I have rca 42'' plasma tv that I use as my computer monitor. It's about 2 years old. It has an image burned in and I need to know if it's possible to fix it. Can I change the channel that I use and if so would that fix it because right now it is really affecting my viewing.
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Re: 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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Unfortunately there isn't a menu feature for this on LG LCD tvs..there is on LG plasma tvs. Screen burn is the fate of plasma tvs which is phosphur burn, whereas IMAGE RETENTION is the problem on LCDs after prolonged static image displayed caused by prolonged cell charge polarization. What you could do is connect your PC monitor output to your TV serial input: Create an image that all is white on your PC. Open Paint and create a big size
screen and save it as JPEG.Right click on your
desktop>properties>screen saver tab. Choose my picture slide
show> the settings>browse the picture you made and modify any
settings your prefer your your screen saver. Hope this helps
I presume you have burned in an image from some source? Plasmas are very sensitive to burning in so be careful when hooking up a device that doesn't have pixel shift or dimming. Think about how a DVD player splash screen looks.
You will need some sort of source device that can give you WHITE and BLACK. If you have a VGA input on your plasma (more than likely) hook up a computer to it using the PC input and bring up PowerPoint. Bring up just a blank new presentation. Hit the F5 button or click on the tripod screen button. This will bring up the full display screen, which should be white. If not hit the "W" key on the keyboard. If the burned image shows up as a gray or black image, leave it on for a few minutes and then check it periodically.
f you don't see a burned image when in WHITE mode, hit the "B" key. This will bring up a BLACK screen. Check your screen again. Keep doing ot until the screen is clean. By the way, this will not completely remove all burned in images.
Try unplugging it for an hour or so or try change sources , if the
computer ever fell asleep while it was plugged in it is possible it
triggered a sleep mode in the tv. Most will do such a thing. It is
doubtful that the computer caused any damage to it but i would advise
against using a plasma tv as a computer monitor because burn in WILL
eventually occur with a static image left on the screen constantly.
yes, stop using a plasma TV as a computer monitor. Using the TV this way is an invitation to phosphur burn which these are very prone to. The issue you describe is due to the limitations of the TVs scaler circuit to properly center the image in 720P.
Hey gallagher1, While what you're seeing may be image burn, it generally only occurs when the same images are displayed on a screen for a prolonged period of time. Static images like letterbox formatting, banner scrolls (from TV stations like CNN), test patterns and the backgrounds from some video games have all been known to cause image burn, but most retail stores should know to take precautions against this kind of damage in their display/open-box models. To make sure what you're seeing isn't simply the residue from an adhesive sticker or placard, I'd first suggest cleaning the screen with a damp, lint-free (microfiber) cloth. Make sure to wring any excess water out of the cloth before wiping the screen, and never spray water directly onto the screen's surface. You may also want to try using a commercial TV screen cleaning kit, but remember to never use household cleaners like Windex or Goo Gone on the screen as they may cause damage to LCD and plasma displays. If cleaning doesn't help, this specific model appears to be equipped with a feature called Image Sticking Minimalization (ISM). According to information provided by the manufacturer, you should be able to access this feature by pressing the "Menu" button on your remote control and selecting the "Option" menu. Under "ISM Method" there should be four different options: Normal, White Wash, Orbiter, and Inversion. Each of these methods slightly alters how images are displayed to prevent - and possibly remove - any kind of image burn. If you're not quite sure how to use these features, you may wish to refer to your owner's manual documentation. You should also be able to find step-by-step instructions on how to use ISM by visiting the following webpage: http://us.lge.com/download/product/file/1000001026/42PC3D_Manual.pdf Hope this helps you out. Sincerely, Aaron Go Ahead. Use Us.
It's actually similar to the old screen burn in you'd see on very old CRT televisions and monitors. You can play your playstation on it, just make it a point not to leave it on the same screen for long periods. For instance, if you pause the game, turn the TV off until you're ready to continue.
Plasma Burn In only happens if you leave the same image on the screen for an extended period. Just don't do that, and you'll be fine.
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.