Originally Posted by ser_renely
My 'fox soccer' logo has faded a bit more, so pretty happy with that, although I want it gone - even though it is not viewable without obsession on normal viewing.
Question: Since the logo is still there(on a red and yellow slides), if I were to watch 'fox soccer' again, does it have a better chance of getting worse because that logo was faintly there before? Should I wait for it to completely evaporate before I watch that channel again(I use zoom atm)
also when I am letting the tv run with fullscreen viewing for removing IR, do I want to raise the contrast and or brightness?
I have both of mine in the 40's for most of my viewing.
Does contrast and or brightness really increase IR chances?
Here's a tip: when watching sports - or any material for that matter where a solid logo or info bar is present - toggle the HD SIZE in the ASPECT ADJUSTMENT menu. Most recommended settings use "Size 2" which is full pixel, but I have found on most channels and even BD content the actual image will be slightly smaller than the full pixel area of the screen. In other words, when I switch to "Size 2" I'll notice a sliver of black screen appear in the corners between the bezel and the content on the screen. I leave all my inputs and picture modes on "Size 1" by default which is a 95% scan of the image - it ensures content is being displayed on the entire screen (all 1920x1080 pixels on the TV). Otherwise if you left it on "Size 2" all the time you'd have a slim area of pixels along the outer edges of the screen that rarely display content and are mostly displaying black (no different than black bars above/below a 2.35:1 film). Obviously this isn't good b/c those pixels aren't aging/working at the same rate as all the others.
Anyways, my point is when you watch soccer and toggle between "Size 1" and "Size 2" you will see the location of the logo shift, and I'll argue quite a lot. On the one hand you will now be IR'ing the logo in a different spot on the screen but at least it will be for less time than having the logo in the exact same spot. I do this toggling all the time for hockey - it will also shift the location of the score and stats bars as well. I'll watch a period of hockey in one size then switch it up for the 2nd, then back to the original for the 3rd. You could try doing that for halves in soccer or simply every 20min, etc.
I must say my GT50, although still relatively young (I'd be surprised if I had anywhere near 100 hours on it) does not reveal IR at all. I've caught glimpses
of IR for a few seconds when activating the scrolling white bar but after a few passes they are gone - and the IR I do see is usually "Menu" in the top left b/c I'm in there so much :P Now if I were to start looking at coloured slides who knows I could very well start picking up some IR, but I've never bothered. I think if people can't notice IR when viewing normal content it is a non issue, even if it comes up on certain slides. I'm glad I never got into running slides b/c I'd probably be driving myself crazy.