Advise on 42PD7200 running needed



Hello all,

I have been reading the forums about this screen, which I am taking delivery of on Thursday. :clap:

I was happy with the decision i had made as I had read some good reviews about this screen, but after reading on your forums, I have got myself a little panicked over the difficulties of owning a plasma screen. This is where I am asking for some advise, I have read many articles about problems with plasmas i.e. burn-in times and the best settings to keep your TV at for the first 100 hours but can't really get a definitve idea. So could any people in the know answer these question: -

What's the best course of action I should take upon receiving my screen on Thursday i.e. settings - contrast and brightness levels.

I apologise if this has been covered before but after many hours of looking at the forum, I am having trouble making heads or tails of it all.

Thanks for your time.


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I don't understand how you can't work out a definitive answer, because the advice is very consistent :confused: but;

Keep contrast and brightness down as low as you can stand.
Turn off Dynamic mode.
Turn off auto contrast.
Fill the screen by using zoom etc.
Don't display logos for too long.
Don't allow static images.
Use the pixel shuffle thingy, set to 5 mins.
Ideally, run a DVE/AVIA disc as soon as you like
Minimum run in time is stated as 1-200 hours, but my 7200 was changing for about 800.
Remember that settings must be altered for every input seperately.
AV1 does not do RGB.
And don't worry too much, the 7200 SEEMS pretty bombproof.

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