I was just about to say the same thing!
Originally Posted by mikeyraw
ill be buying the 50 inch 85u in January (tax time is the best) and im pretty hyped....thanks everyone for all the information, buying a new tv is the hardest purchase iv ever made...this will be my first hdtv, as im currently viewing a 32 inch ilo tv that i bought when i first moved into my apartment
Originally Posted by sageraistlin
Well I got this 42" 80 last friday and I'm been impressed with it so far. I have been running the burn in slides that I downloaded to the card every night for about 10 hours since saturday night. The tv has also been used for 4-6 hours a day since we got it for viewing. Should I keep running the slides until I have a full 100 hours with them or can I consider the normal viewing time towards the 100 hours.
I've been watching both full screen and some shows with letterbox during this time incase the fact that the black bars are going to be an issue in counting the time and the normal view the picture setting is at 80, where as it's at zero on the slides.
Best to not do ANY black bars for the first 100. Though there are many naysayers, I believe, as do others, that a nice even burn of the phosphors for the first 100+ is good. I'd count only full screen viewing toward the total and stop watching anything with bars. It's only 100 hrs.
Originally Posted by Maximum7
So has no one else heard that the 85 is being discontinued?
Not yet, but I'm expecting it any time now.
Originally Posted by TRD Supra
I got my 42pz80 up and running, it looks very nice. Now I do see phosphor trails in COD 4 and a very little bit in a basketball game on TNT. I have heard this normal when in break-in period and should go away, is this true?
I've seen a few bits of trail with COD4, I don't think they will ever go away entirely but it's reasonable to think they will diminish. It's certianly nowhere near as dramatic or distracting as what's posted on youtube.