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Toshiba REGZA LCD: If it's not burn-in, what is it?

blinkfan77
03-07-2011, 11:00 AM
I've been getting some form of burn-in on my 42" LCD for a while now and it's becoming increasingly more annoying. Let me get a few things out of the way first.

I understand LCD's don't get burn-in. But this is essentially the same thing, vague remnants of images staying on the screen after the real image leaves. I get it. The official term isn't burn-in, then what is it? How do I fix this?

One example: I recently downloaded the MLB The Show demo for PS3. This is easily the worst looking and most noticeable burn-in game I've seen so far. I've read that burn-in occurs when a certain image is on the screen for an extended period of time--ALA the ESPN bottom line etc... Problem is, there are things that are getting "stuck" that aren't really staying on the screen for a long period of time. I can see the ESPN bottom line getting stuck, but for an in game HUD to be getting stuck when it's only on the screen for a matter of seconds at a time, that is unacceptable.

Same thing with other games. Things that aren't on the screen for extended periods of time are getting "stuck".

FWIW, the TV is about 4 years old. The black level is terrible on it as well.

Any help? What are my options? I've checked the TV menu, but there are no options that have helped the situation.

blinkfan77
03-07-2011, 11:05 AM
I also forgot to add that when the TV is on blank screens, or portions of the screen are displaying a blank surface, vertical lines are very prominent.

Basically, I'm noticing my TV ******** the bed lately. I'm almost certain there's nothing I can do about any of it. Guess I'm gonna have to suck it up and deal with it. Figures, I've had TV's last me decades in my life, then I go and spend $1200 on one 4 years ago, and it barely lasts me 5 years before crapping the bed. ******* technology.

kharaa
03-07-2011, 05:09 PM
there is a phenomenon called crystal memory, in LCD's, it's supposed to be extremely rare, i've never seen it before.

I'm not even sure what one has to do to go about getting that..

blinkfan77
03-29-2011, 10:48 AM
Any help?

There are two vertical lines in the middle of the screen that you can't escape, along with burned in images all over the place.

The most odd thing is that things "burn in" after they were on the screen for mere seconds.

My TV looks awful, any help!?!

BeeF
03-29-2011, 11:09 AM
The only possible solution other than opening up the TV that I can think of would be to unplug it for a few hours, reset some stuff. But to me it sounds like it's shopping time. TV's shouldn't go down the tubes that soon but every company on the planet is going to ship a bad product every now and then, that's just the odds.

bobTHEbuilder4
03-29-2011, 11:09 AM
Plug in a computer and play a white screen for a few, then unplug the TV for a while to reset it.

Plug it back in, best of luck!