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Screen powers up,but the images appear very "distant" like as though the contrast and brightness have been tuned to minimum

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If you have had this tv for a while, then it is likely screen burn, this happens from leaving the tv on for prolonged periods of time displaying the same image, some pubs / bars buy plasma tv's then after a couple of days of being left on a sports channel they're broken due to constantly displaying the same image (the information boxes on the screen). It's a problem all plasma tv's have. If you have some kind of TV guide and you left it on that and went out for the day, that could easily have done it.

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Plasma with Burn in within 3 years, I bet. I've seen Week old plasma's with burn in. Plasma technology is not as good as some would make it out to be. Due to the nature of the physics of the device, it is susceptible to something called "Burn-in" When an image of any form is displayed for long periods of time on a Plasma display, they start to literally burn in or wear out that part of the screen faster than a moving picture elsewhere on the screen. ie. If you have a television that is always on one channel and that channel always displays the little logo in the bottom right of the screen (abc, cbs, speed...) that kind of thing, you will eventually actually be able to read that logo even when the plasma tv is turned off. Check your manual or the manufacturer's website for your tv, and somewhere in there, it will refer to a "half-life" of the tv. ie. if your model has a 2000 hr half life, after 2000 hours of viewing, the display can at maximum, put out 1/2 of it's total brightness output. after another 2000 hrs 1/2 again as bright. and eventually it will be so dim that it's unusable. This is a fault with Plasma technology, LCD does not have this issue. CRT used to have this issue, but advances in technology have lowered this risk. So. What you are seeing is remnants of a bright image that was more often shown on that part of the screen than anywhere else on the screen. There is nothing that can be done other than replace the unit (or the screen, but it's easier to change the whole unit). if you've had this unit for 3+ years, you did pretty well. doing the math, if you only use your tv for 2 hours a day, for the 3 years you own it, assuming a 2000 hr half life, you've broken that limit. meaning that you will have parts of your screen that are very likely half as bright as others. Nature of the beast (plasma). This is why they are not as popular as they are advertised. Try an LCD next time.

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Burn in images


When "creen burn" occurs it is impossible to remove and the image will be there permanant. I have seen the same happen to CRT TVs and CRT computer monitors. You have probably had the image on the screen too high in brightness/contrast. Coupled with the fact the image did not change much.

Sorry but there is NO fix for this - apart from a replacement TV.

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Goodmans gtv42 p4

change your backlight or tft light

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Squares visible in bright colors

Turn down the contrast to about 55-65% of maximum. Also turn down sharpness to about 10-20% of maximum.

If ther is a Contrast Plus option, or digital contrast, turn to minimum or off. (Dependant on TV)

This is a common side effect with digital television.

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