I'm brand new to this forum after lurking around for a bit. I purchased a 42" SI back in May when they were still relatively new. Since then I've been keeping it on the standard video mode. I do have a few questions however, if you don't mind helping a rookie.
I checked my hours clocked in for the 1st time last night (First time I went into the SM and although such a minor thing to check, I scared myself. Especially when that big red screen came up that has TIME displayed!
Anyway, so the SM says I have over 350 hours on my TV. I was a little surprised by this number, but the TV doesn't lie right? I don't have cable (college student, the TV was enough money!), so my programming has been Xbox/PS3 (mostly), DVDs, and Blu-Rays. I noticed a slight IR problem after I played the hell out of Madden 10, with the scoreboard slightly visible on an all black screen. It isn't visible at all unless on a black load screen or something similar. I know it shouldn't be a problem and that it will go away eventually, but my heart skipped a little considering I should have been well after the 200+ when it happened.
That leads me to my next question. I know people have recommended the break in DVDs for the first 150 hrs. Obviously my TV is past that with 350, but I was wondering if it would still be worth it to use the DVDs (I know that movies and gaming may not burn the phosphors evenly)?
Finally, I am interested in tinkering with the SM settings to some of the settings some of the users here have posted. However, I'm a little nervous about it, and honestly don't even know where to start. I searched a little bit trying to find the instructions for my S1, and it would be great for someone to guide me in that direction. Places such as CNet warn about bricking a tv, but if I follow instructions word for word, it's not that difficult right?
Thanks in advance for all the help, and I can't wait to be a bigger part in this community!