So I just bought my first plasma TV. It's a 60PN6500. I know it's an entry level TV, but I'm from Brazil and here it costs about US$1141!
Well, it just arrived and I'm freaking out about some things.
1 - BURN INS!
I have read they're not much of an issue on modern TVs, but LG's own manual tells we should be pretty careful about them and that they're not covered by the warranty! OMFG!
They specifically said NOT TO watch movies with black bars! Is that true? From Christ sake, what if I have a movie which is not the TV's ratio? Should I zoom it in and watch it horribly distorted?
Is there a way of preventing it? I'm afraid of even turning my TV on now!
What if, God forbids, a burn in happens? Is there any solution or I'm gonna lose my money?
2 - Grainy image
I've tried my Band of Brothers blu-ray and it was extremely grainy. I guess the movie IS grainy, but on this TV it was PRETTY NOTICEABLE, to the point of being distracting.
I then threw Hellboy on, and it was better, but I still can see some grains sometimes. Is that an issue or I'm just freaking out about the higher resolution?
Also, I noticed the TV makes lower definition sources WORSE. Netflix is not looking amazing, for instance. And files downloaded from the internet look ****** as hell.
3 - Calibration
I was checking this topic about calibration:
Official LG 50PN6500, 60PN6500 Owner's Thread (2013 1080p plasma series)...
So far so good, but I've read somethings about time of use and that also started giving me some panic attack! What that 100 hours thing means? Should I keep my settings to default until I cross that line? What if I don't? Does the TV keeps track of how long it's being used or should I do it?
4 - I'm 2.80 m away from the TV. Is that enough? I feel I wouldn't see that much artifact and grains if I was a bit far away from it.
Thanks a lot guys, help me keep my health!
PS: I've asked the same thing at Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/hometheater/...d_am_freaking/
), got some good answers there, but would appreciate your guys inputs too.