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Also, you can always use a gray scale test pattern of 70-100 IRE. I've always said 80 IRE, but I THINK during my ISF class Joel said 100 IRE.
This was before pixel flippers. I've made that statement many times, but after some thinking I've realized I shouldn't state that in a factual manner. I need to research that. Especially as I roll ALL IR tools except the use of a gray scale pattern into the “this was pre pixel flipper.” I've been blindly making that statement due to the fact that nothing beyond a gray scale pattern was even mentioned for the care of a plasma.
This included the use of a 100 IRE pattern for the first ~200 hours to season the panel, as well as for getting rid of IR. Also, those 200 hours were to be continuous. Not necessarily 200 hours straight, but 200 hours of nothing but the test pattern. Being steadfast in this seasoning process was to make the panel less susceptible to IR, as well as making it easier to get rid of any IR.
The latter was to be used long before any IR began to show itself during normal viewing. If you had something static on the screen, such as a gaming HUD, station logo, ticker, etc, for the better part of a day you just threw up a pattern overnight.
In my opinion this kind of “prevention” should be utilized whenever possible. Obviously this doesn't prevent IR, but it should get of IR that can only be faintly seen on certain test patterns or that can't be seen at all. This will prevent IR from getting to the point of being visible when watching content.
Regards, (for the vast majority of people :-p)