phew, all 46 pages read. man oh man, that took awhile!
i'm all set for delivery of a 50" G20 tomorrow morning. can't wait! the only other HDTV i've spent any significant amount of time viewing is a 34" Toshiba CRT (which had all sorts of geometry issues and there was severe banding when trying to feed it a 1080i signal) so this is going to be a crazy mega awesome upgrade.
i've already overspent on the tv, so i just simply can't afford an ISF calibration. it's also worth noting that while i do have a touch of OCD (looove to fiddle with settings endlessly), i don't think my nitpickiness (is that even a word, hah) extends to television viewing itself.
the reason i'm explaining all of this is that i'm curious as to whether or not the 100 hour break-in is really right for me? i know it's going to be quite a feat to convince my girlfriend to allow me to run the slides. she'll look at me with that "i could straight up slap you right about now" stare if i tell her she can't use the tv at all for that long. however, if the break-in slides followed with D-Nice's post break-in settings truly will provide a readily discernible improvement in the picture quality, i may just have to beg her to let me do it.
long story short: for someone who's already going to be totally floored/wowed/blown away by a plasma to begin with, is the 100 hour break-in necessary? or is the break-in geared more toward the videophiles looking to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of their set?
i know, i know... ultimately it's my decision to make as to what i
want to do with my
tv, but i just need a little guidance here. 100 hours is a long time to wait when you're already counting down the hours until the set will be at your door and you're so anxious that you probably won't sleep through the night. if i'm going to commit to the level of patience required to get through the slides (i'm too paranoid to just run the tv for 4 days straight), i need to be convinced that it'll be damn well worth it, ya know?