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Do plasma screens need running in

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by haujobbz, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. haujobbz

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    If so i wonder how much it will improve over time.

    Also do you find after your plasma being on for an hour its picture improves.
     
  2. GaryB

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    They do appear to be slightly more susceptable to burn in for the first 50-60 hours so it's probably best to avoid still images for that time.
     
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    seriously:eek:
     
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    From what I have read on the forums you should be careful for the first 100 hours of use. Then it should be safe. So during that time try to stay away from showing still images for a long time.
     
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    I really struggle to comprehend such comments.
    I wish a tech designer was here to comment.
    I know its offen said here about running in screen for 100hrs or so.
    But umm i'm not so sure that any caution during this period may help eliminate screen burn.
     
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    Bearing in mind I'm not a tech expert, I tend to side with Briandzo. PQ improves a bit once the screen has done a few hundred hours, but techniques to avoid burn in need to be applied all the time.

    Burn in need not be a problem if sensible precautions are adopted, but the danger never goes away completely.
     
  7. symanski

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    Phosphor decays the more it's used. A normal CRT screen will get burn in too if a static image is displayed for too long - such as airport arrive / depart displays.

    As is typical of such decays, it's sharper initially than later on in it's life. Sensible care should be taken at first, and certainly get rid of the red dot from Sky!

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     
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    The answer is YES, plasma screens do need running in-


    Here's how

    1- Get at least two dozen cold beers in the fridge
    2- Get at least 5 decnt DVD's in
    3- Send the missus shopping
    4- Take phone off, except for ordering Pizza
    5- Start drinking and watching
    6- After all the beers are drunk and movies watched you will be a happy man, you'll wonder why it took so long to convince yourself to blow £3 grand on a TV and you're plasma will be "runn in"


    Hope the Helps

    Muzz

    :smoke:


    How does a beer sound Norm?
    Dunno, I usually finish them before they get a word in.
     
  9. briandzo

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    Perfect answer the pro i was looking for.
    Nowadays I can do 3 films a day no problem.
    My Plazy loves em........give me more she asks...

    Of course the wife can act as courier for when the beers run out.
     
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    Just makes sure they're all 16:9, not 2.35:1, otherwise the spread won't be even. [/pedantic]
     

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