First of all THANKS for helping us all, and yes, it MUST be annoying being asked the same newbie question OVER and OVER and OVER. So I thought I would write a list of newbie questions and answers - at least the ones I have heard and seen so far. I thought this would be useful, because, I am a newbie and figured out most of this from trial and error and reading older material, when the questions originally came up.
1) I am going to receive my KRP soon what do I do to make sure it is OK? Well, first of all ask the shipper to wait while you check out the TV. To do that - follow these steps:
a. First, remove the two straps that keep the box top on the box. The straps keep the box's top on the box. Remove the two straps and the box top will simply lift up.
b. You will now see the TV which is embedded in a Styrofoam holder, which is nice to use during the break-in process.
c. Take off the thin wrapping that is "protecting" the screen.
d. First take a very quick look at the glass to make sure there are no obvious cracks or breaks.
e. Then take out a flashlight and beam it on the glass. You want to look at the second layer behind the glass and make sure there are no breaks here either. Yes, it will take some 10 minutes - who cares - this is an expensive investment!
f. Next plug in the TV and power it on. This TV is NOT on when you plug it in and/or when you press the power button on the remote. you MUST press the big black button to turn it on. To do this please remove the TV from its Styrofoam holder, and press the power button that can be found on the bottom left hand side of the TV. It would really help to have someone else pick up the TV and push the button for you. Then place it back in the Styrofoam holder and plug the power cord in and power it up. The simplest way to do that is to press the power button on the remote and point it at the front of the bottom right hand side of the TV. You should see the TV power up and display the input data and then an error box stating that there is no component hooked up to the TV - which is great.
g. If you still have time, hook up a PC or DVD Player and check if the image shows up correctly. Do not worry - hook it up for a minute or so and check that the image shows up correctly.
OK - so now you have a great, happy, and healthy TV - congratulations!! Now come the next steps.
2) Do I need to do Break-in? Most will say yes, and some will go as crazy to say that you need to break it in for 500 hours. However, D-Nice's advice is to download the DVD for 150 hours. The URL for this information can be found HERE
3) Download the DVD-R and burn the ISO file to a dvd. On the PC there is a simple and free ISO burner called (http://www.imgburn.com
). On the Mac, you need to simply use Disk Utility. Once the DVD is burnt, you are good to go. Many have asked - but what will happen next? I wondered as well and asked folks. The answer is that the DVD will run for 24 hours or so, and it is programmed to start over until you stop it. So your DVD player DOES NOT need to support continuos play or repeat play. The DVD works like magic! Mega props to Evangelo and his Evangelo2's DVD!
4) What about the resolution - what resolution should be used between the DVD player and the TV? Any resolution will be fine. If you have a Blu Ray player set it to 720p or 1080p. If you have a simple dvd player, set it to 480p. Again, do NOT worry. Heck set the dvd player to auto and you are good to go!
4) OK now plug in your DVD player. Insert the Evangelo2 DVD into the player and press play. The DVD has NO title. It has 34 or so chapters that are copies of each other. Each chapter runs for some 40 or so minutes and it rotates through colors.
5) Do I need to run this continuously? This one is asked VERY often. The answers unfortunately is all over the place. Nice-D will say that it should be run for the first 150 hours. Others with less passion (and maybe less knowledge) will say that you can watch some TV at low contrast and then run the DVD for the rest of the time. Personally, I am going with Nice-D's advice. Heck I can wait 5 or so days!
6) Next power on the TV and attach your DVD player to it. Now, PLEASE make sure to use the settings that are found for your TV on the top of this thread
. It is VERY important to set the TV to the settings that are under the heading of your TV, the settings that are in red. These settings are to be used ONLY during this initial break-in process.
7) How do you make these settings - it is not so obvious. So first - TAKE A MOMENT, you are almost there! Make sure to get the settings correct. These settings will not be settable until you have connected the DVD player to the TV. You do not need to run the DVD yet. You need to ONLY connect the DVD and then start setting the TV settings. Press the home button on the remote and start changing each of the settings that are in red - FOR YOUR TV! The pro adjustments are in the picture menu option. That is about it.
8) The TV smells like it is burning or burnt electronics or burnt plastic? No biggie, it wills smell hot since it is the first time the thing is running for an extended period of time at this heat/power/picture settings (i.e. hot or bright). Think of these settings as torch hot settings. The smell dissipates over time.
9) Once you have set the TV settings - for your TV start up the Evangelo2 DVD. Yes, you will swear your TV is on fire! That is because Nice-D's tv settings are very hot or bright. Wait 150 hours and then set the TV to the reference settings in the same thread. Please make sure you change the TV to use these reference settings AFTER the break-in process. It is very important that you do NOT use the break-in TV settings once the break-in is complete.