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This is my first plasma tv and i had heard about possible picture burn when you play xbox/xbox360 on the tv. Is this true??

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Picture burn is caused not only by xbox's, wii's and such, but by regular tv as well (those little insignias in the bottom right hand corner).

Main thing is to turn any brightness controls down to lower levels, and do not leave still images on the screen all the time. As long as the images are moving, then the screens don't "burn".

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