Originally Posted by Steffz0r
Hi all, I just bought this TV online and it should arrive shortly. I'm planning on playing some older games(like mega man 2) on this tv using the Wii U Virtual console. After reading a lot of messages on this thread, it seems that people use some images to "break in" their plasma tv to avoid IR.
So my question is : should I run these images slides http://www.eaprogramming.com/downloads/download_main.htm
for 200 hours before playing older games with some static images like megaman 2?
As you can see on this screenshot http://psoneclassics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/mega_man_2gameplay1.jpg
on the top corner left of the screen, there are two vertical bars that sticks there when playing. After the 200 hours, should I not even worry one bit for IR? I would greatly appreciate your help, i'm not familiar with TV's. Thank you
In a word, no. Play all you want, just try not to go longer than say, 2 hours straight with static images on the screen, and when you're done playing (and during breaks) always run the slide/wipe tool in the menu. It doesn't have to be for the full 15 minutes. but it's better than pausing. I've played hours of games on my 50U50 with no permanent IR. We've fallen asleep with the netflix menu on and the IR was gone by the end of the next day.
Now on to another topic. The Viera U50 plasma DOES work with 240p video signals!!!!!
I decided to take a gamble and bought a CSY 2100 / CVS 287 clone (a converter box that converts RGB signals taken directly from game consoles's output via SCART cable and converts them to component video for displaying on CRTs and HDTVs) as I've heard that it tends to work on Panasonics. It works perfectly on my Neo Geo, which looks as good as 240p possibly can on a honkin big plasma screen. I'm thinking about picking up a scanline generator as those big pixels are a bit scary when you think about it) but apparently they're all geared toward gear that's 480 and up, which is a bit ironic, methinks.
Anyway, anyone who owns this TV and was nervous about pulling the trigger, worry not!
Now if only we could find a way to defeat the TV's autosensing jacks, so we could hook up a switchbox to swap between composite and component video..... Not that I'll need composite for much after I complete my SCART cable collection!
P.S. My TV and I both reside in the USA, in case the SCART thing throws you off. The cables are ordered from retro console (monoprice doesn't do SCART game cables) and the box came from Amazon (alas monoprice doesn't do those either).Edited by Billkwando - 6/28/13 at 12:48pm