Download Break In DVD (SVCD) - Page 16 - AVS Forum
First ... 14  15  16 17  18  ... Last
OLED Technology and Flat Panels General > Download Break In DVD (SVCD)
d0ofy's Avatar d0ofy 08:48 PM 05-14-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete7874 View Post

I tried to download the CDR version, but I get "page not found" when I click on this link:


Is the link dead for others, too, or is it just me?

Take the underscore out of the file name.

Pete7874's Avatar Pete7874 08:50 PM 05-14-2007
Yup. Thanks. Just figured it out.
Kr8z1's Avatar Kr8z1 08:50 PM 05-14-2007
Not working for me either. Looks like Evangelo2 has been doing some work on his site, maybe it will be back up later.
Kr8z1's Avatar Kr8z1 08:52 PM 05-14-2007
nevermind
sblasl's Avatar sblasl 04:36 PM 05-17-2007
Any chance that someone could put this in a QuickTime/.mp4 format so that I could put this on my Apple TV?

Thanks,
Evangelo2's Avatar Evangelo2 08:56 PM 05-17-2007
can't the apple tv play a dvd?
sblasl's Avatar sblasl 08:14 AM 05-18-2007
You have to rip & then transcode a DVD then stream or sync it to the Apple TV. Stuff that is all new to me...

Video formats supported:
H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps)

MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps)

Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps); protected AAC (from iTunes Store); MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps); MP3 VBR; Apple Lossless; AIFF; WAV

TV compatibility
Enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz
davemcs's Avatar davemcs 08:17 AM 05-21-2007
since red/green/blue combined make for a white screen...would it be safe to display a pure white screen during times when the TV isnt being watched to safely "age" the screen?
Evangelo2's Avatar Evangelo2 08:27 AM 05-21-2007
It should be safe.
The only possible drawback is that a pure white screen pulls the most power and pushes the plasma hardest (same with CRTs). The changing colors can be a little easier on the power supply and some other parts of the plasma.
-Evangelo2
davemcs's Avatar davemcs 08:38 AM 05-21-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evangelo2 View Post

It should be safe.
The only possible drawback is that a pure white screen pulls the most power and pushes the plasma hardest (same with CRTs). The changing colors can be a little easier on the power supply and some other parts of the plasma.
-Evangelo2


Thanks E

Once your dsic gets here I'll start running in during "off hours" via the HD-A1 that arrived witht he 4270HD!

Dave

***Update...DVD arrived and works perfectly. Many Thanks Evangelo!
foofighters's Avatar foofighters 09:41 PM 05-24-2007
SO i play the break in dvd every night after i use the scrolling white screen option for at least two hours a night until i reach 250 hours of 'breaking in' Then i change my settings to what? Am i close here im getting my 5054 monday morning!
jn2006's Avatar jn2006 08:59 AM 05-29-2007
so i just got samsung 50" plasma (5054). I should just download this dvd and play it for 100 hours continously before I start watching tv? Or does the total number of hours = 100, with time for tv? Is it ok just to watch non-hd tv for a hundred hours? thanks.
Evangelo2's Avatar Evangelo2 09:04 AM 05-29-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by jn2006 View Post

so i just got samsung 50" plasma (5054). I should just download this dvd and play it for 100 hours continously before I start watching tv? Or does the total number of hours = 100, with time for tv? Is it ok just to watch non-hd tv for a hundred hours? thanks.

Hi jn2006,
It is fine to just watch sd-tv stretched or zoomed or regular HD TV for 100 hours. Just try and not watch things that have black bars or fixed high contrast station logos. Also turn down your contrast and brightness settings.
This disc is made to supplement that normal watching time to get you to 100 hours faster that way you can really start enjoying your plasma the way you want to watch it (I know I am lucky if I get 60 hours of use on my plasma a month). With the disc I went to 200 hours of total viewing in about 1 and a half weeks.
-Evangelo2
offdee's Avatar offdee 10:15 PM 05-29-2007
I apologize if I'm an idiot, but new to all of this and really don't want to screw anything up.

I'm getting a Panasanoic 77U later this week...can you give me a "breaking in for dummies" version for this specific set?

From what I gather..

If I don't have a break in DVD:
- Watch non HD shows for 100 hours
- Don't watch anything with black bars or fixed logos
- Turn down contrast and brightness settings.

After 100 hours of this I'm safe to turn all levels to desired and watch whatever programming I want for however long I want?
BasementBob's Avatar BasementBob 11:52 PM 05-29-2007
offdee:

Quote:


If I don't have a break in DVD:
- Watch non HD shows for 100 hours

Actually watching HD shows is fine. For example Discovery HD.

Quote:


- Don't watch anything with black bars or fixed logos
- Turn down contrast and brightness settings.

Yes. Yes.

You can also watch, at low contrast, any true 16:9 DVDs that you have. (no 2.35:1 stuff). If you're watching 4:3 cable television, use the screen's stretch mode to fill the screen. Drive every pixel.


Quote:


After 100 hours of this I'm safe to turn all levels to desired and watch whatever programming I want for however long I want?

Beware of bright static images forever:
a) most games
b) non-transparent station identification logos
c) some screen savers like the Motorola DCT-6416's screen saver -- it's a pure full brightness white logo moving around the screen, and is unexpectidly enough to cause light burn in.

What I do is run at perfect/calibrated settings for BluRay and HDDVD disks, and low contrast settings for cable television (CSI, Star Trek Voyager, Mad About You).


I did the Evangelo2's DVD thing for about 200 hours, with a couple of hours of 16:9 HDDVDs in there, all at low contrast -- I'd just bought this expensive toy and I had to watch something on it the first two days.
offdee's Avatar offdee 11:08 AM 05-30-2007
I'd really like to use this burn in DVD, but am having troubles finding someone to burn it for me.

Also not sure if my DVD player plays SVCD...anybody know with this model:
Sony DVD-NC665P (Precision Cinema Progressive, Precision Drive 2/MP3 Playback)

Would anybody out there be willing to burn this for me and mail to me? I could pay for the services or return it when I'm finished.

Appreciate the help
offdee's Avatar offdee 11:15 AM 05-30-2007
Some other idiotic questions...feel free to flame me!

1) What means this...explain to me like I'm 10 yrs old: can watch any true 16:9 DVDs that you have. (no 2.35:1 stuff).

2) I see on my Panny U77 settings it has a specific "Brightness" level I can reduce, but what labeled level would I change to lower the Contrast? (Picture, Color, Tint, Sharpness, etc.)

thanks!
Evangelo2's Avatar Evangelo2 11:59 AM 05-30-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by offdee View Post

Some other idiotic questions...feel free to flame me!

1) What means this...explain to me like I'm 10 yrs old: can watch any true 16:9 DVDs that you have. (no 2.35:1 stuff).

2) I see on my Panny U77 settings it has a specific "Brightness" level I can reduce, but what labeled level would I change to lower the Contrast? (Picture, Color, Tint, Sharpness, etc.)

thanks!

1) you can watch any DVD you want as long as there are no black bars anywhere. If there are black bars, zoom the picture.

2) Not sure of the level to use for panny's as I ahve a Pioneer. Look around this forum and Im sure you'll find settings posted for your panny.

If you need a disc burned you can order one from the site. All disc are tested before they are sent out and are mailed USPS First Class.

-Evangelo2
BasementBob's Avatar BasementBob 12:11 PM 05-30-2007
offdee:

Please update your "User CP > Edit Profile > Location".

Quote:


I see on my Panny U77 settings it has a specific "Brightness" level I can reduce, but what labeled level would I change to lower the Contrast? (Picture, Color, Tint, Sharpness, etc.)

I don't know the Panny U77 .

On most TVs/Plasmas there are two settings:
- Brightness - this controls where the black vs blacker-than-black setting is. In otherwords the setting of the dimmest part of the image. When your DVD sends "show this pixel as black", this determines how bright that will be. On a scale of 0-255, you should just be able to see 16, anything from 0-15 should be 'blacker-thank-black' and invisible.
- Contrast - this controls the brightest part of the image your tv/plasma will display. When your DVD sends "show this pixel as white", this determines how bright that will be. On a scale of 0-255, 235 should be as bright as you can get, anything from 236-255 should be 'whiter-than-white' and indecernable from white.

Don't worry about the 0-255 settings. You don't really need to know those.

Just remember 'brightness' is dark, and 'contrast' is white.

The problem with 100hour burn in, is that pixels age/decay more in their first 100 hours. So the trick is to get them to decay evenly. Lowering contrast, combined with filing the screen with random (Discovery HD) or predictably even (Evangelo2's dvd) makes that more likely.

In the longer term, your plasma in a year will be less bright than it is the day you get it. Because the pixels continue to decay over time. The rate of decay is inverse exponential, meaning it decays a lot the first 100 hours, and very little on day 365.
offdee's Avatar offdee 12:39 PM 05-30-2007
How do you know when you've logged 100-200 hours?

Is there an area on the TV that shows viewing time or is this just something I'll need to keep track of myself?
Klips's Avatar Klips 11:16 PM 05-30-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kr8z1 View Post

For the Pio's the recommendation is to run the tv at normal viewing settings or just a bit higher while using the dvd..

I have a *new* PDP5071hd. So to be clear, you are saying I should run the DVD with the mode set to "NORMAL" (i.e., not DYNAMIC, MOVIE, GAME, or USER) during the burn-in period. Is this correct? I take it this is the exception to the rule of turning down the contrast and brightness.

Does it matter that the current DVD player doing the burn-in only outputs in 480i? I have another DVD player that I can move into position that I believe can do 480p and possibly 780p. Would this be any better for the burn-in? I have an HD DVD player coming, but it's not expected to ship for a couple of weeks yet.

Thx
Evangelo2's Avatar Evangelo2 06:16 AM 05-31-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klips View Post

I have a *new* PDP5071hd. So to be clear, you are saying I should run the DVD with the mode set to "NORMAL" (i.e., not DYNAMIC, MOVIE, GAME, or USER) during the burn-in period. Is this correct? I take it this is the exception to the rule of turning down the contrast and brightness.

Does it matter that the current DVD player doing the burn-in only outputs in 480i? I have another DVD player that I can move into position that I believe can do 480p and possibly 780p. Would this be any better for the burn-in? I have an HD DVD player coming, but it's not expected to ship for a couple of weeks yet.

Thx

I have a Pio 5050 and I had the settings turned extremely low when I wasn't home to keep an eye on what was going on. Im talking contrast at 15 and brightness at -5 to -8. When I was watching a show or something on the tv I had more normal settings but still avoided black bars and static logos for long periods of time.
-Evangelo2
samuel_adam's Avatar samuel_adam 10:47 AM 05-31-2007
when i play this disc, does it matter if its running through HDMI or Component through my DVD player?

also, do i need to set anything when playing or does this disc loop itself?

i plan on using the DVD version of this
Evangelo2's Avatar Evangelo2 12:04 PM 05-31-2007
HDMI or Component should not make a difference.
The disc should play straight through for almost 24 hours without any player forced looping.
-Evangelo2
cromag's Avatar cromag 01:34 PM 05-31-2007
I'm new here but thought I'd contribute.

I was looking at this thread and downloaded the nero disk image. Seeing as my PC laptop cannot burn DVD I thought I'd try burning the image to DVD using my Macintosh. Macs use DVD -R discs by the way so your DVD player will have to be able to play that format.

First I tried using Toast but no go. Toast couldn't see the image. Then I tried using the macs disc utility and it worked perfect the very first time.

I thought maybe someone else out there could use the info.
nikonjava's Avatar nikonjava 10:16 PM 05-31-2007
I am waiting for the delivery of my new plasma Pio 5070 and wanted to be ready when it comes in. I saw that Evangelos says DVD-R version of break dvd is here. Is it ok if I burn the .iso file onto DVD+R and use it?

cheers
joebar's Avatar joebar 09:33 PM 06-01-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikonjava View Post

I am waiting for the delivery of my new plasma Pio 5070 and wanted to be ready when it comes in. I saw that Evangelos says DVD-R version of break dvd is here. Is it ok if I burn the .iso file onto DVD+R and use it?

cheers

Either are fine -- it would work on a dvd rw disk also if your player supports them.
nikonjava's Avatar nikonjava 06:28 PM 06-02-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by joebar View Post

Either are fine -- it would work on a dvd rw disk also if your player supports them.

Thanks joebar.
john leavold's Avatar john leavold 10:21 PM 06-04-2007
Hi all,well i just downloaded and fired up the dvd break in disc (thanks Evangelo2) and now have had playing on my new Panny 58PX60U for the last 1 hour, i haven't even watched a dvd or tv show on it yet.my settings are

Standard

-10 picture

-5 brightness


-6 color

-4 tint

-20 sharpness

normal color temp


Is this acceptable to start the break in process and gradually crank them up after 50 hrs,or should i follow the other method of turning up the settings first hand ( and if thats the case recommend Panasonic settings).thanks sorry for a noob question,just trying to maximize the break in,and minimize ir..and have read to different methods.
offdee's Avatar offdee 11:59 AM 06-05-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by john leavold View Post

Hi all,well i just downloaded and fired up the dvd break in disc (thanks Evangelo2) and now have had playing on my new Panny 58PX60U for the last 1 hour, i haven't even watched a dvd or tv show on it yet.my settings are

Standard

-10 picture

-5 brightness


-6 color

-4 tint

-20 sharpness

normal color temp


Is this acceptable to start the break in process and gradually crank them up after 50 hrs,or should i follow the other method of turning up the settings first hand ( and if thats the case recommend Panasonic settings).thanks sorry for a noob question,just trying to maximize the break in,and minimize ir..and have read to different methods.

From everything I've read thru this thread I'm doing the break in as
Picture: -10
Brightness: -10
all other settings: 0

No black bars or standing logos on the screen. All else should be fine to watch for the first 100-200 hours.
Tags: Pioneer , Pioneer Elite
First ... 14  15  16 17  18  ... Last

Up
Mobile  Desktop