Originally Posted by IA_Chiefs_fan
That sure does sound good
If my wife decides to watch TV for a bit, how long would she have to watch one channel (with logo or bars) to cause me any problems while the tv's new though??
Originally Posted by hodges69
It would help if you advised wether or not you are following a procedure that
doesn't allow any deviation
The advice I was given by my Panny dealer was that It was OK to watch logo'd tv or BLACKBAR pillared TV for a few hours ,then go back to the slides..
Do not TURN OFF the Tv for any reason....just run straight for the full 150 plus
hours...I am currently following that advice to the letter...andI see absolutely
No burn in or retention....My break in will end Monday..
Please,if some one has conflicting info..please provide same....but,at this point,the set is flawless
The 55VT30 is my first plasma too. It was only until reading this thread and forum (researching the TV) that I'd ever heard of "breaking in" any display and I consider myself highly tech savvy. I got seriously worked up and stressed out about it convincing myself I wasn't going to watch any 'normal' content until 150hrs of slides had been reached.
I have nothing against the various procedures or those who are following them for whatever reason (e.g. using someones calibration settings). For me, I just decided to be smart about my viewing habits and enjoy the device for what I bought it for... watching TV and movies. I have played around with the slides and have let them run for 30-45 minutes a few different times only to help me get up to the 150hrs for a calibration.
I set movies on THX mode and STB content on Cinema mode keeping the brightness and contrast below 55 on each. I try to watch all full screen HD content and vary it so I'm not watching anything with persistent logos for more than 1 hr and let the commercials play a bit to vary the screen in between (when logos are present). Any blu-ray movies with letterbox I just zoom in and get it to display full screen. It still looks amazing. My wife hasn't followed my tyrannical instructions 100% and a couple times I've intervened her watching SD content that wasn't zoomed. Hasn't happened for more than an hour.
I just checked today and I've got 75 hrs on the unit. According to the service menu, I've turned the unit on 44 times the past three and a half weeks. Bottom line, it looks absolutely gorgeous and stunning. No IR, no burn in, slides look perfect to my anxiety filled eyes. I can't see a single defect with my set... including the dreaded FBr (unless I just haven't run across it yet).
At the end of the day, if you want to run the slides, run them, but don't be afraid to watch normal content sensibly. It's an amazing TV... enjoy it!