Originally Posted by JMurph72
If I don't run the 24/7 slides, is there a recommended setting to start it out on? Most calibrations I have read for Samsung have the set starting in Movie mode and then tooling from there. Should I start it there, or one of the other out of the box settings that Samsung offers?
Arguing about whether using break-in slides is necessary or not is like arguing about global warming and refusing to take proactive measures (if there's even a 1% chance something negative could happen as a result of inaction, why not do something about it, just in case?). I ran the slides because - guess what? - it's easy, and speeds up the break-in process. You can run slides while you sleep or work, and minimize how long you must watch content with the contrast turned down. I can say from experience that breaking your TV in is a good idea. I ran slides on mine for 40-50 hours total, and watched everything in low contrast, avoiding channels with stationary logos as much as possible, for the first two weeks or so, between the times the slides were running. To this day, I have seen absolutely zero image retention, even after playing Call of Duty on Wii for up to five hours at a time. This is fantastic! The last plasma I had, also a Samsung, had IR after just an hour of Wii play. I adjusted the picture to Cnet's settings after all this, and was very happy with how everything turned out. So please do yourself a favor and ignore the people who stubbornly proclaim break-in is unnecessary, or slides are unnecessary. Even if it is unnecessary, which is doubtful, you will have lost nothing by running slides and taking it easy for a couple weeks, and possible have gained a whole lot. Easy decision, in my opinion.