos onscreen for long periods of time, and use one of the many display calibration DVDs available today for properly setting brightness and contrast.
The rule of thumb: if you don't worry about your traditional tube TV, you don't have to worry about a Panasonic plasma TV.