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Temporary Image Retention, Ghosting?

I have had this TV since 12/05. I am starting to have an image show up intermittently on my display. I am pretty sure its not permanent burn in as I have never had my contrast higher than 1/2 way. It seems like it shows up when the TV gets warm and most often when the display is showing a light color. I had the Best But Tech come out and he said its something I have to live with.. any help with this problem would be appreciated.

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Re: Temporary Image Retention, Ghosting? - Samsung HP-R4252 42 in. Plasma HDTV Flat Panel Televisions

Buy another set..

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Re: Temporary Image Retention, Ghosting?

Quick question, is this the same image? or image from prior frame?

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