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Plasma break-in

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by stanleyntl, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. stanleyntl

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    Can someone explain what happens during the first 200hrs of use? i.e. when contrast/brightness are best lowered below 50%, to prevent screen burn?

    Why are these early 100s of hours of screen use so critical? :confused:
     
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    I believe the phosphurs glow a little to bright at first.

    I could be wrong thou. Someone will know and will let you know.
     
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    It's because the phosphors degrade at a relatively fast rate for the first few hundred hours. After that time they settle down and remain relatively constant throughout the useful life of the PDP. Any excess of one particular colour or colour combination (particularly blue/yellow) during that initial few hundred hours can cause burns. With modern sets, unless you are watching the same channel with a DOG, playing the same game or watching a lot of material with black borders, it shouldn't be a problem, but it's better safe than sorry.
     
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    What about films with black borders, before and after break-in? :confused:
     

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