Originally Posted by Raikirik
Sorry I believe I meant to avoid static images and such that would lead to IR in the first 100 hours. If I read a few posts that said something along those lines but I apologize in advance if I am misinterpreting things. Should I turn up contrast when running a pixel flipper?
Would the IR lead to uneven phosphor aging in the affected sections along the way? Sorry for asking all these questions. I just got the set last weekend so I'm still really antsy about anything that goes on with it. It's definitely a beautiful set. I was watching my Game of Thrones blu the other day and the blacks on the Night's Watch
Ask away, no harm in that..
I can’t say for sure what the IR will do to the phosphors in the long run but the two while they are related they are distant cousins,
I wouldn’t worry AT ALL about any of this, just relax and watch your tv, you’re not gonna kill it. I can tell you that I have minor IR from the create channel logo, I CAN NOT see it if I sit on the couch and watch tv, I only see it when I run the color slides, and then only on the red slide. I know where it is and I know its there and I still cannot see it while watching the tv.. if I go OCD I will see it by walking up close to the tv and staring at the set with a paused picture..
I use to run the pixel flipper every other night, once I noticed the IR I worried a little (not much) and ran the WOW disk after two or three times it was gone, I was satisfied that it can be fixed and now I watch anything I want in the intended format, I don’t stretch or zoom, I don’t surf channels, I don’t turn the contrast up or down,, I watch the TV as it was intended and I am very happy. The pic is great and the lack of stress and worry makes the tv that much better..
Just enjoy your set and dont worry. There are no issues you can create that will hurt your tv so bad that it will be unwatchable..
Feel free to age your set as intended but you will not really be able to see a difference in the PQ (maybe ever so slight) Also, you can also age the TV to ease your mind on IR, and the Panasonic manual does say to not leave static images on the screen for long periods, I think this is referring to many many hours, using the slides will NOT help with IR, it is ONLY intended to prep the TV for calibration. Calibration from a pro is costly and (major improvement in PQ) useful but also will not help with IR.
For the record I have the 60ST60 and have not had a pro cal, I have my contrast at between 83-90 depending on what I watch.
Last comment for now, if my OCD kicks in I will look for IR and if I see it I will either avoid the thing that caused it or run the pixel flipper over night. I want to stress that I do not see it from my viewing position, I just do it to be sure it doesn’t build up over time and make it viewable from the couch later.