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Plasma "burn in"

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Handsome, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Handsome

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    Hi I'm kind of new to this. I'm the happy owner of a 37" Panny Viera plasma. I've read a lot about "burn in" period of a new plasma screen in these forums. Most say keep the Viera in normal or cinema mode for the first 200 hours. What's the point of this ?

    I have had my plasma for a month now and have kept it in dynamic mode all the time but have decreased the contrast and brightness level though. Am I in trouble or what ?
     
  2. PTG

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    Hope not.

    The panel is more vulnerable during this time, I would put it in normal mode with reduced contrast and brightness, but of course the choice is yours!!
     
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    Thanks, well yes i've learned that much from these forums but why does it have to have a "burn in" period ?
     
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    i keep seeing reference made to the first 200hours but what the fudge can i find nothing in the panasonic book?? - am i missing something :confused:
     
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    I guess its cos the screen is new and not fully used to being used under the temperatures for these amounts of time or something like that, i dont know all the Technology but i guess its the same reason you dont slam the brakes on when you've just had new pads fitted!! :)

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    You don't have to burn in the panel it's just a recommendation to prolong the life of your screen, just as you would run a car in when new.

    Panel is more vulnerable to screen burn in the early stages of operation so this is why people suggest the run in period.
     
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    Thx m8's that just answers all my questions. :thumbsup:
     
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    'i keep seeing reference made to the first 200hours but what the fudge can i find nothing in the panasonic book' - there are a couple of reference to it in the instructions - first is on the inside front cover of the manual
     
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    Ive found ont he default dynamic mode the picture quality is fantastic for the first half hour then the telly gets so hot and the PQ reduces and close up of peoples faces as an example look really blocky/blury and generally poor, little dissapointed with it to be honest
     
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    TAKE IT OUT OF DYNAMIC
    Dynamic mode cuts panel life by 75% 15k hours in stead of 60k!!!!!!!
     
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    hornydragon

    that statistic is bloody frightening :mad:
     
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    it is frightening

    I have took it out of dynamic mode (about 5 times actually)

    I'll change it then next time I see the PQ poor I go into the settings to mess about with it and for some reason Im back to dynamic mode even though Ive taken it out no end of times..... damn annoying. atm its set to cinema with contrast half way and brightness just under half way but PQ looks a tad blurry so I set the sharpness to about 3/4
     
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    15k hours is still 5 years viewing at 8 hours a day! ;-)
     
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    I've got my plasma set up using a THX dvd, the settings are the following on cinema mode .... all settings halfway except brightness which is 25% higher.
     

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