Originally Posted by Airborne_Scout
I got the TV on saturday, here is what I found on Panasonic's site for recommended break-ins, tho it appears to be for older models, not sure if anything has changed for the newer models. I know I spent yesterday breaking it in by playing COD 4 and Halo 3 all day with no IR at all. I have the TV (cable) on with picture and brightness turned down but when I play games, I switch it over to standard for right now. I'll bump things up after the 100 hours, but man, this TV if beautiful for anyone who is thinking about getting it.
Recommended break-in---4. What is the "break-in" period and what should I do during the break-in period to minimize any risk of image retention?
When your plasma TV is initially installed, the first 100 hours of use is known as the "break-in period." During this time, to minimize any risk of image retention, you should:
Make sure the plasma TV is in a viewing mode (aspect ratio) that completely fills the screen. The panel is shipped in this condition, in what is called the "Just" mode.
Turn down the Picture setting (in the Picture menu) to +0.
Briefly engage the 4:3 mode and confirm the side bars are set to "Mid", or "Bright". This can be adjusted in the Set Up menu.
Always return the display mode that fills the screen (such as Just, Zoom, Full, or H-FILL).
Try not to view channels with stationary backgrounds or logos for extended periods of time.
Avoid extended display of static images (video games, computer images, DVD title screens, etc.).
Isn't setting contrast and brightness to 0 excessive? Even at +50 it seems a little dark for me...
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