Originally Posted by Anastasios T Geivelis
How can I tell a store to run a green color slide? I cannot go to the store, this is in a magnolia in a best buy, btw.
Most who run slides due so by downloading them to a usb drive then plug it into the set. Will Best Buy do this for you? I would think they may not but you could ask. As for hours on the panel to me they seem low for a store display panel. My ZT is one year old and I have 3,000 hours on mine and it's on for an average of 8hrs a day. If they had the display on for the hours they were open you would think it would have more hours so this is good for whoever get's the display. It has a half life at 50,000 hours before it will start dimming and that will take years to reach without panel running 24/7.
The panel has enough hours on it for the phosphors to have settled so it should hold a calibration, 250-500hrs is recommended. I'm in the process now of getting mine calibrated. As mentioned above it would be nice to know if it has any burn in or just some IR. With out going to see it first it is a risk you will have to weigh yourself and if the price was right it may be worth it. Most IR is not visible while watching most content.
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