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Plasma screenburn

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by daveb975, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. daveb975

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    I have benn searching through the various threads on screenburn on the forum, and have picked up the general feeling that new screens should be run for 100+ hours on a low contrast level to offer the best protection.

    Is this just to offer the screen protection while it is new, or does the 100 hours low contrast use make the screen 'stronger' and less susceptible to screen burn as it gets older as well?

    What is a reasonable contrast level to use in this period - should it be run very low or at a normal watchable level (I have my Panny 6 on the standard 'film' setting)
     
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    You don't need to go horrifically low, in fact the standard contrast 'out of the box' is way way too high, unrealistic and strange. -12 or so is what I leave them on till I go back after 100 hours or so and set them up.
     
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    Oops,I have been running mine on +10 for the first 50 hours. Will that have done any damage?
     
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    Doubt it, pannys are tough as old boots. But +10 is probably still high as far as realism is concerned. You can see if you've actually burned it, the pictures are permanently there
     
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    Try to avoid watching channels with on-screen logos, playing video games or watching with black bars on the screen for the first 100 hours.


    I would say that maybe a suggestion would be to put a Monsters Inc/Toy story type DVD on continuous replay for 100 hours to run it in quicker. Bit like when you run hi-fi speakers in.
     
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    I have had a Hitachi for 18 months and also a Fuji for a year and no screenburn problems on either despite heavy games use and Sky+ logos.
     
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