Plasma manufacturers have tried various ways of reducing burn-in such as using gray pillar boxes, pixel orbiters and image washing routines, but none to date have eliminated the problem and all plasma manufacturers continue to exclude burn-in from their warranties. -Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_display
, If what you say is true ?
Pixel orbit may otherwise
at least prolong phosphor life as you should
know *all * types of phosphorus emissive displays including plasma
deteriorate over time (temperature is one enemy of phosphor ) makes sense or not?. I can not prove or disprove that pixel orbit does or does not affect phosphor life. I have my pixel orbiter on at mfr default auto setting. I can not see it at normal viewing distance with Blue Ray disc. I have tried it both on and off. So at least in my case and from what I can see here I will leave mine on . As to weather it does anything or not
All I can say at least the TV manufactures and the references cited here seem think it might. (I looked) I have not seen anything to convince me to turn it off.Three links here that refer to published professional calibrations by
ISF certifeid calibrators recommend that on at least Panasonic Plasmas pixel orbiters be enabled I think it is safe to assume that likewise would equally apply to other brands as they all provide for it.
Recommended Best Settings
http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1762335-panasonic-tx-p50gt60-reviewers-recommended-best-settings.htmlSteve Withers at avForums.com is a certified ISF calibrator he also ownes http://www.stormfrontav.com/
If there are any professional calibrators that turn pixel orbit off that does not at least seem to coincide with ISF or MFR recommendations.If any certified calibrators would like to offer input that would be more than welcome in fact encouraged
. or maybe we can start another thread and have some free discussion I'm always willing to learn something. If there are valid proven reasons to turn off pixel orbit even if just a verifiable better viewing experience I'm sure that would be interesting .The recommended default settings Panasonic provides in conjunction with ISF when you enter ISF mode from the remote have pixel orbit enabled
also under * most* other settings or modes the pixel orbit remains on auto.smurraybhm
I didn't realise you talked to * all * of the professional calibrators out there or Panasonic about that ! Can you cite some references or are you just making a blanket general statement without proof. Its seem contrary to anything I have seen so I have to assume your unproven statements at lest conflict with Panasonic,ISF home theater,Cnet ,Av Forums.com Storm frontand Sound and Visions .com
and also quite a few threads here at AVS your statement may be incorrect .Your opinions might deserve more respect if they could be proven .
So at this point I would have to say that *maybe* orbiter should be set on auto. ofc all are free to do as they will.
On automatic the Panasonic starts the pixel orbiter after 4 min of a static screen. Or you can change it to force and select 1 to 4 min.Here is ( in part ) Cnet (CBS) labs recommended settings for the Panasonic VT 60 . Without any proof otherwise I would take their advise and Panasonics default settings (at least on the pixel orbit ) since they do provide an automatic default automatic setting but we ofc are all entitled to our opinions whether they can be proven or not . Cnet / CBS labs should be up to the task of a professional calibration
2013 Panasonic TC-P60VT60 picture settings
by tpendlebury CNET staff - 5/6/13 1:55 PM
Screen settings sub-menu:
Screen format: JUST
H size: Size 1
Zoom adjustments: No change
Screen display: on
4:3 side bars: OffPixel orbiter: Auto
Screen wipe: No change
People who think they know everything annoy those of us that do !
Note: This post was edited by its original author Added calibration report info on 05/07/2013 at 12:25 PM PT