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New LCD, break in period???

post #1 of 16
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I know there'a a Break-In period for plasmas, but is there one for a new LCD tv?
post #2 of 16
i am certainly not an expert but i am pretty sure LCD's do not required a break in period. I think the main reason for break in on plasmas is to reduce the risk of burn in or image retention. LCD's do not suffer from burn in so there is no need to break it in.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by Blooz17 View Post

i am certainly not an expert but i am pretty sure LCD's do not required a break in period. I think the main reason for break in on plasmas is to reduce the risk of burn in or image retention. LCD's do not suffer from burn in so there is no need to break it in.

that's what i thought. just wanted to make sure....
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by nin1974 View Post

that's what i thought. just wanted to make sure....

LCD TV's can get image retention when a bright object is displayed for a certain length of time. A break in period is not required. Just use common sense.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

LCD TV's can get image retention when a bright object is displayed for a certain length of time. A break in period is not required. Just use common sense.

I have heard this is possible, but i have also heard that unlike most plasmas if an lcd does happen to have some image retention it can disappear over time.
post #6 of 16
LCD burn in is pretty rare. I wouldn't worry about it.
post #7 of 16
You do not need to break in a LCD screen. You also cannot burn a image into a LCD screen. CRT's and plasmas can have burn-in problems though. Image retention and image burn-in are two different things. Image burn-in is permanent. Image retention can be removed in less than twenty minutes with a program like JScreenFix or similar. You simply need to unstick the LCD's or the chips that drive them. This is a simple matter of rapidly recycling the LCD's
post #8 of 16
burn in has to do with phosphor in the screens, something which LCD's and DLP's dont have correct?
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by nin1974 View Post

is there one for a new LCD tv?

yes, do not watch Dr. Phil in the first 6 months of use. After that, it won't impact
your LCD.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by TR11 View Post

something which LCD's and DLP's dont have correct?

Correct. If LCD's had phosphor then they'd be called LPD's

The liquid crystals in an LCD panel are completely immune to traditional burn-in. What sometimes looks like burn-in is actually nothing more than LCD charge build up, which can be easily fixed by dissipating the charge
post #11 of 16
I have noticed my Emerson 19" LCD HDTV looks better after few weeks of use then it did the first time plugged in. The colors don't have that water paint look anymore and the picture is starting to look more natural. I think maybe not a burn in but a break in period for the TVs.
post #12 of 16
Yes you can burn in LCD screens. Plasma technology improvements have made very rare to burn in a plasma tv.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7641411_fix-lcd-burnin.html
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by tomkatt View Post

Yes you can burn in LCD screens. Plasma technology improvements have made very rare to burn in a plasma tv.
http://www.ehow.com/how_7641411_fix-lcd-burnin.html
Why the hell did you bump a thread, that hasn't had a reply in 5 years, just to post garbage?

EDIT: Oh, I see, you're new here. Good job on your first post.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by sodaboy581 View Post

Why the hell did you bump a thread, that hasn't had a reply in 5 years, just to post garbage?
EDIT: Oh, I see, you're new here. Good job on your first post.

Be nice. First time posters should be given some slack.
post #15 of 16
Well, the funny thing is that I agree with this poster. I have noticed in every one of the 9 lcd tv's that I've had since 2006, that the picture gets better after at least a week or two of use. I don't even bother to try to adjust the settings until a week or so goes by. Not sure why that is, but it is. Call it what you want. but the electronics/panel changes after hours of use.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by quattroG View Post

Well, the funny thing is that I agree with this poster. I have noticed in every one of the 9 lcd tv's that I've had since 2006, that the picture gets better after at least a week or two of use. I don't even bother to try to adjust the settings until a week or so goes by. Not sure why that is, but it is. Call it what you want. but the electronics/panel changes after hours of use.

What i noticed with mine is that yes, after about a week of use, it "settled in" to what I call its default mode. After that, I calibrated my set and it has been rock solid since. But I didn't have to use any bogus slides or whatever to "break-in" the panel.
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