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What can I do about ghost images on my Samsung Plasma HDTV?

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What can I do about ghost images on my Samsung Plasma HDTV?

I'm seeing ghost images of CP24 on my 50" Samsung Plasama HDTV. Is there something I can do to prevent this? How can I get rid of it? Model number is PN50B540S3F.
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Dig around the menu - your TV probably has a scrolling black to white screen for burn in protection. Run that any time you've been watching TV with static images for any extended period of time (news tickers, etc...)
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Can see why .That ticker is pretty white and I guess you leave it on that news channel alot .

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Refer to pages 24 and 25 of your manual.
Picture Options > Screen Burn Protection > Scrolling

Following may be of interest as well, Whichever method(s) you select,
Make sure that the picture covers the entire screen.
It does not matter if images are distorted or not.
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"Burn in" takes months to develop at a minimum. "Image retention" can happen in a few minutes. A bad case can take up to 24 hours of viewing time to disappear, but there's no need to take any special measures. Viewing ordinary changing content that fills the screen will do it.
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It happens. Turn your contrast and brightness down and try to put on an "orbiter" mode in your settings if you have one. That's what they call it for LG plasmas.
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haha his last name is soltendieck
stephroll wrote:
Dec 6th, 2012 11:38 pm
Can see why .That ticker is pretty white and I guess you leave it on that news channel alot .

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OP, to prevent it don't keep static images(or features) on your display for extended periods of time.



stephroll wrote:
Dec 6th, 2012 11:38 pm
Can see why .That ticker is pretty white and I guess you leave it on that news channel alot .

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CP24 usually looks like this:
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I practice traditional religion, I can tell you how we get rid of them.

First, get some sage and burn throughout your home. As you do this, open your front and back door. Pray as you are burning the sage and walk throughout your house telling the ghost(s) to leave because they do not belong there. Claim your home as yours. Tell them they belong in the spirit world and not in this physical world. Their time here has passed.

When you finish burning the sage, bless all those who dwell in the home by pulling the smoke toward you from head to toe. Take the ashes and place them at the four corners outside of your home. Sprinkle some of the ashes from the doorway down your steps. The door is left open so as you bless your home, you have made a way for the ghost(s) to leave your home for good.
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Can turning the TV off actually help?

For example, I had some image retention earlier this week (a logo on the wallpaper I use, as it's connected to a PC), and set the black-to-white transitioning "fix" thing on to get rid of it, and after about 10 minutes it looked the same.

So I turned off the TV, went to the bathroom and back, turned it back on and it was fine.

It's a Samsung 43" plasma.

I mean I don't know why that'd work, but it did.
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Usually image retention doesn't go away when the TV is turned off, but it does go away very quickly (i.e., within seconds) when you display normal changing content.
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