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Hey guys is it normal for other video settings to be disabled or not show up when using the netflix app built into the television. I'm wondering because I'm watching American Dad before it was widescreen so I have two black bars on the side and don't have an option to make the side black bars light grey or stretch the screen... will this hurt my new plasma?

Also I have pixel orbiter set to "on", when the only other option is "auto," is "on" the best option for keeping the screen from burning?

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Hey guys is it normal for other video settings to be disabled or not show up when using the netflix app built into the television. I'm wondering because I'm watching American Dad before it was widescreen so I have two black bars on the side and don't have an option to make the side black bars light grey or stretch the screen... will this hurt my new plasma?

Also I have pixel orbiter set to "on", when the only other option is "auto," is "on" the best option for keeping the screen from burning?

Thanks guys.

I personally would not run anything but full screen material that has no logos for the first 100 hours. Others say you no longer need to burn in a plasma, but I believe it will greatly reduce the chance of any permanent image retention down the road. Think plasma like a ton of tiny candles. When you first light the candle, it will burn fast and bright. Over time it will dim a little and burn much slower. If some candles are burning at a different rate then the others, you will have temporary or possibly (not very likely) permanent image retention.
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I have another question hopefully if someone sees this thread. This tv is smart and has built in wi-fi, yet I cannot get it to connect to my hidden network. I enter in the name manually and say that its open and then the tv will not connect, I cannot find anywhere on the internet where people mention connecting smart tv's to hidden wi-fi networks, is it even possible?
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I have another question hopefully if someone sees this thread. This tv is smart and has built in wi-fi, yet I cannot get it to connect to my hidden network. I enter in the name manually and say that its open and then the tv will not connect, I cannot find anywhere on the internet where people mention connecting smart tv's to hidden wi-fi networks, is it even possible?

Maybe it's something you have to do on your router to make it visible or whatever.
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Why do you have hidden SSID? It's pretty much useless as far as security. Show the SSID, and use WPA2 encryption.

What I'd suggest, if you really want to avoid that, is to make the network visible long enough to test the connection. If it works, you'll know the TV doesn't handle hidden networks too well smile.gif
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