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Originally Posted by zeuspaul
I want an option to gray the bars of wide aspect movies. The option should have various shades of gray. I want to baby my plasma. The manual recommends limiting viewing of non full screen content.
You may not need to be concerned about making your plasma last as long as you can in that way, when I had that option on my Pioneer player I didn't use it because it was too distracting. How long do you want it to last? I'm also not sure that using grey bars instead of black would make a difference. I have an 8YO plasma that's had average daily use of about an 1.5hrs. The panel is just barely starting so show some greying (black not completely black) which is un
noticeable during most normal program content. A proper recal could very well fix this. I'm not sure you should worry to much about it. Your newer plasma should age better as well since it should be built on better tech.
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