Originally Posted by NM31
The break in Dvd I downloaded online is a series of colors that play in a loop...
It was suggested that I let it play continuously for the first 100 hours or so before use.
Is this still suggested?
You can but you don''t HAVE TO. The benefit of running the slides is that it ages the phosphors evenly and prevents you from having anamorphic bars during the first 100 hours of your panel's life (which is critical. You don't want to be chasing image retention forever, so it's not a bad idea to use it. But I didn't run the panel prep slides since it only really applies to D-Nice's settings. So in this case it isn't mandatory. Instead what I did was set THIS
on loop using my media player for 48 hours followed by the pixel flipper on the Disney WOW disc for the next 48 hours. I then watched about 50 hours worth of tv and films that have NO ANAMORPHIC BARS (top or side) followed by another 24 hours of the clip/flipper (12 hours each). The burn-clip is a great way to prevent retention on a plasma and the flipper rids it, so I used them both as a 50/50 cocktail. I've never had retention on any of my plasmas except my original Pioneer Elite (bought in 2000) but I wasn't aware of these things then. I still have that plasma and can see every penny of burn-in on it (and trust me it cost a penny). Unfortunately it's a nasty side effect of plasma, but there's ways to prevent/counteract it.