Originally Posted by achavez2k6
This is good 2 hear... Now is this after the 100 hr " break in " and i know this is a touchy subject ( some say do it, others say not needed for new plasmas ) But this is the Major factor on me getting this tv or Not... Is there any out there who watched sdtv,dvd, and played games without this break in? is there specific settings you used? did u have any issues at all?
Yeah I basically did none of the break in and I have been fine with my 42PZ85U. Initially I was consumed with worry that if I didnt do it I would wreck my tv. I did however vary my content quite a bit. I also had my picture and contrast down to 50 but they eventually crept up to acceptable level. I would say that you are quite safe. I would imagne appart from the people in this forum, or similar ones. People pay no attention to break in, wich when you think about it is probably the majority of Panasonic Customers. People who go out there and blindly buy sets. In summary, I would just set it and forget it. Most people's habits in TV watching are sufficiently variable that it doesnt make a difference.
Another thing..... people out there saying the LCD's are preferable for gaming? Seriously? that hasnt been my impression - The games that I have played are way more natural looking and smoother than on LCD's. Plus as we all know the colours are more accurate. Paticularly on games where dark scene's are an issue.(i.e. i dont seem to need to run around with the flashlight on the entire game to see stuff properly)
Last note about the LCD v. Plasma thing? Why would someone go to a plasma owners thread and essentially tell people they wasted their money? Clearly this person need attention and perhaps some professional help as well as some medication for their issues. Every store that i went to and asked for the best PQ and performance directed me to the Panny section, 5 out of 5 times. (LoL they would also mention Pioneer and we would laugh together at the price. My sense is that people going into a store asking for a Pioneer, know what they are talking about and can actually afford one)
On my way to the LCD thread to mock them now!.