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so i am planning on buying this tv in the very near future 9the 60pb5600 to be exact) and my plan is to do it up right and break it in with the colour slides.

 

i do have questions/concerns about such activity though...

 

so basically i am supposed to leave my tv on running through the slides for like 8-10 (or more) hours a day until the 100-150 hour mark? i'm a bit of a worry wart...there's no issues leaving the tv on for that many hours straight on a given day? there's no heat issues? my tv won't explode or be damaged?!

 

any information would be great. this would be my first plasma and though i am very excited i also have some nerves about the whole situation!

 

thank you.

 

I actually didn't do the slides.  I usually had the tv on 3-5 hours a day, running on channels with full screen and no scrolling items.  I have had no IR issues at all and I'm around 150 hours.  IR is such a non issue these days with plasma that I think people are a little overly cautious.


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so i am planning on buying this tv in the very near future 9the 60pb5600 to be exact) and my plan is to do it up right and break it in with the colour slides.

i do have questions/concerns about such activity though...

so basically i am supposed to leave my tv on running through the slides for like 8-10 (or more) hours a day until the 100-150 hour mark? i'm a bit of a worry wart...there's no issues leaving the tv on for that many hours straight on a given day? there's no heat issues? my tv won't explode or be damaged?!

any information would be great. this would be my first plasma and though i am very excited i also have some nerves about the whole situation!

thank you.


Running slides is not required unless you are trying to age faster for a calibration. It's a myth that it is required, it does nothing to guard against future IR. You can get the same results from watching normal varied content with conservative settings for the break in period.
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I actually didn't do the slides.  I usually had the tv on 3-5 hours a day, running on channels with full screen and no scrolling items.  I have had no IR issues at all and I'm around 150 hours.  IR is such a non issue these days with plasma that I think people are a little overly cautious.

I completely agree. I had a Panasonic TC-P50U50 (2012), a Samsung PN60F5300 (2013), and this LG plasma. I never used break in slides on any of the sets and had ZERO issues.


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Got my wireless dongle today.. hook up and connection to my wifi was way easier than with the Samsung 3D led I took down and the Smart connections, Apps, are just what I needed.. way better layout than my 3yr old Samsung. Been watching the HBO series "The Pacific" WWII movie after Pearl Harbor. Connection is awesome and HD no problems! Makes this tv much better! haha
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so i have a weird question that i'm not sure anyone will be able to answer but...

 

as i've mentioned on here a couple times, i've decided to go with the 60pb5600 (the non smart version of pb6600). before going ahead and purchasing it i went on the lg website and compared the 5600 and the 6600 technical specs side by side. something sort of jumped out at me as interesting. on the 6600 under 'display type' is states it's pdp (plasma display panel), under the 5600 version it leaves the 'display type' spot blank. is that just a typo? the tv is a plasma so it by default has to be a 'pdp' right?

 

any information on this would be great, thanks.


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so i have a weird question that i'm not sure anyone will be able to answer but...

 

as i've mentioned on here a couple times, i've decided to go with the 60pb5600 (the non smart version of pb6600). before going ahead and purchasing it i went on the lg website and compared the 5600 and the 6600 technical specs side by side. something sort of jumped out at me as interesting. on the 6600 under 'display type' is states it's pdp (plasma display panel), under the 5600 version it leaves the 'display type' spot blank. is that just a typo? the tv is a plasma so it by default has to be a 'pdp' right?

 

any information on this would be great, thanks.

definitely a typo.


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Its listed under the Plasma tv's so I can't see how it can't have a pdp.
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definitely a typo.

 

 

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Its listed under the Plasma tv's so I can't see how it can't have a pdp.

 

thanks guys. that's what i figured but it was of slight concern. i was pretty confident that the 5600 picture quality was basically the 6600 model just without the smart features and didn't know if there some kind of add-on i was missing, but it looks like it's just an error. thanks again!


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You can always call them and ask.. or see if they have one at BB and ask them.. I'm not certain but only makes sense to me since its listed under the plasma tv's.
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I was complaining about spots on the screen when running the slides. Well, the spots never disappeared, BUT I decided to start watching some shows and movies, to give it a chance and, WHOA, this TV has impressed us. I am no expert but, to us, the picture looks beautiful. I have decided not to return it, as a result. After discounting for the Netflix deal and the free dongle, this set was close to $500. There's no guarantee that if I exchange it, which is a hassle, I'll get one that is better, but more importantly, I cannot see any problems when watching actual programs.


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I was complaining about spots on the screen when running the slides. Well, the spots never disappeared, BUT I decided to start watching some shows and movies, to give it a chance and, WHOA, this TV has impressed us. I am no expert but, to us, the picture looks beautiful. I have decided not to return it, as a result. After discounting for the Netflix deal and the free dongle, this set was close to $500. There's no guarantee that if I exchange it, which is a hassle, I'll get one that is better, but more importantly, I cannot see any problems when watching actual programs.

Thats what I've been saying from the beginning! After the freebies and the already low price.. where are you going to get a 60" tv that has a pic this good. Just like my other two plasma's before.. the picture is just breaking in and keeps getting better! Like I've said before.. in a well lit room.. its not a good pic.. gets me motivated to go out and get a life! The pic when the lights go low or dark is Awesome! I do not have buyers remorse.. especially for the price I paid. In 3 yrs when the 4k tv's drop dead low I might pick one up in its place.. but for now this picture is great! Way better than my last led 3d tv..I never could get used to the pic. Since I still have my 50" Panasonic Panny setup in the bedroom and I can see both.. I think I actually like this pic better! My neighbors are amazed at the pic... haha The think its like going to the movies!
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Were you one of the lucky ones that bought it for 600? I rented a van to transport it, at which point they promptly raised it to 700...still not sure if I'm going to bother at 700 (+ tax!) :/.
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At 699, the tv is still a outstanding value. Micro center might run it at that again, but for the extra 100, still totally worth it.
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In stock again at MicroCenter.  But note the price.  :-(    Still a good buy.

 

Thank you for choosing Micro Center (Central Ohio/Columbus).
SKU#205815
60" 1080p Smart Plasma HDTV - 60PB6600
$699.99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/431963/60_1080p_Smart_Plasma_HDTV_-_60PB6600


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so i am planning on buying this tv in the very near future 9the 60pb5600 to be exact) and my plan is to do it up right and break it in with the colour slides.
 
i do have questions/concerns about such activity though...
 
so basically i am supposed to leave my tv on running through the slides for like 8-10 (or more) hours a day until the 100-150 hour mark? i'm a bit of a worry wart...there's no issues leaving the tv on for that many hours straight on a given day? there's no heat issues? my tv won't explode or be damaged?!
 
any information would be great. this would be my first plasma and though i am very excited i also have some nerves about the whole situation!
 
thank you.
I've been enjoying my summer and literally have over 50hrs with 80% of that from just playing video games. No IR problems. Just watch normally and it will gracefully age nicely

Just remember to turn on ISM method Orbiter. It shifts the picture by a few pixels (or something like that) to prevent display issues.
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I've been looking at the PB6900 to hold me over for a year or so, but can't find many reviews or anything about input lag? I do game often, so I'm really curious about the lag on these sets if anyone has any experience with it.
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I've been enjoying my summer and literally have over 50hrs with 80% of that from just playing video games. No IR problems. Just watch normally and it will gracefully age nicely

Just remember to turn on ISM method Orbiter. It shifts the picture by a few pixels (or something like that) to prevent display issues.
thanks for the information...

what do you have your contrast at? did you keep it lower for the first few hours or no??
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Quote: Originally Posted by dmtaub

I actually didn't do the slides. I usually had the tv on 3-5 hours a day, running on channels with full screen and no scrolling items. I have had no IR issues at all and I'm around 150 hours. IR is such a non issue these days with plasma that I think people are a little overly cautious.


I completely agree. I had a Panasonic TC-P50U50 (2012), a Samsung PN60F5300 (2013), and this LG plasma. I never used break in slides on any of the sets and had ZERO issues.
Then you were simply lucky. IR is still s aerious problem these days with plasma. Over here in Germany we have a lot of G16-users, that are plagued by burn in.

Ans trust me, LG is the worst of the three (Samsung, Panasonic, LG) when it comes to IR.
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Then you were simply lucky. IR is still s aerious problem these days with plasma. Over here in Germany we have a lot of G16-users, that are plagued by burn in.

Ans trust me, LG is the worst of the three (Samsung, Panasonic, LG) when it comes to IR.
Nope. I refuse to be belive I was "lucky" on 3 different sets. I can't speak for German models however. Or you aren't using them properly.
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...i've decided to go with the 60pb5600 (the non smart version of pb6600).
The 60pb5600 has only 1 HDMI port versus 3 on the 60pb6600.
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Nope. I refuse to be belive I was "lucky" on 3 different sets. I can't speak for German models however. Or you aren't using them properly.
But he's right, my 2 German models, PH6708 from 2013 and the new 2014 pb690v have strong IR, even after 500 break-in (pb690v) and over 2500hrs of use (ph6708)
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But he's right, my 2 German models, PH6708 from 2013 and the new 2014 pb690v have strong IR, even after 500 break-in (pb690v) and over 2500hrs of use (ph6708)
Again, this thread is not about the German models. It is about the US models. It does not apply. I can leave a stagnant image on my screen for half an hour and I get no IR. Sorry that the German models have such terrible IR, but that isn't the case with the 6600. I suggest that if you want to talk about the pb690v,you start a thread for it. We don't need to scare off potential 6600 owners by confusing them with information about another TV.
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that right, I was kinda wanting to upgrade in size and was considering the 60PB6900. LG black levels are pretty much a moot point for me as they seem to be about on par with the 50/51" Samsung models, [IMG]http://*******/9jszky[/IMG]which have always been historically higher than their larger panels.thanks
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I've been looking at the PB6900 to hold me over for a year or so, but can't find many reviews or anything about input lag? I do game often, so I'm really curious about the lag on these sets if anyone has any experience with it.
There is some lag but its not very bad. I play online games COD etc...Someone early in the thread posted around 55ms measured lag with their Wii. It's less than my old LCD thats for sure.

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thanks for the information...

what do you have your contrast at? did you keep it lower for the first few hours or no??
I did have it lower after reading some other users calibration settings. I changed it higher after I started watching movies and noticed a lack of detail in the shadows. Now I have it at 97.

It's been a long time since I've had to calibrate a tv. I owned my old one for about 7 years. Now that I have it dialed in with my PS4, I am really impressed for the price. Sure its not the best and won't beat a Panasonic, but this LG has an amazing picture for sure.
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Again, this thread is not about the German models. It is about the US models. It does not apply. I can leave a stagnant image on my screen for half an hour and I get no IR. Sorry that the German models have such terrible IR, but that isn't the case with the 6600. I suggest that if you want to talk about the pb690v,you start a thread for it. We don't need to scare off potential 6600 owners by confusing them with information about another TV.
Do you really think the European and American plasma from LG are so different? According to data sheets they are absolutely 100% identical, apart from the Smart TV content for each continent
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I thought I would bring to everyone's attention that HHGregg has a 60PB6650 listed on their website as of this week. Looking at LG's website, the only noticeable difference appears to be that Wifi is built-in, otherwise probably the same TV. This might explain why BB doesn't have any PB6600s and can't get any in my area- new model coming. Maybe also why Frys isn't selling PB6600s online?
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I thought I would bring to everyone's attention that HHGregg has a 60PB6650 listed on their website as of this week. Looking at LG's website, the only noticeable difference appears to be that Wifi is built-in, otherwise probably the same TV. This might explain why BB doesn't have any PB6600s and can't get any in my area- new model coming. Maybe also why Frys isn't selling PB6600s online?
Just checked the Frys website, showing PB6600 for $1099 marked down to $688 until 6/19.
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Do you really think the European and American plasma from LG are so different? According to data sheets they are absolutely 100% identical, apart from the Smart TV content for each continent
I do see some IR on my 60PB6600 after playing COD:Ghosts for a couple of hours last night. Of course I also have adjusted both the Set Up and Set Down pots on my set so maybe that has increased IR? Either way, though, it doesn't bother me and I know the IR will dissipate over time. I also have close to 300 hours on this set, for what that's worth.
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It's true, I just got one. I'm glad to be part of the community.

$599 at Micro Center
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MicroCenter has the 50" on sale, carry-out from store only, for $399.99
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