Originally Posted by newriver99
Why do you say this? My situation is no different than anyone else who buys a new tv. They want to make sure that they are starting out right. It appears that Dnice has given these instructions for people to follow so that they will start out on the right foot.
Please elborate on why I should not follow his instruction on the breakin for 150 hours.
I meant no offense- I'm sure you're just like anybody else who wants to take proper care of your new TV and get the best life & performance out of it.
But D-Nice's break-in instructions have nothing to do with starting out on the right foot. His procedure is intended for one very specific
purpose only: if you intend to use his
exact settings, in an attempt to replicate the calibration results he got with his
TV, he suggests that your pre-calibration "break-in" mirror his exactly. I.e., you follow the same procedure he did. This is the only purpose of that procedure, and he himself makes that clear.
What I meant is that the vast majority of people who buy a new Pioneer Kuro do not use those particular settings. Some do go through that process, use those settings, and are happy with the end result, some do it and are not happy. But most never bother.
If you intend to use the TV's default AV settings, calibrate it yourself or to your own tastes, or have it professionally calibrated, there is no advantage to using that specific break-in that D-Nice prescribes for use with his settings.
This is not to say that you shouldn't put ~100-200 hrs of use on it before calibration. The pixels "settle" the most during that time and your settings will be more stable, presumably, if you wait. My calibrator recommended 100hrs, and doesn't believe it matters at all what the content of those hours is.