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A little assistance with Pioneer 5080 settings, break in and etc please

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hello to everyone.
As of right now, I'm waiting on my new Pioneer 5080. The wife and I are really excited.
I'm really new to all this, but like everyone else, I want to treat this, and take lots of care with this new TV, so it lasts a long long time.

I've been looking on here searching, and I've found this post here by D-Nice. Looks very promising. So I'll assume I'm on the right track to start with.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...oneer+settings

My biggest question is this though. I've been searching and can't really find this "Break-In DVD" I keep hearing everyone talk about. I've searched, and have read a few posts. Even people asking for it, but haven't really found any answers.

What is it? Where do I get it? From what people are saying they just play this DVD and go to sleep, work and etc to break in. I would like to get this DVD before my TV arrives so I can pop it in and break it in before playing my 360 on it and etc.

If anyone has a link to where or how I can find this DVD thanks.
Terry
post #2 of 9
You need to be careful about taking the posted settings as gospel. Look at the entire chain of what will constitute the picture you receive and the tolerance of each device and source and you will understand that it's impossible to duplicate what someone else sees.

For example, a Comcast signal will vary by area due to signal strength as will the decoding device (DVR, non-DVR, cablecard), then the individual plasma will differ based on what comes off the factory floor. Anyone that says use these 12 settings and it will yield a certain picture is trying to fool you
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your reply.
Once I get it I will just play around with it. Once I see it for myself I will probably understand it a lot more.
I want to play my 360 on it so bad lol. But first the wife will want to watch lots of movies, so hopefully that will work for breaking it in. We will just watch them in Full Screen, so no black is on the top or bottom.
We don't have any HD DVD player yet. Just a regular DVD player, so For the HD probably won't be anything to great. I'm sure the picture will looks a millions times better than our Toshiba 26" CRT though.
I'll keep scanning the forms. See what people say
post #4 of 9
the break in dvd can be downloaded for free or bought for $6.50 on dvd at this site.
http://www.eaprogramming.com/

just check it when you get it or burn it, it should be solid colors that change every ~26 seconds and runs for 44 minute, set the palyer on repeat and check that it runs ok.

some use it some don't. and used different ways such as running 200+ straight hours or only when they are home and watching some content along the way, so your choice, just be sure not to watch channels with logos/icons or with black bars at the sides or top of the pic for the first 150-200 hours.

there are two Kuro 8G threads stickied at the top of the forum. plenty to read and catch up on there before it gets delivered. suggested breakin (post one) and viewing (ppost 2-6) settings are on page one of the settings thread.

congrats on the new kuro.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thats great man! Thanks for your advise, and the link.
I will definatly take you up on that
post #6 of 9
Just bought a 42" Kuro. set it up last night. not as crisp as I had hoped. the retailer mentioned something about using the Bumptious settings but I'm not sure what he's on about. what does it do and why do I need to change the settings ? are the factory settings not good enough ? will I have to keep changing the settings ? someone help please.
post #7 of 9
I got my PRO 1150 HD last Wednesday and I really beat myself up about running the Break In DVD. I am very anal about my toys. I tried to download it in 3 different formats and none would work for me. I got very frustrated and called the store where I purchased the set from. I was told that you do not have to run a break in dvd and that Pioneer has state of the art technoligy to eliminate burn in. The person that gave me the info has the same plasma as I do and seemed very educated on the subject. Like he said, if Pioneer wanted you to do this they would provide a DVD and there would be warnings everywhere. I went with him and just started watching tv. He did say not to watch any letterbox shows or movies and leave it on the factory settings for at least 40 hours before I start messing with the colors. So far so good. Youmentioned that the image is not as crisp as you expected, mine wasn't either at first, but it seems that the longer you watch it the better the picture gets. I have around 30 hours on mine and the picture looks great.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by SVT TECH View Post

I got very frustrated and called the store where I purchased the set from. I was told that you do not have to run a break in dvd and that Pioneer has state of the art technoligy to eliminate burn in. The person that gave me the info has the same plasma as I do and seemed very educated on the subject. Like he said, if Pioneer wanted you to do this they would provide a DVD and there would be warnings everywhere.

While it is optional, do you think most consumers would purchase a new display if they were advised to play a break in dvd for 100-200 hrs? IMO its worth it. Hopefully that very educated salesperson didnt sell you some very expensive cables to go with your investment
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by bandphan View Post

While it is optional, do you think most consumers would purchase a new display if they were advised to play a break in dvd for 100-200 hrs? IMO its worth it. Hopefully that very educated salesperson didnt sell you some very expensive cables to go with your investment

Actually he told me that overpriced cables do nothing for the PQ. Be honest, how many Pioneer plasma are out there and how many of them have had the breakin dvd ran on them? The ones that have not ran the dvd far outway the ones that have. So with that said ,do you think that anyone would even buy a pio plasma if they were going to have burn in without the use of the dvd? How many sets have actually been ruined from IR? 1 out of 1000? Those are pretty good odds. And the ones that have had issues, it always seems to be stupidity that caused the problem in the first place, like leaving the DVDplayer menu on over night, or playing video games on a brand new set for hours. So I think if you are not an idiot and you pay attention to these things you will be just fine.
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