I purchased a KP-51HW40 about a 10 months ago. I just noticed the MSNBC logo has burned in on the screen. When the picture goes white i see a dark shadow of the logo. Is this covered under warranty? I don't leave the set on that channel for days or even hours. How could this have happened?
For how long is the image visible? It may go away after a short while - this is the difference between burning and ghosting.
Also, you may be able to put your television on a white screen, or special "anti-burn in" mode which should alleviate this problem somewhat. These modes essentially fade the other pixels similarly, evening things out, or, in the case of ghosting, remove the effect.
S no need to worry just yet! Check your manual for more info on these features.
I work in the Television repair industry. This has been a major problem on CRTs. Anytime an image id left on the screen, it will imprint a phosphur burn. If I were you people I would rise up and start fighting back at the broadcasters for damaging your television with their LOGO. I get up to 40 calls a month just for this issue. The cost of repair can be right at $1000 to fix. The burn does not go away, you just need to burn the rest of the tube to match the logo burn. You Plasma TV owners are not emmune either. Plasma Televisions burn just like the CRT. The Plasma panel replacements are right at $3000. Pertty costly if you ask me. The biggest offenders of this is, QVC, Home Shopping Network, MCNBC, Fox News, and Stock market banner. There are plenty more doing this. I would be interested in hearing more from users of Large screen televisions and you resolved you logo burns.
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