Originally Posted by coldengrey15
3b) Can anyone suggest or share 'IR run-in' material I could use - IF STATIC D-NICE slides won't cut it (must be full motion video?)
with a little 8 GB USB memory stick?
Then, how do I get source material to loop/play over and over without user input?
4) What's the longest I should run tv without a break during the 1000 hour IR run-in?
THANKS a lot. I mean it!!!!
Hi, as an electronic-engineer, I can recommend you to use Pixel Jogger, put the mp4 video on an usb stick and play it on the TV mediaplayer with repeat on.
Use pixel jogger only, if you have keen accurate eyes, logical thinking and can differentiates actual PQ improvements. Otherwise you are wasting time and should just watch your tv normally.
I have updated Pixel Jogger with 10minutes and 60fps 10min. versions:
See post #4, post #21: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1456693/do-lcd-leds-have-a-break-in-period-do-they-degrade-with-time/0_50
Suggestion is to run the normal 30fps 10min. mp4 version in repeat loop at least 24+hrs continuous with contrast=max and brightness=min., (use TV usb mediaplayer), intermittent just check/watch tv if you can see improvements changes.
After first 100+hrs intensive properly break in, the picture will be settle down and won't improve much, then use pixel jogger few minutes as warm up/intermitent breaks/cooling down as maintenance/IR prevention.
After 24 hrs 30fps pixel jogger, you can use the 60fps pixel jogger, 60fps will be the full maximum intensive jogging for the tv.
Watch samples with download links on youtube info section also:
Pixel Jogger 30fps 10min.mp4
Pixel Jogger 60fps 10min.mp4
All plasma's have line bleed and won't go away totally, because of the phosphor traits, it was on the CRT also, as phosphor trailing.
Yes, It will be less noticeable with proper/even aging, there are few reasons:
1) Your contrast is set too high, the higher the contrast is more visible bleeding and blooming. So decrease the contrast.
2) Your eyes learn/adapt/ignore the line bleeds.
3) Phosphor reaching the treshold points: aging/settle down/saturation.
New phosphor has that soft/misty/foggy picture characteristic, this will improved/go away with the proper/even aging.
Pixel Jogger is the best/fastest/evenly method for this , soon you will see that the picture has no more that soft/misty/foggy layer but a clear/sharp/vibrant image and lesser noticeable linebleed.
It's very simple new phosphor can't handle the subtle/nuance gradations/shades/steps of colors properly yet.
Because those subtle steps will translate into course steps and has no subtle definitions yet, close steps of gradation will just be display as the same level of light, so all colors will be washed out= soft/misty/foggy picture.
After proper aging (could be around 1000+hrs of use) the saturated phosphor can now display the subtle/nuance gradations properly as picture will be sharp/defined etc.