Originally Posted by htwaits
If you're planning on a professional calibration there is no need to follow the D-Nice break-in proceedure.
Originally Posted by htwaits
I would still give your display 100-150 hours of careful use so that the phosphor aging process will have a chance to flatten out. That's my paranoid component speaking.
Why not just run D-Nice's break-in settings, if you have time to do so? That's what I've been doing just to get some safe, worry-free hours on the panel, early in its life. Like your second quote above, better safe than sorry, right? I've been running the disc while I'm at home (have been too busy this week to watch much of anything), and also run it all night until I leave for the office in the morning.
*************************************************Oh, BTW - proud new owner of a pixel-perfect, crack-free 141
, delivered last Monday 5/18. I originally had placed an order for the 600M, but shipping damage reports and hard-to-find stock led me to upgrade to the 141 instead (many thanks to Robert @ VE). This is my first posting in this 141 Owners thread (iirc), and will probably have questions for the seasoned pros around here.
I've been running the break-in disc in the evenings (D-Nice settings, Sport mode, via HD-A35) while the 141 sat in the box bottom, awaiting a friend to help wall-mount this past Saturday 5/23. I now have about 150 hours with the break-in disc, and have only had time to watch one full movie (Ratatouille Blu-ray @ 1080p/24 via Pio 51FD, default settings, Pure mode) over the holiday weekend, with some misc. time demoing various BDs and HD DVDs to check out the amazing PQ and black levels. All I can say is that the 141 is by far the most amazing HDTV I've had the joy to experience! The picture is simply stunning, and Ratatouille simply popped off the screen with 3D effects. My few minutes with Corpse Bride HD DVD was more of the same - holy you-know-what. I had no idea movies could look this good...
I've been reading this thread off and on the past few weeks, but am finally
thru every single posting. I have bookmarked various settings from SS and others (thanks for all you've done!) to try out on my 141 soon. I will also be getting ControlCal as soon as I figure out which Profile(s) I need to download - any advice would be appreciated. I have the RS232 cable and Keyspan adapter already installed, and I hope there's zero chance that I might send the wrong signal and brick my 141. Yes, I'm a bit nervous with my new TV...
I do plan on a professional calibration when the next ISF pro is touring the Seattle area, though may do a home-brew with DVE before then just for fun. I'm very interested in the ISF Day/Night settings to get the best performance out of the 141.
I'm also interested in doing my own "quality" calibrations like SS, but do not have a good sensor to use - and I know they can be pricey. I've used SpyderTV in the past on my previous Hitachi's (with mixed results), but will be selling that to get something better. If I buy an X-Rite Eye One sensor, is the Display LT
model "good enough" for a casual home calibration, or would I get more out of a Display 2
model for about $60 more? I thought they were the exact same sensor but the Display 2 came with add'l software for computer monitors?
I've learned a ton from everyone here, all your postings are truly valuable. I feel proud to be a fellow 141 owner with everyone here, and feel very fortunate to own what is probably one of the best HDTVs made so far...if everything I've read is true!