Originally Posted by ggsantafe
I have a GT30 that I purchased on Halloween - I did not use break in slides, kept brightness & contrast around 50 for first 50 hours or so, & then applied Dave O settings, 2.1 Luminance patch & 2.2 firmware update and have been watching all content ever since with no problems at all. July build date, does not appear to have any Fbr and I am quite pleased with picture quality. There are many who swear by the break in process, as well as countless others (most who do not post on this, or any thread) who take the set out of the box, turn it on, and enjoy their video content.
Is this the general consensus of what to do if you want to run a break in period to reduce IR and Burn in but don't want to do the slides?
I ordered the 55GT30 and will have it delivered on Tuesday. I have 3 kids (5 and under) and the tv will be delivered while I am at work but my wife and kids will be home. I want to advise her on what setting to put it at so the kids can watch her shows.
They watch a lot of kids shows that have the black bars on the sides so I know to ZOOM specifically for those shows and will advise my wife of this as well. But should I just put the contrast and brightness to 50 (as suggested above) and use that for 50-100 hours? What mode should it be on? THX? Custom? I know not Vivid!
Also, should I apply the 2.1 patch then 2.2 from the get go or wait for the 100 hours of break in before doing all that?
If you haven't noticed, I am not a videophile so I prefer to not go through the slides and applying DNice's calibration (although I am sure it is great). Rather I want to be able to watch the tv from the start but will take precaution for the first 100 hours. As far as gaming goes, we have a Wii that gets "some" play (about 5 hours a week) and will eventually have a ps3 (mine died and need to replace) but that shouldn't be more than 10 hours a week as well. Likely won't have that until well after 100 hours of viewing though.
Contrast and brightness at 50?
Mode? THX? Custom? Cinema?
Zoom (for letterbox)
Anything else for the break in?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions. There seems to be countless ways for people to enjoy their tv's and I just want to be able to use the best and easiest way to lower any concerns of IR or burn in.