Originally Posted by bishop_161
Ok so I just recently bought a pn64d7000 from Amazon. The TV will be going in my living room and will get heavy use as I have two little ones and a stay at home wife.
We primarily use the TV for gamming (PS3), kids channels, ESPN, and lady channels. Every single one of these have a logo of HUD for games. I thought IR and burn in were a issue of the past but after reading around here I am kind of worried.
I was looking at buying this break in disc
. My TV is coming in on the 5th which is the same day I leave for vacation. I was thinking about running the burn in disc for 5-7 days straight while I was gone. Is this ok?
I also never calibrated a plasma before. I really want to get the best picture out of my display. But with all the buzz going around about peeling displays I was going to wait awhile before I took off the stickers and everything just in-case it shows up.
- Is it ok to run a break in disc for the first week straight?
- How long should I wait to change the calibration settings?
- Should I use different settings for PS3 gamming, HD-Movies, and regular TV?
- Whose setting are best for each? If I should modify any for a particular use let me know. (I have been hearing a lower contrast is good when playing games. Any info like this would be appreciated!)
- How long until I am in the clear from the peeling screen problem?
- Anything else I should worry about?
any other device would be appreciated as how to setup and take care of this display coming in.
I can only speak to my personal experience with my tv (59D7000). First off, I bought my tv from my local Frys on 3/28/11 (build Feb 2011). I have not had any issues . . . short of the brightness fluctuation that on my set is mild at best. Like you, most of the shows/channels I watch have logos on them. I also have a bad habit of pausing tv for long periods of time. That said, I didnt do anything differently when I first got the tv. Watched as normal, for about 5-6 hrs a day, minimum. No slides, etc. I did turn the cell light down for a few days but thats it. I have no image retention and never had. Matter of fact, While playing inFamous 2 on PS3, I left the screen paused for over 2 hours while I ran some errands with no issue.
I didnt mess with settings for at least a week/week and a half tops. I use this tv for at least 8 hrs a day, using PS3, Comcast and Xbox 360, all for hrs at a time.
I say all that to say this . . . enjoy your set. I dont think you HAVE to do anything out of the ordinary and your experience may vary from mines. Running slides, breaking in the tv, etc, cant hurt but shouldnt be considered manditory. I havent had any issues w/ the screen bubbling and I hope I wont, like I hope you wont. All in all, I can say I got what I paid for and I'm happy.