Again, this is totally a NON-PROVEN situation. No one really knows for sure.
Are you running a break-in at all?
I noticed, by a lot of tinkering, etc...that IR would stay on my screen longer in the first 200 hours than now (about 600 hours). But this is only for KURO MENU screens and checking it with the lights off in a dark room.
Not sure if that is even relevant.
I did the break-in for about 175 hours and I learned a lot by doing it, and also it helps to search for stuck pixels (had none!).
Also, the blacks get deeper as the TV ages it seems...so, the FASTER you get to 200 hours - the better.
If you don't plan on doing any break-in, I recommend leaving the TV on something like DISCOVERY HD (maybe even in ZOOM mode to avoid the logo) to avoid black bars, etc...
Or...an alternate is to pick up some PIXAR movies (Ratatouille, Cars, etc...) and run them in ZOOM mode for most of the time you are not viewing.
Things only get better each minute different colours are displayed on the unit...
I even added several slides to the break-in using Photoshop - I have about 40 slides showing on my break-in thumbdrive, like black screens, brown, pink, purple, orange, yellow, etc...
Either way - enjoy it! That is the best advice.
Originally Posted by colgra01
Guys , if you watch ESPN while you are not running the break in DVD in the beginning, is that ok? I know people say dont worry, but that ticker on the bottom scares me a bit, but it doesnt stay on for long, because of commercials
Thoughts on this anyone??