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Plasma break-in procedure.

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Darren Blake, May 28, 2003.

  1. Darren Blake

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    Ok, I got my Hitachi 42PMA400E from Nex today. The only thing stopping me from using it is buying the rest of my HC system :( but I can feed it with a make-shift signal from my DVD player.

    I gather that it is a good idea to break the screens in to minimise the effects of screen-burn later in life.

    Anyone recommend a procedure? First 100 hours full screen on a non-logo'd channel with the brightness turned down seems to be a recurring theme.
     
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    Hi Darren,

    Yes, you've got it about right, but bring the contrast right down also. Hope you enjoy your plasma!

    Steve
     
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    Many thanks.

    Can you recommend suitable brightness and contrast settings? If not for my screen specifically, then in terms of percentage or something?

    Regards,
     
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    Most use the rule of thumb that you shouldn't have very birght images displayed for the first 100 hours, and should try to view a variety of images. Also, try to keep it in widescreen to ensure that the screen wears evenly during this period.

    As for breaking the screen in, just don't try the in-door golf that another person in this forum did.....

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     
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    So should I leave the screen on solidly for 100 hours, or do it in "shifts" with a cool down in between?

    I'm thinking 8 hours per day (all day while I am at work) for a couple of weeks.
     
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    No, no. Just watch as normal, no special running in procedure is required.

    All the best,

    John.
     

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