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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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As soon as it arrived, I tried a normal signal on each input (cable tv, hddvd, dvd).
Then I tried the 5 colour screens (all white, all black, all red, all blue, all green).
Total time thus far: 15 minutes.
Then I set d-nice's break-in settings, started Evangelo2's break in dvd, and took a nap.
It ran for 8 hours.
I had set asside some 16:9 HD-DVDs, so I watched two of them -- dot-by-dot, with d-nice's break-in settings except I used a lower contrast setting than suggested.
I started Evangelo2's break in dvd again, still with the lower than d-nice's settings, and it ran for another 16 hours.
Over the next four days, I watched cable (streched to fill the screen) and 16:9 HD-DVDs for about 3 hours a day, with Evangelo2's break in dvd running the remaining 21 hours each day. The set was not turned off for the first five days after it was installed.
Now reasonably past 100 hours, I switched to d-nice's 'night' settings, and started using the television normally. All cable shows were stretched to fill the screen, but I started watching 2.35:1 dvd and hd-dvd movies.
I never paused anything -- well, actually I paused dvd and cable a lot, but each time I turned the plasma off.
If I'm not sitting in front of the plasma, it's off. Partially for energy conservation, but mostly because who knows what signal is going to show up on it and better safe than sorry.
Now reasonably past 200 hours, I switched to d-nice's 'day' settings. All cable shows are still stretched to fill the screen, but I started watching 2.35:1 dvd and hd-dvd movies and doing some fiddling with the contrast and other settings to find a more pleasing image.
An amateur built the Ark. Titanic was built by professionals. Of course Noah took a little advice.