In fact I tried about 10+ hrs, but will definitely try 60+ hours running pixel jogger. Will also do the white screen as well.
Looking forward to see a good result. Will post back here once I get this done and share the result with you.
You can avoid it ever getting that bad if you just simply use the scrolling bar utility once every 4-6 hours or so of viewing... it shouldn't even get bad enough for you to notice it at all except while you're actually using the scrolling bar and it should fade within minutes... that's how it's been for me at least.
If I was gaming I'd switch to scrolling bar utility whenever I take a break...
As for doing break in stuff sometimes I just do the white screen... if I'm going to be leaving the room I use the pixel jogger strobing one... with or without pink noise. I' I've been watching anything with a static image I just run either the white screen or scrolling bar.... and it's not like I "worry" about it at this point... it's just not a big deal to do it when I'm taking a break from watching something.
Even though I'm a noob when it comes to plasmas... my recommendation is as follows:
If you're going to be leaving the room for under 15 mins use scrolling bar utility and then just resume watching normally when you are back.
If you're going to be gone for longer alternate between the strobing ones.... also use them for a minute before watching.after turning it on. Also sometimes switch it up with whitescreen.
If you're in the room and and aren't watching anything just use the whitescreen, then you won't give yourself a seizure or hypnotize yourself.
I'd have to guess the whitescreen and scrolling bar are best for getting rid of IR while the jogger ones are probably better for breaking it in so to speak. If this isn't all hocus pocus bs to begin with.
Again though, I'm basing this on only about 3-4 days of use.
Download this UT50 service manual:
It will show how enter the service menu (mode), adjustments and save the orignals settings on SD card first.
Don't bother with a professional calibration as your "cheap" UT50 model don't have advanced user (ISF) menu's/modes: wb, gamma, grayscale, RGB finetune adjustments etc.
You can do the White Balance Adjustment (WB-AdJ) yourself by eye in the UT50 service mode only.
Factory setting was crap, all too reddish/yellowish as the ALL-DRV =/and G-DRV was left on max FF setting, this cause the contrast "bloom" and possibly the green blob enhanced.
Set first the ALL DRV (=G-DRV) to lower stepdown e.g. ALL-DRV= EB, R-DRV/B-DRV automatically steps down the same amount.
Use a greyscale, RGB color chart etc. to fine tune the RGB DRV/CUT.
Keep break in with pixel jogger the first 100+ hrs. Use regulary to max out the tv performance.
Green blob, IR, buzz, linebleed, flickering, general PQ will mostly settle down after 1000+ hrs usage.
Thanks, I'll fiddle with the service mode a bit later when I actually feel like messing with settings again. I haven't been breaking it in quite as much as i would otherwise because I'm taking this week off and I want to have fun with my new plasma. I'm just being careful to switch to scrolling bar utility if I'm going to nuke something in the microwave or brush my teeth or whatever.... and then use the whitescreen and/or pixel jogger while I'm out shopping.
Edited by damag0r - 11/18/12 at 11:32am