To use your plasma television for a long period of time
Cautions regarding screen burning
After-image lagging and screen burning
When characters, images or images of fixed patterns with very high luminance are displayed on a plasma television screen, even if displayed for a relatively
short period of time, the image may remain on the screen due to the residual electric load of the panel. However, this is not a malfunction. This after-image
lagging can be eliminated gradually by displaying moving images in full screen.
When images like those described above are displayed continuously for a long period of time or repeatedly, a difference occurs between the luminance of
the continuously displayed image and that of other portions of the screen, resulting in the image remaining on the screen due to burning. Please note that
if this burning occurs, it may be difficult to completely restore the screen to the state prior to burning. It should also be noted that this phenomenon
tends to occur more easily soon after the product is purchased.
Display examples susceptible to burning
• If programs such as terrestrial digital broadcasts having a screen size of 4:3 are viewed
repeatedly, the normal display area other than the black bands on the left and right sides
of the screen becomes susceptible to burning.
• If cinema-size images are repeatedly viewed in their original size, the normal display area
other than the black bands at the top and bottom of the screen becomes susceptible to
• If programs containing a time display or station name displayed on the screen are viewed
for a long period of time (or viewed repeatedly), the displayed characters may be easily
burned onto the screen.
• If images of fixed patterns such as those of personal computer displays or game software are displayed for a long period of time, the patterns may be
easily burned onto the screen.
It is recommended to use your plasma television while paying attention to the matters described below, particularly when using the product soon after it
has been purchased, to prevent screen burning.
• Avoid using the product while displaying images susceptible to burning as described above whenever possible.
• Use the product with the Orbiter function set to “On”
(⇒ see Useful adjustment settings: “Orbiter”).
• When viewing programs broadcast in a 4:3 or cinema screen size, switch the screen size with the remote control unit to display the image in full screen.
(Change the screen size to “WIDE”, for example, with the screen size button on the remote control unit (⇒ see Part names: “Remote control unit”)).
• Set the Side Mask detection function to “On” (⇒ see Useful adjustment settings: “Detecting side masks”).
• Set the brightness of the side masks that appear on the left and right sides of the screen when viewing at a 4:3 screen size to “Auto” in “Brightness Sync.”
(⇒ see Useful adjustment settings: “Changing the brightness at both sides of the screen (Side Mask)”).
• It is recommended to lower the brightness when viewing by setting the Energy Save function to “Mode 1” (⇒ see Setting up: “Power Control”).