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Picture quality I have had the tv for three years..my picture has shadows/blurry on it. Cable direct to TV does the same thought it was cable box at first.It is a couple months out of warranty. Any suggestions? Maureen

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  • Avonlea405 Jan 28, 2008

    I dont plan to buy another plasma tv. does your solution include the screen is fine and then it is the whole screen with the blurriness is that a word and it flashes then goes back to being fine..Thanks

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Hello - it's called burn-in and is a common problem with Plasma TVs. It happens around the 3 year mark. Later models from Hitachi have a white-wash option which can wipe the screen free from blurred marks etc. Have a look in your manual to see if this feature is available in your TV. If not, and you have a video camera, you can replicate the effect by filming a white sky or something similarly bright and white, then playing it through your TV and pausing the plainest, whitest shot you have. You'll need to keep this showing for around 24 hours. It's important that it is completely white, as if any of the film has a dark dot or mark, this will add to your burn-in problem. It's a bit of a long work-around, but it does work. Bear in mind that as your screen ages the problem will return at some stage. LCD displays don't suffer from this problem so that's something to bear in mind when the time comes to replace your TV. I hope that helps :o)

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