Originally Posted by turnne1
before Samsung went to Bluetooth their glasses were at least that much
As I recall I paid $75.00 a pair a couple of years ago when I bought the C series plasma...and that was a bargain at the time
on another note...what's the point of break-in?
The manufacturers continually state its not necessary
I have never done it on any of the plasmas I have owned
Well I'm by no means an authority on this, I'm still learning here, but from what I gather from reading in these forums, and on sites with information on plasmas and image retention, the tv is especially susceptible to image retention during its initial couple hundred hours of use. During that time, you should go easy on the set regarding content - no letterboxing / pillarboxing, no logos, no tickers or scores, nothing with a static image. Watching content that fits that description in its first couple hundred/few hundred hours will increase your chances of getting image retention. It also seems to be recommended to keep the brightness and contrast turned down lower during that time period also. There's talk of this over on the Master Burn-In/IR/Break In Thread Part II.
Since my girlfriend likes network tv, having a few favorite shows with logos, and both of us tending to watch a fair amount of 4:3 content (old tv shows on DVD/blu-ray), not to mention many blu-rays in 2:35:1 aspect ratio, it sounds like it would behoove us to put the first couple hundred hours in right away using Cinemax 16:9/no logos - that way once the hours are put in, hopefully we won't have to worry quite so much when there's a logo on the screen or we want to watch 3 episodes of Twilight Zone in a row.
I'm sure different people will have different opinions on if this is necessary, but it makes sense to me that if we need to be extra careful during its first couple hundred hours, I'd rather just do it in the first 10-12 days and then I won't freak out when I watch something with letterboxing, rather than having to be extra careful with what we watch for the first several months.
So...no, it may not be necessary. But if it contributes to the tv being less prone to image retention, it's well worth it for me. For all I know, it may be a bunch of boloney. I'm just trying to take advice from some of what I have read regarding the issue.