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JVC resolution problems

We have a JVC plasma TV in our workcenter that looks like its on its last leg! The picture quality/resolution is horrible grainy onnthe right side as well as on the top. When we turn to a blank channel, it looks like the JVC emblem has been burned into the screen and sometime we can see it when we watch movies that have dark scenes.
Is there a way we can fix this or do we need to buy another one?
One more thing: The TV stays on 24/7, we watch the TV, the flightline, and surrounding parts of our installation for security purposes.

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