hey guys back on the forum after a long absence, about to get the 60' ST60 next thurs and really want to do this right and do the slides. however im having the geek squad connect everything together for me.. my tv, ps3 and directiv along with my new yamaha av receiver.. stupid question maybe but i need to test everything out to make sure it all works.. i cant just immediately go to slides with the geeks here.. lol is that gonna mess up the whole process?
New to these forums here. Had a couple of questions and concerns that I would love to be addressed here. Some of you have probably seen these questions a thousand times, so if I sound like a broken record to you, then don't even bother answering. Just point me in the right direction with a link to the answer if you can, and I'll start reading!
So, tomorrow I am picking up a P50S60, first Plasma TV I've had. I've done research (I know that I need to break it in for the first 100-200 hours, watching channels with a static image for the first 100 hours needs to stay to a minimum, etc) but I am still a bit confused about some things.
1) I've seen D-Nice's first post on this thread, on the first page, where he supplied some prep slides to use on the TV for the first 100 hours. How would I use those? I'm assuming I would just copy those slides onto a USB stick, stick the USB into the TV? D-Nice also says to leave all the settings at their default..D is talking about the TV settings right? Brightness, contrast, etc? What confuses me is that a lot of reviewers have said that the brightness and contrast should be turned down during the first 100 hours. Down to what level? They weren't really being specific. Should I keep the levels at the default when using those slides, and turn down the brightness and contrast when someone wants to watch tv? Hope that doesn't ruin the tv in any way..
Anyway, back to the slides! I would not be able to use those slides for the entire 100 hours, as other people in the house like to watch sports. And the news channel occasionally, so those static images are a problem. What precaution should I take when someone is watching sports, or the news? I've read that it may be best to zoom in until the static images are no longer on screen. Do I really have to do this? The static images would not be on for more than an hour at most, seeing as sports games have intermissions/commercial breaks every so often, so I don't know if the zoom in is necessarily needed..an opinion about this would be great, though!
2) What about calibrations, and settings? I have also seen D-Nice's reference setting son the first page of this thread, but it says that they are "designed exclusively to be used on North American TC-PxxST60 displays". Would it be a problem if I used these on my S60? I mean, I also found this: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_102-591233/panasonic-tc-p50s60-picture-settings/ , so if I can't use D-Nice's settings, then that isn't too much of a problem. I've heard that the Disney Wow blu-ray is pretty good for calibration, but..I do not have a blu-ray player. That being said, if I use D-Nice's settings, would I even need to use the Disney calibration?
3) I plan on buying a PS4 in a month or so (if I can find one in stock), and had a question about gaming. As far as I know, there is no gaming mode on the S60. Will I have to re-calibrate the input that the PS4 will be on? Or does it automatically look the same on all inputs after calibrating it the first time? Finally, since I'll be gaming on this TV only after the first 100 or so hours, how long should I game for before taking a break do you guys think? I've read that some people can game for 5+ hours and not see any image retention, and then others will game for 2 hours or less and notice some bad IR. Not sure what to do, really.
I think that's it..for now. Sorry if this is such a long post, I just really want to keep this tv healthy for as long as possible! Answers to these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Double post by accident..whoops.