42pwd6 questions.

GJUK

Standard Member
Hello,
I have just bought a 2nd hand 42pwd6 Panasonic Plasma Screen, which has 5000 hours of use on it.

Some quick questions.

How long should this screen last - hours of use?
Also are there anything feture of setting that I should not be using while using the screen? Anything that could damage it?

I noticed that there is a dynamic setting which looks LOADS better than the 'normal' setting. Is this okay to use all the time?

Thanks :D (newbie).

Jon
 

Brooktop

Active Member
5000 hours -that's nowt! It'll be good for at least 50,000. Don't hold back.

Most people will avoid Dynamic - initially because it increases the risk of burn, but that's not a concern for you. Dynamic tends to look a bit garish. The only time I use it is when watching dark scenes in bright daylight. Best to use 'Cinema' and then adjust the sliders. Do a search on 'PW6 settings' and you should get some good suggestions.

Well done...cracking panel! Hope you're using component input!
 

GJUK

Standard Member
5000 hours -that's nowt! It'll be good for at least 50,000. Don't hold back.

Most people will avoid Dynamic - initially because it increases the risk of burn, but that's not a concern for you. Dynamic tends to look a bit garish. The only time I use it is when watching dark scenes in bright daylight. Best to use 'Cinema' and then adjust the sliders. Do a search on 'PW6 settings' and you should get some good suggestions.

Well done...cracking panel! Hope you're using component input!
Thanks!
Thats really good to hear.
Yeh im using component input. :D its good :D
Do I need to know anythign else about the panel?

Thanks,
Jon
 

Brooktop

Active Member
not much - other than it also looks v.good with HD sources - even though it's not classed as an HD panel. What's your viewing distance? It's also good for gaming because there's no motion blur (as far as I can tell) and I've never seen any retention. Considering it was £4k when it first came out, you've got a cracking panel!
 

GJUK

Standard Member
not much - other than it also looks v.good with HD sources - even though it's not classed as an HD panel. What's your viewing distance? It's also good for gaming because there's no motion blur (as far as I can tell) and I've never seen any retention. Considering it was £4k when it first came out, you've got a cracking panel!
Thanks, its on the wall now and it looks Grrrrreat!

I need to have a try and get rid of some very faint 4:3 burning.

any ideas? :D

Thanks,

J
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
Dynamic ages the panel 4 times faster than normal mode it doesnt look better just alot brighter (unless it was run in dynamic for the last 5k in which case the panel is half way through it 40,000 hour life (life means to half brightness), use a THX DVD to calibrate the panel bbrightness and contrast
 

Brooktop

Active Member
If you go into the settings, there is a white wash function for getting rid of 'after images'. It shortens the life of the plasma, but may be worth a go.
 

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