Well I figured I would post on this thread seeing as its still pretty active, instead of making a whole new thread. I'll try and keep short. I will be hopefully picking up a VT20/25 on clearance at my local BB, last one since the VT30's are on the way(I'd wait, but the price is double what I'd pay for the VT20/25 and I can only fit a 50" and I hear the Vt30 only comes in 55" and above). And I had a few questions since this is will be my first Plasma set I buy. Most deal with Burn in/IR:
1)I know about the "break-in" period. Avoiding still/static images like channel logos, tickers, and HUDS in video games for the first 100-200 hours. But I plan to mostly game on this set(probably close to 70-80% of the time) and the channels I do watch from time to time contain those annoying logos.Currently the only games I own that allow me to remove Hud's are Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Killzone 2 and 3, Dead space 1 and 2, and Heavy Rain(more or less). But I do play a lot of competative online FPS's on both XBL and PS3, should I worry about burn in/IR after I've broken in the TV?
2) Kind of related to my first question. Do I run the Tv during the first hours in THX mode only? can I change/adjust any PQ settings at all or will I risk damaging the set?
3) Will Black bars on movies be troublesome down the line and/or Static images or will it be safe to view after the break in
4)I've heard Calibrating these sets is a must in most cases or should definitely be considered. I know costs vary by state/person/size of TV etc. but on average how much do they usually cost(I had it at 200-300 bucks...I could be off)
5)Is it worth purchasing the extended warranty from BB?
Sorry for the noob questions, I just want my first plasma experience to be awesome
and I would hate to mess something up due tofault of my own. Thanks in advance