Originally Posted by Von Soundcard
How many hours continuously
(per session) are you supposed to use those slides for during break-in ?
Also how many hours (or sessions) per day ?
And what time interval (seconds) is used for each slide (before moving on to the next) ?
I have a new 42" GT30 plasma.
I'm not done with my slides, bout 44 hours in, but I believe I know the answer to this one :-)
The recommendation is to run them continuously. I was concerned that the set needed rest (maybe an hour off once or twice a day) but there are multiple references stating it is not needed. I've checked my set for heat several times and it is fine. I do have adequate space around the tv so it stays cool.
I'm not sure that d nice or one of the calibrators has explicitly stated "do not allow the slides to stop" but I believe if you had given it some short rests there would be no negative impact. The recommendation though is don't watch something else (just recommendations, some do and are still happy with their PQ)
The last concern, and many nightmares have happened, is do your best to ensure nothing stops the slides and ends up with some text or menu sitting there while you are resting, at work, away, etc... Silly stuff happens, I think I read about a cat jumping on a remote in one instance so get that thing stashed away from the pets (and prolly the fam/roomates); I believe Image Retention (IR) occurred from some text/menu that came up. There are other ways this could happen of course. Seems like slides show on a thumb drive is the least error prone approach to me.
After my slides were running for 20 minutes or so I walked away for about 10 minutes and when I came back there was a viera logo, AHHHHH. It moved on slide transitions but get that thing out of there. There was some menu setting to turn it off. I'd look it up for you, but that would add another 5 minutes to my slideshow and this is torture enough:-) You'll find it.
Some folks say the importance of the slides are overrated, they may be right but I'm not finding out. Not a big deal to me just to do it right even if it's a peace of mind thing. A Pro calibrator recommended this procedure, and he's better at this than me.
So 4 days 4 hours later you are good. Oh and be in the picture viewer or slide show mode when you set up the pre-slideshow settings. Depending on where you start they may be getting applied to one of the TV modes and not the media mode used for picture viewing.