Originally Posted by RYAXIN
If your TV has the scrolling feature, it will do the exact same thing. It is pointless to use colors.
As a matter of fact, all you need to do is watch TV to break it in. Mix up the content you view and all is well.
While today's plasmas should have a break in period I think this color ideology has gone a tad too far. Kinda like to keep the paranoid ones from freaking out.
This may surprise you, but I don't necessarily disagree with you. But here are some additional thoughts:
1) It's better to be safe than sorry when breaking in a plasma TV, especially one you've paid thousands of dollars for. Maybe these images help, maybe they don't, but I'm going to use them even if only for peace of mind.
2) How does one define "mix up the content you view"? It's a vague notion at best, and plasma owners are understandably confused as to what they can or cannot watch, what "mode" they need to watch it in, what the settings should be (contrast, brightness, etc.), and for how long at a time and over how many days, weeks, or months until it's finally "safe" to watch their plasma normally?
3) Using a slideshow or DVD with images designed to continually loop the pixels through their entire energy cycle is a quick and effective way to break in the phosphors. It takes most of the guesswork out of the break-in process.
4) Plasma owners can use break-in images to run during the night and while they're at work. They can't do that with normal TV content, when they have no control over what content will be displayed while they're not around.
5) Most plasma owners don't want to be restricted in how they watch content. I for one don't want to stretch the image of a blu-ray movie to fill the entire screen if that's going to result in lowered resolution or cropping of the picture. The sooner I can start enjoying my plasma TV without fear that I'm somehow harming the phosphors, the happier I am.
6) Assuming a plasma owner works a full-time job and sleeps 8 hours a night, they can easily hit the recommended minimum 100-hour break-in period in a mere 8 days. That's a whole lot faster than you can do by just watching TV normally (unless of course you're an unemployed insomniac who watches TV 24/7).
7) It's a lot easier to track how long you've been breaking in the TV when you're running break-in images for upwards of 16 hours a day. Otherwise you've got to keep a notebook with a running tally of when you watched TV and for how long, so you'll know when the "break-in" period is finally over.
For more info. on plasma break-in, refer to this white paper from Panasonic:http://www.dynamicdigital.ca/documen...nd%20Myths.pdf