Originally Posted by hdshn
Well, I'm a newbie here. I just bought my Panny TH-42PZ80U.
I have used it for a 30-40 hrs and watching some Euro2008 soccer games, also some ESPN just for a few hours 2-3 top, then I turn to other channels. I read that the channels logos can damage the TV.
Today I download the break-in DVD (and I copied to my memory SD Card) and I'm planning on leaving it playing all night and day (since I pass all day out my house).
I don't know if I can play with my Wii (My games: Mario Cart & Sports Games). I'm afraid to burn-in my TV If I play with my Wii.
A few questions:
It's the different breaking-in the TV with the SD Card or DVD? Any side effects?
How long can I leave the TV with SD Card running with the Break-In images?
The I don't know how to calibrate my TV, any tips like software, settings, etc...?
thanks and I will keep updating this.
I HATE the channel logos, some of them aren't so bad, some of them are terrible and some of them are awesome.
Some channels have light/transparent logos they fit in the "aren't so bad" category. Channels like HDNET, PBS HD, CBC HD, discovery HD, etc would fit into this category.
Some channels fit into the "terrible" category because they have BRIGHT colors, aren't transparent or faded, are are quite large. Some channels even have all of those. Some terrible channels are National Geographic HD (bight yellow?!?), Fox HD (bright solid white, sometimes has red too), CTV (Green, Red, and Blue bright logo), Showcase HD, also any news/morning shows usually have terrible logos. Canada A.M., Today, Early Show, and Good Morning America all suck. I mean their logos usually intergrate the station logo and their own info and sometimes take enough space that I couldn't hide it if I laid a DVD case directly over it. Not to mention all the channels with tickers. These can be terrible.
As for the AWESOME category, their aren't many. Some stations have no logos at all or only show the logos for short periods of time. I was however watching something on ABC the other night and the station was ABC 7 (local for Michigan area and its logo was a big brightly colors 7 in a circle, it was blue and silver and white mostly. But I though it was awesome because it was almost always spinning, it was the first time I've seen this. It was spin around 2-3 times then stop spinning for 1-2 seconds and spin 2-3 times again, rise and repeat. I was thinking "why don't all stations do something like that?" For a constant logo it was by far the best I've seen so far.