I just bought a 55" VT60 and am extremely inexperienced as to what to do with a "highish end" plasma tv... (my last tv an lcd couldn't have costed more than $100. haha) Anyhow, I'm terrified that I'm going to destroy the thing with burn in or something like that and don't want to play any games on it or anything at least for the "1st 100 or so hours".
Do you know of any good information sources or good calibration services in the Seattle area?
I just ordered a Disney WOW BluRay hoping that will teach me a thing or two.
I've seen a couple threads mentioning using D-Nice's slides and settings but that seems to be for a different model of Pannasonic and I've played a couple movies on the set today already with brightness and contrast set to the lowest settings and making sure they were full screen with no black bars or static images.
I'm really just worried about the "1st 100 hours" burn in/image retention.
I've also read that the burn in/image retention is a "thing of the past" but also that it's a thing of the past until it happens to you.
I really want to get this TV going at it's best as fast as I can so my wife will be happy about the purchase... she's feeling it's pretty lackluster at the moment because I don't want to break it. But, if I start playing games on it and get some burn in... my wife will NOT be pleased which is WAY worse than me being sad about it. hehe.
Thanks for you time.
Thanks Eric. I have been running the slides for about 20 hrs now. I have realized there is nothing worse than having a toy and not being able to use it; lol. I'm not planning on getting a pro calibration until late 2014 after I move.
Finally got my TV. Its a beauty in all its glory.
So just a few questions to help with my concern. I'm about 20hrs into the slides to help "break in" the TV and I noticed that there is a stuck or dead pixel right int the middle of the screen. I want to know if I should be concerned that this could be a problem that will manifest itself on the rest of the screen? Should I return the TV just because of this? The truth is that the dead pixel can not be seen from sitting distance. Its a 55" VT60. What do you guys recommend I do, to possibly fix that dead pixel and avoid it spreading?
Thanks a bunch for the reply. I've decided to do a mix of slides in the TV's off time to put a few more safe hours on the set at this early stage in it's life and just watch full screen movies for a while with a full calibration coming later in the new year.
Thanks for the info!
I slept on my post and my worries about the TV yesterday and realized that yes it was a rather large purchase and I want to take care of the set, BUT in the big picture of life... this is NOT a big deal. I'm just going to enjoy it.
So I don't have my TV yet.. But I just dragged Dnice files on to a thumb drive.. I notice the files are still in a folder on the drive. is it ok to leave them in there or to pull them out of the folder? Silly question but will the tv boot them up like that? I don't know how all this works on a tv. I'm expecting to plug the drive in and be able to access it like I would on my computer?
hmm.. so basically it's not necessary to run slides?