Originally Posted by Level99
I think the effect reduces as the set gets more hours. I noticed the same yellow flashes really bad when I first got my set but after a few months I didn't see them anymore.
It does diminish over time for those who are prone to seeing it. However, just how much
it goes away depends more on the person's sensitivity to it than the panel.
Originally Posted by anthongy817
While doing the break in method using the slides and default custom picture mode, is it normal to hear buzzing on the brighter slides? Will the buzzing lessen with more hours?
Yes, buzzing is normal, especially on all- or near-white slides/images. You'll also get it a lot in scenes of static cartoons, like Family Guy. Just how much it bothers you depends on your ambient noise (A/C, neighborhood traffic, etc.) and how much you listen for it during normal viewing. If it's "excessive", that is, even buzzing noticeably in dark scenes, you may have a slightly defective panel, or a screw could be loose. It depends.
Originally Posted by SamuelRyberg
Yeah man, I've been following this thread every day since it started... saw your whole ordeal earlier in the year. I only played for about 45mins. No IR. Also, I have the Disney WOW Bluray sitting right here, if I ever need the pixel flipper. I'm mounting it tomorrow. I'll post a picture soon....
Originally Posted by curly21029
Since this seemed problematic for you with your previous panel, I don't suppose that you would be willing to play a few hours of Infinite after you accrue some hours and report back with your experience? After putting several stressful weeks in a row at work, I plan to take a long weekend sometime in the near future and (likely) rally through the original Bioshock again immediately proceeded by Infinite. I played through the latter over the course of about three days on my Pioneer 101FD and the HUD left zero IR. (no turning down the contrast or any such nonsense either) I don't game as much as I used to, but being able to use my television as... well, a television is high on my priority list.
My main problem was that I was so pumped to play through Infinite that almost immediately after my initial 100 hours of slides, I dove into the entire campaign of Infinite in 3 days. That's something like 8 hours of gameplay each day that I was on, so yeah, I'm sort of a worst-case scenario. I also didn't vary up any content between sessions to really spot the IR, so that was another strike against me.
I won't make the same mistake again, as not only will I be a bit more careful for the first few hundred hours, but I also don't have Infinite anymore (borrowed it at the time from a friend).
As long as you don't do any marathon sessions with your set in the first few hundred hours, vary up your content, and throw in that pixel flipper from WoW every now and then, IR will be the last thing on your mind.
Originally Posted by ToonMasterTim
Question, I noticed there is a setting for the black bars seen when watching 4:3 content. Last night I turned it to "Off." Is this the preferred setting? I think it was set to Normal or something before and the bars didn't seem completely black while I watched an episode of The Twilight Zone.
I tend to leave it to a medium (50%) gray (forget what the option is) to help balance any 4:3 out with the unused sides.
Originally Posted by ToonMasterTim
See, I find it unacceptable that a TV technology would not be suitable for all types of viewing. As long as you don't watch SD all day long (for instance, someone who gets SD OTA and rarely watches Blu-rays or DVDs, like my grandparents), shouldn't the plasma be okay?
If someone mostly watches SD content and rarely, if ever, plays Blu-Rays, they should be looking for a good CRT on Craigslist, not a modern-day HDTV. Just a waste of money for the newer sets for that kind of viewing.
Originally Posted by SeLfMaDe111985
Yea but the lag and sync issues with the ST60 would eat me alive..even though I may not notice it..just knowing its there would drive me nuts. And I know most in here feel the same...sometimes joking AVS was a bad idea I think lol has made me very picky but get over 1k on a electronic I should be picky
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