Burn in time...I thought it was 100 hours....now its 200 hours?

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  1. robo989

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    As title really. Everyone used to say (a year or so a ago anyway)

    "....100 hours....etc....low settings..etc...".

    Now they say...

    "....200 hours....etc....low settings..etc..."

    Hmmm, just curious where the new standard came in ;)
     
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    I'm not sure if there is a "standard" - some people recommend it, others don't bother. I've never run in any of my plasmas (or my cars and motorbikes for that matter :D) My last one got a 3 day long Xbox 360 session for it's run in. Of course I've now got a PGR3 counter permanently burned in, but the missus doesn't seem to mind ;) (jusk kidding BTW)
     
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    I'm on week 3 of running in my Pio 436XDE, I have set 'user' settingings to those listed on the FAQ thread, but I do switch to 'game' or 'movie' settings when watching films and sport.

    (Touchwood) I have no retention or screen burn what-so-ever, but with all that you read regarding the problems Pioneer plasmas have I will still run the set in the best I can for around 200-300 hours. (Better to be safe than sorry)
     
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    I seen some posts where some people have said pioneer has quoted them 300hours for running in..
     
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    I contacted Pioneer and they said that it should be run-in for 450 hours! The settings should be set to GAME mode and the power rating set to 2. After this the settings can be cranked up. Any retention problems then use the snow effect method, they also advised to do this overnight to clock the hours up.
     
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    If running in periods for plasmas are recommended by manufacturers, why don't they build in an automated running-in mode? Choose it on the menu, set up your post-running-in settings and when the period is complete it automatically switches to your preference.

    Simple :smashin:
     
  7. Weyland

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    Needs about 100 hours on lowish brightness and contrast (below 50%) after that run in at around 50% settings or just over for another 900 hours.
    Screens need at least 1000-1500hrs to be fully run-in and picture at optimal. The picture on my PX600 looked poor in the first several hundred hours and got significantly better by 1000 hrs.
     
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    Any advance on 1500 hours :confused:

    This is just silly. It would take me around 18 months to pass 1500 hours before my plasma was at optimal perfomance.

    Just watch it how you like is my advice.

    Oh, and make sure it's a Panny ;) :D :rotfl:
     
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    I think you'll find that most people on this forum have always quoted 200 hrs.
     
  10. Weyland

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    I agree with your third line entirely, that the best advice. I was just giving my useless opinion, ignore it if it offended you bud.
     
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    No offence mate, just a LOL moment when I saw 1500. Your advice is as valid as mine :smashin:

    People can then make informed choices; which is what this forum is all about :)
     
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    I ran in my panasonic for just over 100hrs and am using it normally now - there are no issues at all. Checked it carefully and no hint of any problem at all - have been running DVDs with bars, XBOX 360, TV.

    I have stopped worrying about it.
     

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