Originally Posted by minerat
I mix in regular TV watching after the first 20 hours and have had ZERO image retention.
When I receive the TV I make sure that the first 24 hours are playing nothing but the Break-in Disk. This makes sure that all the pixels are illuinated during the TV's first use for an extended period of time.
Then I start watching televison as I normally would. And when I am not watching it, at work, or sleeping, I put in the break-in Disk and let it do its thing.
So the Brek-in disk is running during the first 24 hours straight and then about 18 hours out of every day until the 200 hour mark hits.
This seems to work perfctly for every plasma I have done it with.
And the good thing is you can watch your TV when you first get it instead of having to torture yourself by watching the Beak-in disk run 24/7 until 150-200 hours has passed.
3-4 years ago I would have ran the break-in disk for the full 200 hours no doubt. But with todays top-of the line plasmas, I think doing it the way I do it is just fine and is just about as effective (if not just as effective) as running for the full 150-200 hrs straight.
And like you, I have suffered from Zero Image retention.
This is why I totally trust that the Break-in Disk helps regardless of what some skeptics will say.
I have seen alot of posts of people complaining about I.R. who did not use the break-in DVD. But I have seen very very few people who used the break-in Disk complain of I.R.
Thi is more than just a coincidence in my eyes. Especially when some manufactuers still speak of the "Break-in Period".