Originally Posted by LeoDLion
Yes I mean break-in. So, what say you?
Hope you don't mind me jumping in. I did a lot of reading on the forums about this and the concensus as I saw it was that newer models, post 2007, shouldn't need as much break-in as prior units. The product manual does not mention it but it does make several warnings about IR and screen burn.
I've been running the Spears & Munsil calibration DVD and that has given my screen a lot of temporary IR. That and the fact that the manual warns about this made me feel more comfortable doing at least a partial break-in. I took all the information I found and followed this strategy:
1. Downloaded the break-in images to USB flash drive and ran those for 50 hours using the media play slideshow feature
2. Self-calibrated using the aforementioned DVD
3. Watch movies/programming full-screen (no bars at all) and zoomed to avoid any programming logos, tickers, etc.
4. No gaming
5. Continue this for at least 100 hours before I start using the set normally
This is just the way I've chosen to approach the issue and has not been tested or recommended by anyone else that I know of.
Would enjoy hearing any feedback on my methods.
Once I'm comfortable with my calibration I'll post my settings. But from what I've read, every unit has variations (not to mention the differences in viewing environments) and one person's perfect settings may not be appropriate for another.