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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Peabo, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Peabo

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    Is there any other reason aside from preventing burn-in to leave the brightness & contrast turned down on a plasma for the first 200 hours? If I don't will it shorten the life of the display or something? Is it really neccessary on a Panasonic PWD6?
     
  2. Anthall

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    I opted to keep my 42" viera turned off for the first 200 hours
    of it's life to avoid any screen burn.

    I then turned it on and the picture is spon on. :rolleyes:

    Better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    :rotfl:

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  4. Anthall

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    Sorry Mate, silly joke,

    I personally think you are safe with a quality scren like that.

    On a personal note i did keep my settings down for a hundred hours
    or so. I was just a little twitchy after spending 3K.

    I wouldnt thrash a top of the range car as soon as i got it
    out of the show room, if ive spent big cash on it

    Im sure other people think the same.

    Is it time to go home yet??? :thumbsup:
     
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    I did even better than that - I waited 200 hours before placing the order :zonked:

    It would not have been as long as that, had my wife not put her foot down :laugh:
     
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    I waited 200 hours just to pluck up the courage to ASK my missus if we could have one... :D
     
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    So when you'se all got your screens, did you'se all turn them down ( if so to what settings ) or leave them at factory settings.
     
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    thats the last thing you should do............all screens factory settings are rubbish
     
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    It's taken welll over 200 hours and I still haven't even told the missus I've bought one... Cough!
     
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    so you turn them down for 200 hrs.
     
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    Just for precaution my settings have/will be turned down for 100 hrs, colour temp, brightness & contrast. Purely for the same reason as Anthall.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :rotfl: :rotfl: :thumbsup:
     
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    Mojito nice link:
    AND
    AND some more
    BUT note this in the middle BIT
     
  15. Mojito

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    These are only recommendations, of course, but would you neglect them when they are basically signed by Panasoinc. Besides, what "videofiles say" only relates to the middle bit, the 900-hour bit comes after that ;) Also, if After one-thousand viewing hours, panels are much less likely to experience image burn-in, then before 1000 hours burn-in is more likely. Right?
     
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    correct chance of burn decreases every second the set is on from day one so a 10,000 hour old plasma with no burn in, is less likely to be burnt than a brandnew model showing the same image.....(be sensible and you will be fine)
    THis is after all just advice YOU CAN IGNORE IT
     
  17. Mojito

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    My understanding was that the phosphorus aging profile is non-linear and it "settles in" within the first 1000 hours and then becomes less sensitive to burn-in. Like a new house settles-in within a year or two and stays that way for a long time.
     
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    How can i check for any evidence of dead pixels or evidence of screen burn. Do they mean the same thing?
     
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    I think Dead pixels is an LCD problem were a single pixel fails or becomes faulty. If it is completly dead it will show up as a small black dot. If it is faulty (forget the technical term) it will show up as red green or blue. It may be small but they are dead anoying when you know they are there. Whats worse some manufacturers wont accept that as a fault unless you have a few of them. At least that used to be the case.

    Screen burn is mostly a plasma problem (used to affect B&W CRT's as well). This is where a static image is left on over a period of time and leaves a permenat imprint on the screen. From what I can make out this is particularly a problem with brand new plasma's which is why you need tto be particularly careful for the first 100 to 200 hours of use (some would say 1000 hours).
     
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    ah... cool. So i only have to worry about one thing not 2 :rolleyes:
     
  21. hornydragon

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    dead pixel affect all Pixel based devices LCD PLasma and DLP Screen burn affects all phosphure based display CRT and Plasma........... so with a plasma you have both to worry about.....
     
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    hmm.. back to square one then.
    Hornydragon, is there any way of checking for dead pixels... do i just try to get a white screen and look for defects?
     
  23. hornydragon

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    well colour wipes usually do it they can stick on a colour or just die if one goes you will notice it or not (if you are lucky) if you want to check a second hand screen then DVE has some decent colour wipes that should show any dead pixels
     
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    With all this talk of 100 + 900 hours burn in, is there a recommended number of hours per day or could it be left on permanantly for 1000 hours for example.

    If so would it be best to turn contrast completely down when not viewing?

    I am trying to take all this seriously as I am awaiting my Hitachi 42/5200, now I am paranoid...mind you it wouldn't make any difference if I wasn't :)

    Alan
     
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    I think you should stop worrying and enjoy the TV :)
     
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    hahaha
    i d opt for the same thanks for the info hahahahahahahaha :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  27. midiman

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    Would you reccomend that I leave it in the box for 10 days or just leave it turned of/unplugged :D
     
  28. Anthall

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    Leave the begger in the box, obviously.

    Now no more silly questions.
     
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    I had a JVC PD-42B50 for 200 hours, hated it its a pile of poo, so i took it back and gota real plasma "SONY"
     
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    How do I check my hours is there a service menu? how do I get it up?
     

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