Originally Posted by FromTheBalcony
Thanks for the valuable info! Do you have any IR still or did it all even out with some varied viewing?
I love this set, by the way.
If you're playing Madden on this set the best thing I can tell you is to switch between 16:9 Standard 1 and 16:9 Standard 2. This moves the ticker up and down. I switch ratios with every posession. It sounds like more of a pain than it really is. That's the only game I take extra precaution with.
For all other gaming, I've stopped worrying. I don't tend to play one game for too long. The other night I played Marvel Ultimate Alliance for maybe 2 hours and played Lost Planet for about 2 the next day followed by a little Crackdown (believe it or not I have a successful career, a wife, and other interests, amazing, huh?!) and nothing was left behind save for a little temp IR.
As far as movies go, I'll watch 2:35 ratios whenever I damn well please! The bars take no more than 10 minutes to go away and I'd say most films I watch are letterboxed.
Like I said, I'm approaching 1000 hours, so I'm feeling pretty good. If it wasn't for Madden things would be dandy for me. NBA 2K7 and NHL 07 cause no such problems.
To recap, I've noticed a huge difference with the amount of time IR stays on my screen. Take it easy at first, then let fly. Me, I used a 20" LCD monitor for my 360 for the first few hundred hours. Didn't really start gaming on the plasma until I reached about 550 hours.
Remember, the aspect ratio switch could be your best friend. If I was to go "all marathon" one night, I'm sure I'd be pressing that button quite a bit.