Originally Posted by Hawkmoon
I was reading the last post in that master burn in thread here and the guy stated he runs the screen wipe for half the time he watches a letter box movie. He watches Batman for 2.5 hours and then runs the wipe for 90mins. To me that is just insane. To have to run a screen wipe that much just because you watch a letterbox movie. I have only used the screen wipe for 10 min and that was to see how it works. I have only watched 4 or so letterbox movies since owning the set. Since I am new to Plasma I try to read a lot and when I read what this guy suggests to others to me it just seems like it is too much trouble.
You making fun of me, now?
My point was that after I watch a movie, I'm probably not still there watching TV. If I am, there's no reason to use the screen wipe; the station I'm watching will take care of that just fine. But if I'm going to sleep or leaving the room, I'll run the scroller and set the timer on for 90 minutes or what have you.
NOTE: I don't do this on my D7000 anymore. I used to baby it because it was prone to IR. After about 3,000 hours, I can say with certainty
that it no longer is. That said, I don't have to do it anymore.
You'll have to keep in mind that I'm coming from a previous Panasonic set that has uneven wear, mostly from 4:3 content. I'll show a picture for you if you'd like me to scare you, but I'd rather you trust my word about that. From that point on, I said that I wouldn't let that happen again to something I'm investing thousands of dollars with. The reason it happened is because we would watch something with a static image (including letterbox or pillarbox content), and then we'd turn off the TV. Rinse and repeat. Not getting it any
overall aging in the picture with a dynamic assortment of pixels is what caused the issue.
Seriously, how "crazy" is it that I'm taking care of my set? It's not like I'm sitting there during the day, inspecting it for things. In fact, it takes just a few presses on my Harmony remote. I have a function for a 90 minute timer to press, and I have a button for it to run the scroller. I press both, drop the remote, and walk out of the room. Yeah, that was very hard and frustrating for me.
The next time you talk about me, please don't make me sound insane. You'll have to soon recognize the difference between uneven wear and IR, or else you're going to learn from first-hand experience. Yes, I'm actually hoping you get it now from karma.
No, it's not too much trouble for you to do what I suggested. I'm not saying you must
do it, either. Notice that when I posted that, it was basically a surefire way to avoid uneven wear from showing up on your screen. It's the same as somebody saying "vary your content," only some people don't really do it enough. IR isn't what you need to worry about; uneven wear is. Content definitely needs to be varied for that.
Sorry for ranting, and sorry for sounding insulting. I just want you to understand that I was just trying to help somebody out, not make this plasma owning thing a nightmare or nuisance for people.
The most important thing you have to understand is that I'm not afraid
of watching my television, I'm just taking the necessary precautions before I give myself reason to be worried. Like I tell my softball players I coach: you stretch to prevent
injuries, not to treat