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post #241 of 257
^^
What's the worst that can happen using slides ?
post #242 of 257
*shrug*
post #243 of 257
Well I can tell you in the case of my Panasonic V10 using the break-in slides was a mistake because we all found out later the more usage of the set the more the black level faded!!
post #244 of 257
That's relevant how ?
post #245 of 257
Ugh. Just watching the tv black levels with fade. What's your point?
post #246 of 257
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Originally Posted by Ilovetightbass View Post

Ugh. Just watching the tv black levels with fade. What's your point?

My point is how is some comment about a 2009 set relevant to a 2013 model ?
post #247 of 257
It is worth noting that running slides has a measurable reduction in the life of a TV. The benefits, if there are any besides killing time, are less measurable.
post #248 of 257
300 hours sapped from a 100,000 hour predicted life? Tempest in a teacup, that. biggrin.gif One benefit I can think of is stress testing. If the TV has problematic components, you are more likely to make them fail within the warranty period by running said slides.
post #249 of 257
100,000 estimated. And it doesn't just blow up after hour 100,000, it dims over time. Half life and all that. A plasma stars to decay the second you turn it on. Breaking in the tv probably won't have a negative impact but it is wear & tear. Every hour you run slides is one less hour you'll be able to watch it. Again, not a big deal, but what's the benefit of slides exactly?
post #250 of 257
IMO there isn't one outside prepping for dnice s settings maybe to accumulate hours unattended that's the extent of it
post #251 of 257
Blacks r gonna fade regardless. Wish it wasn't so but it's gonna happen. 2008 or 2013. Doesn't matter. Nature of the beast.
post #252 of 257
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

IMO there isn't one outside prepping for dnice s settings maybe to accumulate hours unattended that's the extent of it
But you don't have to prep for D-Nice's settings. You can set your tv to those settings right out of the box and let it grow into them. The only time you should use slides is if you're prepping for an actual calibration.
post #253 of 257
To follow his procedure exactly you need to run the slides

Slides are not required to prep for a calibration you can run them to age the panel faster but there is no requirement
post #254 of 257
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Originally Posted by Ilovetightbass View Post

Blacks r gonna fade regardless. Wish it wasn't so but it's gonna happen. 2008 or 2013. Doesn't matter. Nature of the beast.
And your proof of this ?
post #255 of 257
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Originally Posted by repete66211 View Post

100,000 estimated. And it doesn't just blow up after hour 100,000, it dims over time. Half life and all that. A plasma stars to decay the second you turn it on. Breaking in the tv probably won't have a negative impact but it is wear & tear. Every hour you run slides is one less hour you'll be able to watch it. Again, not a big deal, but what's the benefit of slides exactly?
I believe the half-life of the modern panel is actually 100,000 hours. I already mentioned at least one benefit in my last post. Anything prone to failure will be given a useful stress test.
post #256 of 257
The Panasonic V10 that I am talking about had excessive fading that occurred over a short period of time that was in fact easily visible to the naked eye. It was even posted and document on multiple sites including C-net not to mention a dedicated thread right here on AVS. And Panasonic themselves released statements regarding a process or some type of software that made changes to the panel at certain increments of time. So basically all I was saying is I wished I never ran any break-in slides due to that fact I was making my panel visibly worse in an extraordinarily sped up fashion.
post #257 of 257
Fading... Is that the same from the European Panasonics of that time - the MLL started to rise after X amount of hours. There was a huge uproar - no wonder. Voltage/ageing algorithms must have gone screwy eek.gif
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