Originally Posted by demonRR
i let the color slides play thru the night, and another panasonic black/white bar sweeping mode once today. the fox2 image is still brunt in and is not going away. so i called the geek squad, he said i still had 2 days to do a return for a new one. so i just got back from my local BB. they are having one shipped in from another store, then they will bring it to my house for replacement. this time, the new tv will be in my spare room and the color slides will run for 200 hrs this time w/o any interruption or regular tv watching untill the 200hr cycle is done.
one thing i didnt see upon the hundreds of posts ive read about the 55st50, is when your doing the slide break in, what are your color/temp settings at? dont adjust it from the factory, or max out contrast and brightness?
I would use Custom mode (within the Photos settings) and leave everything default, especially if you intend to use D-nice's reference settings. Default has contrast at 100 and brightness at 50. I believe the higher contrast ages the pixels faster.
First, turn the pixel orbiter off: Menu-->Setup-->Anti image retention-->Off. Press VIERA TOOLS -> Media-Player -> Photos to show thumbnails of all the pictures on your USB stick. Then press 'MENU' on the remote. Choose 'Picture' and select Picture mode: Custom. Again, leave all settings at default
. Press the 'RETURN' button on the remote. Next Press the red rectangular button under 'R" on the remote. Set the 'Slideshow Settings' to the following:
Photo Effect: Off
Transition Effect: Off
Photo Size: Normal
Burst Playback: Off
Display Interval: Slow
Repeat Playback: On
Finally, select 'Start Slideshow' on the menu.
The above is a shortened version of what is available on the high def junkies forum. I would suggest registering there and looking at the "2012 Panasonic Settings/Issues Thread". Posts #1 and #41 have all the info in more detail.