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Video burn My Samsung flat screen recently developed a problem where an outline of an image seems to be "burned" onto my screen. Even when I change the channel or turn the tv offand then turn it back on. The outline of the image is still!!!

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Re: Video burn

Unfortunately, there is no fix for burn in on Plasmas. There is image retention, which is like temporary burn in, but it goes away within minutes of normal viewing. If this won't go away, there is no real fix.

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Picture distorted with images and outlines

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A couple of days ago I turned on my brand new (about 6 weeks old) Samsung 50'' plasma pn50b650 I noticed an imperfect picture at the top of the screen. Upon closer inspection, there were about 4-5...

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Hello, Is there a way to fix image-sticking in a 32 inch LCD television? I was using it as a PC monitor, and now an outline of a program box I was using is stuck on my screen (several black lines, and...

Unfortunately, this is a very common problem with LCD televisions and some plasmas as well.
This is what the industry calls burn-in. That image is on your actual screen as opposed to it being caused by any other component in the tv. Really there is no convenient remedy short of replacing the actual LCD screen which can be done. Even by embedding another picture to lessen the effect of the burn-in would never restore the picture to its true quality. Good luck and God bless you.

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Plasma tv burn in

Hey napa15rt,

Many manufacturers may suggest not using video game consoles in conjunction with plasma or projection TV's, due to the potential risk of image retention. Unfortunately, image retention (or "image burn") can be caused by any number of sources including letter-box formatting, test patterns, scrolling banners and even the heads-up displays of many video games.

While some video game publishers may have taken this into consideration by including a "screen saver" of sorts for when the game is on pause, this cannot be guaranteed to apply to every game or console available.

Generally, you may avoid image retention by limiting the amount of time that any image is displayed on your TV screen. Simply turning the TV off when you're taking a break can often be one of the best ways to do so.

Additionally, please keep in mind that some Insignia TV models may offer a feature called Image Sticking Minimalization (or ISM) that is designed to help prevent image burn. For more information on your TV model and the ISM feature, you may wish to refer to your owner's manual or Insignia's website:

Hope this helps you out.

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