Originally Posted by tom669
As for repairing harm caused by reset... well, I do not know, but it causes the panel to get out of sync with the control board. In theory it should be possible to compensate for the ageing algorithm manually. Since the panel has passed the initial break in stage I think you should only need to try eliminate black rain, magenta sparkles, red tint etc.
I aged my panel for 215 hours with SUS at 178 and SAD at 158 (determined these values using the flowcharts in the service manual) and was artifact free in all internal patterns. Symptoms right after the reset were white sparkles in black, black screen looking like static noise, IR and black rain.
Over time, the white sparkles went away and black screen looked more uniform. At the 215 hour mark, I decided to adjust voltages and realized that I was not getting any black rain when reducing RSTP to 1, whereas fresh off the reset, I had black rain with RSTP at 18! I adjusted S1, S3 and S5 individually using the flowcharts and got to the point where my panel looked extremely close to stock!
IR had completely gone away, black rain gone, white sparkles gone, black screen still looked like static noise (though not as pronounced as before). My panel had accumulated 17000 pulses on 4 of the 5 pulse meters, remaining one is at 13000. I enjoyed it for a couple of hours and watched low APL scenes that looked like garbage before, and was amazed at the clarity and absence of IR.
Turned off the TV and called it a day. The next day, I check out the TV and its back to square 1! This leads me to believe that I'm against a never ending game of cat and mouse.