Guys, first off, thanks to everyone on this site for helping decide what kind of tv to get, what brand is best, and how to maximize the picture in my purchase. This thread along with others has been EXTREMELY helpful.
I decided to go w the Pioneer 5010FD and just had it installed yesterday. Overnight I decided to run the break-in DVD that can be found on this site w D-Nice's settings. For those who are unfamiliar with it, the dvd consists of nothing more than one color being displayed on the tv, w the colors changing every 30-60 seconds. First color is white, 30 seconds later it goes to off-white, etc, and yes, it takes up the entire screen. Of course, I woke up this morning to find the screen lit up bright green and the dvd player frozen. It had been frozen there for 6 hours. Pretty happy about that.
Me being very much uneducated as to burn-in, I was panicking, but I turned the tv to discovery HD and the picture seemed to be just fine. I let it run on that for about an hour this a.m. before turning the whole thing off before leaving for the day. Two questions -
1) what, if any, damage have I done in the long run to my TV? Will it favor any colors now?
2) If I lose my mind and decide to run the dvd again on the same malfunctioning DVD player and the same result happens, do I risk burn-in? From the brief skimming of these posts it seems burn-in is caused by uneven wear on the tv, but w the frozen screen here, there is no-unevenness about it... so is there a burn-in risk associated with this?
thanks in advance for any posters help here. I've gone from enjoying my TV to being paranoid about breaking it in overnight!