Originally Posted by FocusedOne
It sounds like the only major difference between the recommended break-in process and what you did is simply using the regular reference picture settings instead of the break-in settings.
And by continuing to use the break-in DVD after consulting UMR, I assume that neither of you have an inherent problem with the Break-in DVD itself, just a concern over using the "hot" break-in settings. Is this correct?
It's correct for me.
I also assume that both UMR and yourself don't see a problem with running the set 24/7 since you also continued to do this after your consultation. Is this correct?
Yes, but again, it's correct for me. I did keep a watch on the 6010 to be sure it wasn't over-heating.
If the most respected calibrator on this entire message board thinks the break-in settings are bogus, what am I to believe?
I don't think UMR implied that the break-in settings are bogus.
Originally Posted by umr
What I call burn is an image that is worn in the display unevenly. You can see it when the image changes.
The key thing with plasma is to keep the light output below 40 fL maximum
and not to have ticker tapes and black bars on the screen for more than about 50% of the time. I have never seen a display that was treated this way show uneven wear. The newer plasmas also appear to be much less likely to wear unevenly.
From what UMR described, the person who burned his display exceeded the 40 fl maximum that UMR uses, and probably didn't followed instructions to avoid using the break-in setting with normal programing. That's how I can imagine getting burn-in from the break-in settings.
Since you have followed D-Nice's instructions I don't expect you to encounter burn-in before you finish using the break-in settings this afternoon.
From my reading in the 8G and 9G threads, a number of people add to their risk by not following instructions. If you use the extremely bright break-in settings with anything other than the break-in DVD, it wouldn't be hard to damage a display. Still, other than UMR's report, I don't recall folks reporting burn-in from using the "hot/fast" method.
D-Nice did the break-in settings in red, and that indicated to me "caution/danger". Then he made it clear that the settings were never to be used with any material other than the break-in DVD. People don't always read carefully.