Originally Posted by Semp1
Well you just answered the question to my theory. Understand the higher the contrast level the easier it is to achieve IR. So if 100 is max then 84 is definitely by any one's standards considered high. The member's settings might be respected but he's giving settings to achieve great looking pic, never once did any one say your panel will not get IR with these settings. By comparison my Contrast is at 52 and Brigtness below 50, and I never experience any sort of noticeable IR. I understand not many people can have them at this level because they need brighter. I definitely do not.
I definitely did not answer the question to your theory...at least not in MY case for a NEW set. During my first 100 hours, I tried to game once for 15 minutes with the Contrast at 60 and Brightness at 30 and I got IR that lasted 6 hours. Then at a 125 hours or so I gamed again (same game and you can read my previous post) for 10 minutes with contrast at 60 and brightness at 40. That time the IR lasted for only two hours. At about 175 hours, I gamed again for 40 minutes at the same contrast and brightness (60/40) and the IR didn't last nearly as long nor was it nearly as bright as the previous two sessions. All this may tell me so far, at least for my own set and experience, is that the IR does seem to be getting less aggressive with more panel usage and I'm very relieved by that observation. However, to say that low contrast and brightness will negate IR all together for a NEW set and anyone that gets it must have high constrast and brightness seems to be false information, at least in my case andI had to make note of that.
Now my question was: "What do you consider to be "unacceptably bright" AFTER the break-in period" and I mentioned black ops settings because they did seem to be a bit high in the contrast/brightness department and I want to continue to err on the side of caution becuase I do agree with you that having contrast and brightness too high probably doesn't help the IR situation if you like to game alot and will have these static images up for long periods. Some games seem to be better with not having really bright HUDs also which I never really took note of before but now I'm paying closer attention. I would however like to start taking my contrast and brightness up a notch because 60/40 seems a bit dark for my gaming.
Edit: I just read a later post by you and it looks like you are still at 52 and will raise it to 60 after you hit 400 hours. That seems to be a wee bit more cautious than I'll probably be but I appreciate the reference point of someone that has experienced NO IR in any event.