Originally Posted by NobaFett
Well, in my opinipon its only slightly perceiveable now.
The rest of your comment worries me because I played it for way more than 10 hours. If I had already watched the TV for 100 hours, id put Madden at maybe 40 hours of that time. So you're saying that it make take 240 hours to get back to square one? Yikes...
Yeah, though, that's the baseline. That assumes you use the same settings for games and the same settings for video. If you play games in power save mode, or lower contrast/color/brightness settings, and then jack them up for other video, you can probably reduce it to 4x. 2 hours madden, 8 hours video. This ratio will go down once you are past the 1000 hour mark.
I mainly got my Plasma for Xbox360, and really hate the IR issues, but frankly I wanted the absolute best picture possible and there's no way an LCD can do it. If you go back 10 or so pages, you'll hear my story.
The way I'm dealing with old/new IR is whenever I'm not using the TV, I am looping the break-in DVD at high contrast/color settings. Once you babysit it a few times, and have a good DVD player, you can have it running when you sleep/go to work. For some reason when the DVD finishes it auto-shuts off my xbox360.
If you run it while you sleep/work (16 hours), you can then game for about 4 hours a day with no issues, which should keep ya happy. After 1k hours, I'd just run the DVD overnight once a week to keep phosphors up to speed.