Originally Posted by Achilles00
Normally, I might run the set 10 hours a week, but for the first 3 weeks I ran it more like 20 hours a week. If I wasn't watching something, I ran the slides for a couple of hours.
So at the end of three weeks you had about 60 hours on your set.
Anyway, I also did some gaming.
During the first three weeks?
I played Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze for probably 6-8 hours over the course of 3 days
About 13% of your set's first 60 hours was Donkey Kong.
Yet, the image of the health meter is clearly visible against certain backgrounds (mostly on light blue skies).
A lot of people wouldn't have been surprise, because they think that as a panel ages it gets less vulnerable to IR. I don't know if that true.
I have run the Disney WOW pixel flipper for several days and have since logged about 150 more hours of full screen content on the set without playing any more Donkey Kong, and yet the IR is still there.
Is your pixel flipper time a portion of the 150 hours of full screen content? How many of those additional hours were flipper hours?
99% of the time it's not noticeable, but I just can't seem to shake it.
It sounds like there may have been some improvement. Is that right?
And the whole idea that you can't just watch your TV--that instead you need to run slides every so often and break it in--takes away from my enjoyment of the TV.
That's probably why some people go with LCD technology.
Now I'm paranoid about getting IR from other sources, too. I'd like to calibrate my set, but I don't know if I should continue to try to get rid of the IR before doing it.
I'm not sure what you mean by calibration, but if you mean having the setup menu on for several hours, that's probably not a good idea right now.
At 200+ hours, I feel like it's probably not IR but burn-in.
200+ hours isn't very long. and I don't see any reason to suspect that you have burn-in. More likely you have buyers remorse.
Here is some information about IR that you may find helpful.Two Types of IR - Part ITwo Types of IR - Part IIAvoid and Remove IR.