Originally Posted by James2020
Here are my before and after pics. There's certainly a noticeable difference, especially with the black bars when watching widescreen movies and when the screen goes black during movie/shows. The difference is substantial enough to satiate my desire for an OLED, at least for now, which is probably a very good thing considering OLED still has room to improve and QLED, though not self-emissive right now, may be self-emissive within a few years and will seemingly be a serious competitor to OLED in the future (possibly even now, if reviews are accurate). Overall, I'd say I'm happy with the PMCv2.
I do have a potentially stupid question: my black levels seem to be rising quickly and I'd like to manually reset them. Do I have to remove the PMCv2 from the TV to do so, or can I just flip the switch while it's still connected (I'm thinking this will do nothing/reset them to the previous levels)? Thanks!
Yes, the PMCv2 can be operated while attached. You may certainly use the manual reset method to your heart's content. There is no limit or warning based upon its use. The only caveat is to follow the instructions provided. For example, while you can flip switches while the TV is on, and it most certainly will not damage the TV in any way, that's not the way the PMCv2 is designed to operate. Put the TV in standby first....
There are two ways to go about what you want -- the manual reset method on v2.2 software units repurposed one of the switches. That is certainly the easiest way to accomplish a manual reset. The other method is to go through a complete undo cycle followed by going through a normal "new installation" method (skipping the physical removal and re-installation steps)... I recommend the manual method. It's easier.
I am also surprised that your MLL seems to be rising much more quickly than others. I don't believe other S1 owners have reported such. That said, I do know what while the commonly held belief was the first MLL rise at the 300 mark, there were at least a few people who reported their rise to occur sooner, around the 200hr mark. That is why the PMCv1/v2 devices were designed to reset at the 150hr mark, to make sure I catch as many corner cases as possible. And that hasn't seemed to be a problem for anyone. Try out the manual method and see if in fact you can get restoration before the natural 150hr mark and report back. I think we're all curious on your findings!
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