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Originally Posted by MetalMX23 View Post

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

Some say 100, some say 200. I did 200 to be on the safe side. Yes, you can use the D-Nice slides or the Evangelo set I just posted a link to. I'm not sure if any of this is necessary - but it can do no harm, the slides are free, and the process is easy to run, so I took the decision to play safe and ran my set for 200 hours - all the time I wasn't watching any actual content on the TV, the slides were running, day and night until I had clocked up about 200 hours. WRT to actual content, just be sure not to leave logos or black bars on all the time, at least until the panel is broken in.

EDIT: here's the link again to the slide set I used:

http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/hdtv-video-displays-processors/52673-plasma-break-how-properly-break-your-new-plasma-display.html



I ran D-Nice's slides for a bit over 100 hours. But after i had problems with Image Retention when i paused the menu of a game i was playing. Even though i only paused it for a very short time, i even feared it was burn-in.

Would i benefit from running the Evangelo's slides for a certain amount of time and if so how long? Since i've already done the inital 100 hours.

And if im getting Image Retention easily does that mean the TV hasn't been broken in properly?


Appreciate the reply.

 

You can by all means run the Evangelo slides, but I suspect they do a very similar job to the ones you have already used from D-Nice. The slides won't get rid of any existing IR - they are not designed to do that. If you have some IR, then run the screen from the Panny menu that 'wipes' it. I can't tell you where it is on your unit because ours in Europe have slightly different menus (and specs) but it is in there somewhere - probably under Picture Controls. 

 

I'd doubt very much that you'd have burn-in on a modern screen. There have been varying reports of Image Retention on these screens. I don't have any at all, others report they have some sometimes but it soon fades. If yours does not fade fairly soon, then there might be a problem but I am not sufficiently qualified to comment there - others may chime in. Meantime, run the IR 'wipe' facility and see if it solves the problem. Another way to do it is to tune the TV to a non-station so you get white 'static' all over it and leave it like that for an hour or so.

post #5702 of 9972
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

You can by all means run the Evangelo slides, but I suspect they do a very similar job to the ones you have already used from D-Nice. The slides won't get rid of any existing IR - they are not designed to do that. If you have some IR, then run the screen from the Panny menu that 'wipes' it. I can't tell you where it is on your unit because ours in Europe have slightly different menus (and specs) but it is in there somewhere - probably under Picture Controls. 

I'd doubt very much that you'd have burn-in on a modern screen. There have been varying reports of Image Retention on these screens. I don't have any at all, others report they have some sometimes but it soon fades. If yours does not fade fairly soon, then there might be a problem but I am not sufficiently qualified to comment there - others may chime in. Meantime, run the IR 'wipe' facility and see if it solves the problem. Another way to do it is to tune the TV to a non-station so you get white 'static' all over it and leave it like that for an hour or so.



On the other forum ************** it was mentioned to run the same slides as used in D-Nice's panel prep to remove IR but you say the evangelo slides which are similar won't get rid of any existing IR so this is conflicting information...


I used the scrolling side bar and that seemed to work to eliminate the to a large degree. I will run it again when needed.


Also on evangelo's slides it doesn't mention any slideshow settings? So how do i run them?


On D-Nice's panel prep page it mentions settings:

Slideshow Settings:

Frame: Off
Photo Effect: Off
Transition Effect: Off
Photo Size: Normal
Burst Playback: Off
Display Interval: Slow
Repeat Playback: On
post #5703 of 9972
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Originally Posted by MetalMX23 View Post

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

You can by all means run the Evangelo slides, but I suspect they do a very similar job to the ones you have already used from D-Nice. The slides won't get rid of any existing IR - they are not designed to do that. If you have some IR, then run the screen from the Panny menu that 'wipes' it. I can't tell you where it is on your unit because ours in Europe have slightly different menus (and specs) but it is in there somewhere - probably under Picture Controls. 

I'd doubt very much that you'd have burn-in on a modern screen. There have been varying reports of Image Retention on these screens. I don't have any at all, others report they have some sometimes but it soon fades. If yours does not fade fairly soon, then there might be a problem but I am not sufficiently qualified to comment there - others may chime in. Meantime, run the IR 'wipe' facility and see if it solves the problem. Another way to do it is to tune the TV to a non-station so you get white 'static' all over it and leave it like that for an hour or so.



On the other forum ************** it was mentioned to run the same slides as used in D-Nice's panel prep to remove IR but you say the evangelo slides which are similar won't get rid of any existing IR so this is conflicting information...


I used the scrolling side bar and that seemed to work to eliminate the to a large degree. I will run it again when needed.


Also on evangelo's slides it doesn't mention any slideshow settings? So how do i run them?


On D-Nice's panel prep page it mentions settings:

Slideshow Settings:

Frame: Off
Photo Effect: Off
Transition Effect: Off
Photo Size: Normal
Burst Playback: Off
Display Interval: Slow
Repeat Playback: On

 

The prep slides won't specifically help with IR - they are not designed to do that. Of course, displaying a full screen image won't do any harm in regard to IR but the slides are not the tool for that job. The way to remove IR is to use the specific tool Panasonic provides for the purpose (the scrolling side bar), or a 'white static' screen as described.

 

To run the Evangelo slides, copy them to the root of a USB drive, plug the drive into your screen USB port and then use the remote to navigate to the Viera Tools section. There, select images or photos or whatever they call it and you will see the slides presented. Hit the red button to select the slideshow and just start the show running. IIRC you can use all of the default settings. 

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

The prep slides won't specifically help with IR - they are not designed to do that. Of course, displaying a full screen image won't do any harm in regard to IR but the slides are not the tool for that job. The way to remove IR is to use the specific tool Panasonic provides for the purpose (the scrolling side bar), or a 'white static' screen as described.

To run the Evangelo slides, copy them to the root of a USB drive, plug the drive into your screen USB port and then use the remote to navigate to the Viera Tools section. There, select images or photos or whatever they call it and you will see the slides presented. Hit the red button to select the slideshow and just start the show running. IIRC you can use all of the default settings. 



I knew how to get the slides up and running the confusion was with the slideshow settings on the TV to leave them as default or change them in anyway. Since you mention default settings i will run them as it is.

Yes the scrolling side bar i will use that if i ever need to in the future for the purpose of eliminating IR and not the prep slides.


One more thing would you turn "Picture Noise Reduction" and "Intelligent Frame Creation" ON or OFF for say any gaming (xbox 360)?
Edited by MetalMX23 - 9/17/12 at 7:27am
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Should I set my ST50 to size 1 or size 2? Size 2 appears to have better picture quality, but only takes up 95% of the screen, while size 1 seems to take up the whole screen. I have decided to just watch regular HD without any logos or black bars for the 1st 150 hours. My current settings are: Custom mode, everything turned off motion smoother-AGC etc.. (except pixel orbiter), Contrast 48, Brightness 45, Sharpness 20, Size 2 and warm 1 for color. Do you recommend anything different? Would like to attempt a DIY calibration in two weeks or so. My 50ST50 has about 25 hours of use. Thank you for your time-
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Do you have your ST50 set on size 2? It seems to be 2cm short of a full screen, but does provide a more accurate picture. This is an American model...
post #5707 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Jester826 View Post

Do you have your ST50 set on size 2? It seems to be 2cm short of a full screen, but does provide a more accurate picture. This is an American model...

I have it set on size 2 for my HTPC and XBOX but on TV I put it on 1. I don't want the bars .
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Thanks SS1. Do you get the bars with the Xbox on size 2? (I have a PS3)
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The problem with size 1 you lose a little picture do to overscan and to some it does not matter and to others any missing picture info is a sin I personally want all I can get and a set up disc will show you what percentage ,the pattern will look like a rifle optics scope showing the numbering in percentage both vertical and horizontal while also showing how well the picture is centered in the screen.
post #5710 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Jester826 View Post

Should I set my ST50 to size 1 or size 2? Size 2 appears to have better picture quality, but only takes up 95% of the screen, while size 1 seems to take up the whole screen. I have decided to just watch regular HD without any logos or black bars for the 1st 150 hours. My current settings are: Custom mode, everything turned off motion smoother-AGC etc.. (except pixel orbiter), Contrast 48, Brightness 45, Sharpness 20, Size 2 and warm 1 for color. Do you recommend anything different? Would like to attempt a DIY calibration in two weeks or so. My 50ST50 has about 25 hours of use. Thank you for your time-

Since size 1 uses more pixels on the screen then use that for the aging. Size 2 should give you a sharper picture since it's zoomed out compared. Also you can turn up the contrast to help age the phosphors quicker, using a lower setting like 48 can prolong the aging process, somewhere in the upper 60's to the upper 70's should be fine and won't damage the tv at all. The neutral setting for sharpness is 0 anything else is adding and can add artifacts so it's not necessary but more of a personal preference. Try to get as many hours as you can on it before you calibrate because these tv's drift quite a bit from new and start to slow down after a few hundred hours.
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I've had my 65ST50 for almost two weeks now and it's been kind of a mixed bag for me.

I upgraded from a Pioneer Kuro 5080 (50" @ 720p) and thought I'd be blown away by the increased size & resolution. While Blu-rays do look awesome, my HD cable channels are hit or miss and the SD content isn't handled nearly as good as my Kuro. The picture looks darker and less vibrant than the Kuro did. It's been mentioned that a larger screen will show off the flaws in the content more and I think that's part of what's happening with me.

I've run set-up slides to help the picture out and haven't had any issues with IR. I still need to do some tweaking with the set and hoping I can iron out the issues I'm having.
post #5712 of 9972
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Originally Posted by MetalMX23 View Post

On the other forum ************** it was mentioned to run the same slides as used in D-Nice's panel prep to remove IR but you say the evangelo slides which are similar won't get rid of any existing IR so this is conflicting information...
I used the scrolling side bar and that seemed to work to eliminate the to a large degree. I will run it again when needed.
Also on evangelo's slides it doesn't mention any slideshow settings? So how do i run them?
On D-Nice's panel prep page it mentions settings:
Slideshow Settings:
Frame: Off
Photo Effect: Off
Transition Effect: Off
Photo Size: Normal
Burst Playback: Off
Display Interval: Slow
Repeat Playback: On
As I said in the other forum, the slides are not meant to remove IR and is the last method I would use. Watching regular full-screen content or the scrolling bar are better methods than the slides, IMO.
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

The idea of the panel prep (using the slides) is to age all the pixels equally in the critical first 200 hours, so that by the time you do the calibration they have 'settled down' and aged all at the same rate. So I guess I am saying 'yes' to do you need to do it.
There's some benefit in evenly aging all of the pixels, but IMHO, it's not worth the time and effort. I would just run full-screen content and avoid black bars as much as possible. Unless you're using D-Nice's settings, I wouldn't run the slides at all. In fact, I'm against it, unless you can complete them before your return/exchange window expires with the store you purchased it from. I'm seeing too many people run the slides for 100hrs then complain about image retention afterwards. Image retention varies from panel to panel so if you have IR issues, I would exchange ASAP.
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Originally Posted by MetalMX23 View Post

Don't you mean the first 100 hours?
Your talking about D-Nice's panel prep aren't you?
D-Nice recommends 100hrs for his prep, but if you're paying to get your set professionally calibrated, I would wait a bit longer... at least 150hrs. The TV will always drift, but it drifts a lot slower after this time period.
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Originally Posted by Jester826 View Post

Should I set my ST50 to size 1 or size 2? Size 2 appears to have better picture quality, but only takes up 95% of the screen, while size 1 seems to take up the whole screen. I have decided to just watch regular HD without any logos or black bars for the 1st 150 hours. My current settings are: Custom mode, everything turned off motion smoother-AGC etc.. (except pixel orbiter), Contrast 48, Brightness 45, Sharpness 20, Size 2 and warm 1 for color. Do you recommend anything different? Would like to attempt a DIY calibration in two weeks or so. My 50ST50 has about 25 hours of use. Thank you for your time-
HD SIze 1 has overscan where it zooms in a bit. HD Size 2 is 1:1 pixel mapping and will result in better PQ. You might see some black bars or garbage on some broadcasts in HD Size 2, but usually there shouldn't be any. As I said above, I would avoid black bars as much as possible. I would also set Brightness and Contrast to whatever you would normally set it to. Get a setup disc to set these controls, like Spears & Munsil, Digital Video Essentials, Disney World of Wonder, or the free AVSHD709 disc. Try to look for issues before your return/exchange window expires. I would only run the slides if you're gonna use D-Nice's settings and have to follow his prep.
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Originally Posted by BillyBoyBlue View Post

Here's a news flash... anyone dumb enough to ask let alone follow some moronic "break-in" of their new tv regardless if it is LCD, LED or Plasma using some idiotic "slides" doesn't know anything about nothing. Period. Just a thought... if this was required or even suggested behavior don't you think Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung, Sony, others would RECOMMEND it? Well? Duh! People are stupid. Sorry, needed to be said. Since I saw this topic I've going out of my way to check hundreds of TV of all types running non stop at Best Buy, Sears and Fry. Guess what, not a single set, and I'm talking hundreds, showed any image retention or "burn in" issues. Not a one. Does that FACT give you insight? My advice, simply turn set on to a premium channel that runs 1080i full screen and let it go for maybe 10-12 hours. Then oh no... turn the freaking set off as you would in normal use. Nothing gaining letting a set run for a 100 or more hours non stop. That would be dumb.
Panasonic does recommend a 'break in' period of ~250 hours before calibration.

During the first 100-150 hours, the phosphors in plasma TVs change the most and this has been proven with measuring devices (colorimeters or spectroradiometers) by pro or DIY calibrators. It would be a waste of money to calibrate your display out of the box because it will just drift from accuracy after 100-150 hours. As I said above, all TVs will drift, but plasmas drift much slower after this period.

Most people run the slides because it's part of D-Nice's (one of the most respected pro calibrates in the US) prep to use his settings. No plugging in settings is never perfect (and D-Nice is WELL aware of that), but if panel variances are low enough, it will get you closer to the best picture preset. Running the slides during the first 100 hours just as he did on his reference panel will remove the variable of how the panel was aged. There are other variables, but they are uncontrollable. At least prepping the panel the same will remove one variable.
Edited by rahzel - 9/17/12 at 11:44am
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Originally Posted by Jester826 View Post

Thanks SS1. Do you get the bars with the Xbox on size 2? (I have a PS3)

Not that I noticed.
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The only channel I get in HD without station logos is HBO. When I put it on size 2 there is about 2cm of screen that is not filled on the top and 1.5cm on the bottom and 1cm on the sides. I don't want the phosphers to age unevenly and don't really know what I'm doing. Thanks for the advice on joining HDJ. Unfortunately, there is so much info on these forums, I am kind of lost. Any suggestions?
post #5715 of 9972
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Originally Posted by BirboX View Post

I've had my 65ST50 for almost two weeks now and it's been kind of a mixed bag for me.
I upgraded from a Pioneer Kuro 5080 (50" @ 720p) and thought I'd be blown away by the increased size & resolution. While Blu-rays do look awesome, my HD cable channels are hit or miss and the SD content isn't handled nearly as good as my Kuro. The picture looks darker and less vibrant than the Kuro did. It's been mentioned that a larger screen will show off the flaws in the content more and I think that's part of what's happening with me.
I've run set-up slides to help the picture out and haven't had any issues with IR. I still need to do some tweaking with the set and hoping I can iron out the issues I'm having.

I am veiwing the 55" so may be not a fair comparison. Do you veiw any OTA channels from Chicago; CBS, NBC, WGN and channel 11 are 1080i and look outstanding.

How does Fox sports at 720p look compared to your previous set ?
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Originally Posted by Jester826 View Post

The only channel I get in HD without station logos is HBO. When I put it on size 2 there is about 2cm of screen that is not filled on the top and 1.5cm on the bottom and 1cm on the sides. I don't want the phosphers to age unevenly and don't really know what I'm doing. Thanks for the advice on joining HDJ. Unfortunately, there is so much info on these forums, I am kind of lost. Any suggestions?

There is a physical gap between the edge of the pixels and the frame of the set. This is what your are seeing. There are no pixels in that 1-2cm border area.
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Concerning BlueTooth: the range is short, less than 10m. Probably much less. The TV will NOT sync up to 'any' Bluetooth device. It will only sync with those devices that match the Bluetooth profile it implements. I think this is 'Human Interface Device' which is a keyboard and/or a mouse.

WiFi is a different matter. But the 'sync' is controlled from the TV in this case. It is acting more like a 'client' than a 'server'. So unless someone outside is driving around with a wireless router and spoofs your router's IP and security information. not a lot is going to happen.

I don't want to talk about HDMI here, but I would say that is is not the cable so much that is important but the connectors. Very cheap cables can have very cheap connectors which in turn can be faulty.
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Originally Posted by rahzel View Post

I'm seeing too many people run the slides for 100hrs then complain about image retention afterwards. Image retention varies from panel to panel so if you have IR issues, I would exchange ASAP.
Are you saying there's a possibility of a link between IR problems and running the slides for the first 100 hours?
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Originally Posted by weedeater View Post

There is a physical gap between the edge of the pixels and the frame of the set. This is what your are seeing. There are no pixels in that 1-2cm border area.

I think what the OP is saying, and what I have noticed also, is that there is an additional (small) black border on all sides when watching HBO in Size 2 (full image) mode. Switch to Size 1 (overscan) and it disappears/fills in. Only happens with HBO that I've seen.
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Are you saying there's a possibility of a link between IR problems and running the slides for the first 100 hours?
No, sorry for not being clear. I meant that I've seen people run the slides for 100hrs, use their TV for a few more days/weeks and notice IR issues, but then their store exchange/return period has already expired and Panasonic won't do anything about IR/burn in whereas the store usually will. Resistance to IR/burn in varies from panel to panel so I recommend looking for issues within the exchange/return period. That's why I only recommend running the slides if you plan on using D-Nice's settings and are following his prep instructions. If you think that you can run the slides and look for issues before your exchange/return period is over, then go for it. The slides will evenly age the phosphors, but I personally don't think it's worth it.
Edited by rahzel - 9/17/12 at 1:41pm
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Originally Posted by BirboX View Post

I've had my 65ST50 for almost two weeks now and it's been kind of a mixed bag for me. I upgraded from a Pioneer Kuro 5080 (50" @ 720p) and thought I'd be blown away by the increased size & resolution. While Blu-rays do look awesome, my HD cable channels are hit or miss and the SD content isn't handled nearly as good as my Kuro. The picture looks darker and less vibrant than the Kuro did. It's been mentioned that a larger screen will show off the flaws in the content more and I think that's part of what's happening with me.
I've run set-up slides to help the picture out and haven't had any issues with IR. I still need to do some tweaking with the set and hoping I can iron out the issues I'm having.

Our 720p (actually 1366x768p) 50" Pan plasma LOOKS better than our 60ST50 on Many "HD TV" programs, and on ALL "upconverted" SD DVDs.

OTA HD should be another matter.

If your 65" behaves similarly to our 60", it will improve with age - at least out to the 450 - 550 hour mark. (Although, admittedly, the greatest improvement we've seen has been IR handling: was a problem on this set until past the 400 hour mark, but that is no longer the case. Still, IMPRESSION is that black levels and overall brightness/"pop" also improved over time - but a quick & dirty adjustment with the HD709 disk may have helped matters along....)

Easiest way to "fix" the problems with "HD TV" and SD DVDs is to move your seating position back - or view that material on the 50" panel. (I move from 9ft to 12ft on a regular basis when viewing SD DVDs).

Have also found that fiddling around with various settings ON THE DVD PLAYER can have a visible impact when watching SD DVDs - but this has been so random that essentially have to re-adjust each time a different SD DVD is played. One of the simplest things to try is to put the player into "Cinema" or "Soft" mode & see whether or not that hides enough noise. Beyond that, the Pan players offer a "Custom" mode that gains you a handful of adjustments.

Some people have reported success with off-board video processors, and/or those built into AVRs.....
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Originally Posted by BirboX View Post

I've had my 65ST50 for almost two weeks now and it's been kind of a mixed bag for me.
I upgraded from a Pioneer Kuro 5080 (50" @ 720p) and thought I'd be blown away by the increased size & resolution. While Blu-rays do look awesome, my HD cable channels are hit or miss and the SD content isn't handled nearly as good as my Kuro. The picture looks darker and less vibrant than the Kuro did. It's been mentioned that a larger screen will show off the flaws in the content more and I think that's part of what's happening with me.
I've run set-up slides to help the picture out and haven't had any issues with IR. I still need to do some tweaking with the set and hoping I can iron out the issues I'm having.

I love my ST50, but I will have to agree and say that SD looks like total crap when the TV's scaler processes it. Even 720p doesn't look as nice as it should. I had to get a video processor (DVDO Edge) to fix this problem. I absolutely love the ST50 after adding this device. It does a MUCH better job at scaling than the ST50. It will do all the video processing (rather than the TV) and send the TV a 1080p feed every time. I have a lot of content that is SD (along with DVD's) and it looked horrible on the ST50 until I got the DVDO Edge.

I would highly recommend it. The poor video processing is the only real fault I had with the ST50 and I am glad I don't need to worry about it anymore. smile.gif
post #5723 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Chew13 View Post

Quick question, if I plan on getting the set professionally calibrated one month after I buy it, do I still need to do the panel prep? Won't the calibration attain the same results? Thanks in advance.
Your panel will change at it's most rapid rate during the first few hundred hours of use. To get the most out of your calibration try to use your display as much as possible before you have it calibrated. There is no reason to rush the calibration unless it's the only way you can get on the schedule of an outstanding calibrator who is well thought of here at AVS.

If the cost of calibration is no issue for you then just have it recalibrated if the colors drift over the first year or two.
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Originally Posted by rahzel View Post

I'm seeing too many people run the slides for 100hrs then complain about image retention afterwards. Image retention varies from panel to panel so if you have IR issues, I would exchange ASAP.
Are you saying there's a possibility of a link between IR problems and running the slides for the first 100 hours?
There is one obvious link. The people who run the slides tend to then use the slides to check for IR. Most of the time those same people report that they have IR, but they do not indicate if they first noticed the IR watching normal material, or if they first noticed the IR with slides.

People who don't run the slides only report seeing IR when watching normal sources. My guess is that the first group (the sliders) of IR reporters way outnumber the second group (normal sources). biggrin.gif
Edited by htwaits - 9/18/12 at 1:01am
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Originally Posted by weedeater View Post

There is a physical gap between the edge of the pixels and the frame of the set. This is what your are seeing. There are no pixels in that 1-2cm border area.

I think what the OP is saying, and what I have noticed also, is that there is an additional (small) black border on all sides when watching HBO in Size 2 (full image) mode. Switch to Size 1 (overscan) and it disappears/fills in. Only happens with HBO that I've seen.
In that case it's the source that's adding a thin black border. In either case it's nothing to worry about.
post #5726 of 9972
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

There is one obvious link. The people who run the slides tend to then use the slides to check for IR. Most of the time those same people report that they have IR, but they do not indicate if the first noticed the IR watching normal material, or if they first noticed the IR with slides.
People who don't run the slides only report seeing IR when watching normal sources. My guess that the first group (the sliders) way outnumber the second group (normal sourcers). biggrin.gif

So true! I use my 60ST50 also as my computer monitor and that has the highest potential for IR. The darkest gray slide helped to remind me to auto hide the taskbar as I noticed IR on the bottom of my screen. After a few 15 min scrolling bars it has went away. I had the same exact issue with my Pioneer 500m. I would not even have noticed it without checking on the slides. Even the acclaimed Pioneer's produced IR when having a static image on the screen for an extended amount of time. Right now after having this TV for several months it has perfect uniformity on all of the slides. People just need to know that if they have static content on for extended periods that IR will go away by either using the scrolling bar or using just regular 16x9 content. I think this Panasonic IR thing has been blown way out of proportion. Just be sure to monitor your viewing habits and use the appropriate methods to correct them if needed.
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How are you Clearing your disPlay
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How are you Clearing your disPlay

Good questions and I have been wondering the same thing. It seems that screen front surface in not real glass, or if it is, it has some soft coating on the glass. I have problem that one of my cats is scratching the screen by clawing it. So far I have tried to make sure she does not touch the screen but sometimes when I turn my back she manages do so. So far I cannot see scratches from the viewing distance. I was under the impression that plasma TV's have real glass screens.
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Most do have real glass with an Anti-Reflective coating applied to the outer portion. Not sure about the ST50. Hope the cat isn't scratching THAT, since the only repair is replacing the whole plasma panel which is very expensive. You need to make sure about. Can you say shock collar eek.gif
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Distilled water when necessary and a smooth textured micro fiber cloth. I believe there is information in the manual regarding cleaning.
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