Originally Posted by melio111
Well I'm looking at getting a Panasonic GT50. I'm a movie and videogame guy. But I'm pretty confused over this break in period before you really use the TV. I own a lot of Blurays and most have the 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Now what I gathered here is I need to really limit thhose kinds of movies a lot for the first 100 hours. Why is that? After my first 100 hours can i watch 2.35:1 ratio movies all the time and not worry about the letterbox burn in?
I have the same question. From everything I've read, on the portion of your screen taken up by black bars, the phosphors aren't firing at all, so they're not aging as fast as the pixels displaying the 2.35:1 movie. After a while, when you display fullscreen content, the content in the areas where the black bars were will look different from the rest of the picture.
My question is, how severe is this problem, specifically on 2012 Panasonics like the ST50? If I get my set and do D-Nice's 100 hours, but then watch a 10-hour Lord of the Rings marathon, will I immediately notice uneven wear of the picture, assuming I'm eagle-eyed?