Originally Posted by mnc
Next month you will be returning the 60" for the 65".
Haha true for probably many of us. Seems as tech becomes more advanced it becomes more of a headache and many consumers want to dump them for the next model only after 2 years. Where I come from you buy a TV, turn it on, adjust maybe the tint and brightness and then you keep it for at least 10 years.
Moving to today it's more to deal with and this happened to me for the first time last night. I've only owned my 55GT50 for more than a week and I came upstairs and saw my family watching a show on it with Letterbox. I immediately picked up the remote and zoomed the screen. They asked my why and I didn't want to go through explaining it, I just told them it's required during the break-in period.
Sorry to start this comical scenario but this is so relevant to this forum, haha.HUSBAND
: Honey, our new Panasonic Plasma has just arrived!!!WIFE
: Great! Hurry up and set it up our favorite team is about to play on ESPN.HUSBAND
: We can't watch tv for at least 2 weeks, I need to run the slides first.WIFE
: Slides? What slides?HUSBAND
: Oh, the break-in slides so I can apply D-Nice's settings.WIFE
: D-Nice? What's a D-Nice?HUSBAND
: Oh, he's one of the pro-calibrators on AV Science forums.WIFE
: Um, okay.
100 hours have passed.....
: Honey, why does every show I watch resemble my daytime drama programs?HUSBAND
: Oh, that's called the Soap Opera Effect:. I can switch that off but I'll have to switch it back on for action shows.WIFE
: Um, okay. WIFE
: Honey, why does the screen flash so much during the hockey game?HUSBAND
: Oh, people on the forums say it's from the fans snapping photos, but it hasn't been confirmed.WIFE
: Um, okay.
Gonna wipe the dirty screen now.HUSBAND
: Oh, the screen isn't "dirty" that's called the Dirty Screen Effect, happens on a white screen like when watching hockey.WIFE
: Hmmm. HUSBAND
: Honey, hold on, I need to zoom the picture to avoid the black bars during your TV show.WIFE
: Why? What's the matter now? HUSBAND
: Oh...well...even though it's past the break-in period the TV might get Image Retention from the black bars.WIFE
: What's Image Retention?HUSBAND
: Image Retention is like faint images of station logos burned into the screen but only temporary......but it could be permanent if we're not careful. WIFE:
Why do I sometimes hear buzzing from the TV?HUSBAND
: Oh, that's because it's been said that Plasma's do that.WIFE
:Is this TV defective? I see big horizontal lines during the rating system at the beginning of the movies we watch.HUSBAND
: Oh, that's called line bleed. Seems to be a characteristic of Plasmas.WIFE
: Remind me why we spent over $3000 on this high maintenance paperweight??HUSBAND
: Because it's a great TV!
Sorry, but before and after I bought my GT50 I've learned so many things about Plasmas from AVS that I didn't know existed. I just thought I would collect the majority of the posts on here and sum it up for fun
. If this post needs to be removed then no problem.