Originally Posted by metallicaband
Weird question, is there any possibility that using energy save modes specially on long term basis could result in voltage issues that cause the dreaded red tint?
I used Energy save mode 2 on my 5020FD since day one and that one has progressed a very noticeable red tint over time, my friend who got himself a 5020FD too (we ordered together) also used Energy save mode 2 since day one and he too has the red tint.
It could very possibly be that our 5020FD Kuros batch suffers from this issue, but now that I have a KRP-500M (probably at 700-800 hours now) I also use energy save mode 2 on it because it has a pretty loud buzz without it, now I'm kinda paranoid that this could possibly lead to the same issues I had with my 5020FD lol.
Any input would be great, specially from D-Nice who knows these things inside out.
Definitely a possibility. I played between ps1 and ps2 with my KRP500 - for no reason really, just because it was there tbh.
That developed the red tint quite severely eventually. I settled on keeping it on ps1 right through until i got it ISF'D in October 2011. So it was running power save mode for two and a half years
. My mate here in the UK mtunreal69 had a theory we discussed about running the panel underpowered from new. Instead of just using it as normal.
With my new one, well only a few hours old i am going to run it in for a least 200hrs with break in slides and using D-Nice's break in settings whilst using the slides.
It can't do any harm and i want it used as much as possible before i get it ISF calibrated from my calibrator Piers Clerk here in the UK someone time after Xmas hopefully.
But i certainly won't be using power save mode this time around, not for a second, just in case
Anyway it may not be anything to do with that i suppose. On ps2 do you find it contrasty enough still, is it mainly in the dark you watch it ?.
Also does anyone know if it's a good idea whilst running slides to let switch the panel off now and again to let the components cool down a bit before starting it again. Or just leave it running constantly for say 200/250 hrs ?
And if running slides would say 200hrs be the equivalent of watching 400hrs of normal material - or more or a bit less, is that how it works kind of ?