That seems like a bit of a cheeky answer. I'm curious about this as well, as I have a U50 on order and it will be my first plasma (and I'm an avid gamer). Anyone else care to weigh in?
Yes, break in first 24+ hours with pixeljogger continuous loop:
Then before playing/watching tv each time, play pixel jogger 5-10 min. to warm up the display first and then after every hour or pauses, play pixel jogger 5 min. etc...
Hi,wheather you break in you plasma or not,use your plasma carefully,since new plasma gets IR very easily...
Here is a quote taken from the master break-in/IR Thread II
Originally Posted by talltitan
Samsung 51D550 owner here with what appears to be some bad IR from the Mass Effect 3 multilayer consumable item HUD. The set had a good 600 hrs plus on it before I ever played the game and the IR has been there for over 6 weeks since.
Settings where in game mode with the cell at 18, contrast at 85, brightness 42, 16:9 orbiter on at 4.4.1 setting.
In the six week period that I played the multilayer I couldn't have played any more than 30 hrs tops of the game, with no gaming session lasting longer than three hours. When I first got the set I tried to stress it pretty hard by playing no telling how many hours of Skyrim and a friend and I actually sat and played the hole Gears of War 3 campaign split screen together in one long night just a couple of days after buying the set with the only after effects being the normal IR that fades in a hour or so.
The IR is not really visible at all during normal viewing, the only time I can see it is against solid colored images most predominantly completely white backgrounds.
I have since ran the image swipe that is in the menu section for burn in on the set for probably 24 hrs, Zoyds personal washer for 24 hrs, and ran the break in slides for a good 12 hrs, and blasted it with a complete white screen in dynamic for a good 12 hours and then the normal full screen viewing that I watch plus other games and can't really tell that it has faded much or at all.
Outside of the one issue the set has been really good against retaining any images for no longer than a hour and even that retention was so light you really couldn't find it unless you went up to the set and looked for it.
I really like the set good picture and all but between this heavy IR which I hope will go away and the brightness pops that I had with set when I first got it, which where fixed from the USB update I got from Samsung the set has been little to problematic in my opinion
Any one here had IR like described above that took months to go away? Will unplugging the set when I am at work help?
Don't! The PQ, especially on this years Panny's, are amazing. Just be careful with station logos and keep gaming to short sessions, giving breaks every half hour for the first few weeks.
Well, I just got $100 price adjustment from Amazon. So I'll definitely give it a try (especially since I have a 30 day free return period). I think I'll have to tell the family that no one watches tv unless I'm in the room.