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Just purchased my first Plasma. After reading the proper 100 Hour Burn in, seems I am supposed try to avoid black bars, I am wondering what about the Black Bars on the top and bottom of the Blu-Ray movies. Should I avoid watching any movies with black bars or is it safe to do so after the 100 hr break in period?


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It's safe anytime. As long as you are mixing up content and not ONLY watching movies with black bars it's just fine. Break in is over rated anyways. I do all kinds of things that many say is "plasma abuse" but nothings ever happened to it.
 

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way to much is made of burn-in. use your set and enjoy it. i own three plasma sets never watch anything but original aspect ratio and never followed any break-in.
 

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Originally Posted by glum /forum/post/15492922


way to much is made of burn-in. use your set and enjoy it. i own three plasma sets never watch anything but original aspect ratio and never followed any break-in.

I agree, worst case scenario might end up with a little image retention but will easily go away. To be on the safe side mixing in some full screen and blu ray movies should keep a set from having any issues.
 

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Off Topic....Chatted with Panasonic Concierge and was told, I should wait till after break-in to play xbox, ps3 and wii, and to turn it off every hour 1/2 or so for a few minutes. I did a search and got several suggestions. Wasn't sure which to follow.


Sorry I'm a Newbie with the Plasma and just dont wanna screw it up.


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hmm... Turning it off every 1/2 hour seems excessive to me.


My in-laws have an older Panasonic plasma and the kids love playing Wii on it... Never a problem, and they can go for hours at a time.
 

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Off Topic....Chatted with Panasonic Concierge and was told, I should wait till after break-in to play xbox, ps3 and wii, and to turn it off every hour 1/2 or so for a few minutes. I did a search and got several suggestions. Wasn't sure which to follow.


Sorry I'm a Newbie with the Plasma and just dont wanna screw it up.


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Not necessary.
 

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I'ev been watching movies with the black bars top/bottom on a brand new Samsung. But, at night I've been running the break-in DVD from the master break-in thread for a good 10+ hours. I turn it off to let it cool when I get up and go to work. Nonetheless, I'll keep using the tv as normal but with running that break0in dvd at night for a couple of weeks to get it through the break in period.


Always make sure your picture settings are reasonable.
 
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