Hey all, I recently replaced my 53" non-DLP RPTV with a 50" plasma. The plasma looks amazing; the difference is night and day!
Here's my issue: when the set goes from displaying a very bright scene, to a very dark scene, some bright artifacts are left behind and are noticeable against the dark background for a few seconds. A good example of this is the opening of a movie where it might flash "Paramount presents:" in white text on a black screen, then on the next black screen, you can still see some dim letters from the prior frame.
Is this ghosting "normal" during the plasma break-in period? Or did I get a dud?
I will note that I've had the TV less than a month, and have less than 20 hours of view time on it. It doesn't seem to matter which device is displaying video (VGA, Component, tuner), or whether it is a direct connection to the set, or through my A/V receiver or A/V switch.
Should the ghosting diminish as the set is broken-in? For the last 4-5 days, I've lowered the contrast and brightness, and am running a "Plasma break-in DVD" non-stop when I am not watching TV. It's been run for over 100 hours since I last checked. Should this help?
Here's the specs if it helps:
Xbox 360 connected with VGA cable, 1360x768
Other component devices connected through Pelican System Selector Pro
I also have a single stuck pixel, is this common in current plasmas? That's a single pixel out of a million, I'm not too concerned! I have a couple days left within my 30-day return period...
All feedback is appreciated!