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Running In..... Is it needed ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Daipac, May 2, 2005.

  1. Daipac

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    After getting my LG up and running, I was just wondering about running it in. Is it essential to use low contrast settings for the first 200 hours ?

    If so, I have tried to find the settings people have used in the LG thread but cannot seem to find what settings should be used for this period.

    Sorry to repeat what has probably already been asked in the LG thread but the thread is so big now that the information seems to be getting lost.

    Cheers,

    Dai
     
  2. hornydragon

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    to minimise risk of damage yes, Pioneer and NEC are terrible for this for first 100hours panny after 10 hours are bomb proof not sure about LG default settings will no doubt be too high set for a darkened room and leave like that for a few weeks.
     
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    I haven't run in my LGPX11 and I've had no problems, I have changed my settings to -

    fleshtone- 0
    contrast- 85
    brightness- 60
    colour- 37
    sharpness- 50
    XD- on
    csm- normal

    and most important- Orbiter ON

    If you want to be extra safe run in for 200hrs on a low contrast and brightness setting.
     
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    Can you leave it on for 8 days straight with a movie playing on repeat?
     
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    you could, literally.

    But think of the poor tv at that temperature for that long, and the dvd spinning for that long.

    In our shop we have dvds on repeat for 8 hours and they have been known to break or warp after all day being on.

    you could, but be it at your own risk. and use a crap dvd that you wouldnt really miss, just in case.
     
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    not ideal with a movie, if it crashes you could have a static image a TV channel with no logo or red dot is better (in which case you might as well just watch it and save the lecky bill)
     
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    horneydragon, are you saying the pannas are ok after 10 hours?
     
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    i think it's a typo :)
     
  9. hornydragon

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    no seriously after 10 hours you will have to push it to burn it.......... i know of pannys that have been left in Dynamic out of the box and run with sky for 6 months no ill effect (panel will wear out bloody fast 15,000 hours) and very bad practice but you will get away with it, put it in cinema mode and be sensible and you'll be fine 90% of plasmas are running too bright or unbalanced anyway.....
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    nope no typo see above
     
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    actually i must agree...i haven't been very careful with either of mine...in fact the second one even less so and its brilliant...so maybe I don't agree after all...maybe it should be after 1 hour *lol*
     
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    HD, I was thinking of setting it ot this:

    Viewing mode: Cinema
    Contrast: 75 - 80%
    Brightness: 45 - 50%
    Colour: 45 - 50%
    Sharpness: Halfway to two thirds
    Colour Management: Off (as it makes things look plastic!)
    Noise Reduction: Off

    Is this what you would recommend for optimal viewing and increased life span? Also because Im extremely fussy over my picture quality and performance this seems to give me the most natural picture. Its amazing actually!

    Cheers.
     
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    It's like believing in God. "I'd rather believe in God and find out there wasn't one that not believe in God and ........"

    I "ran in" my PWD7 for 200 hours (just over a week) on low brightness and contrast settings playing "a bug's life" again and again and again. Now I know that I won't have any trouble and it didn't cost me anything.

    Regards

    Tet
     
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    Had my pana on dynamic since the start (very bright room) and nothing, i did however do a zoom so the black bars would dissapear during dvd's. Not a single thing to be seen...
     
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    Having used the THX setup on Alien Quadrology, I find I have my contrast set quite high (93), Brightnes intermediate (63) & colour lower (38).

    I could turn Brightness & Contrast down a bit I suppose for a while & not affect PQ too much.

    Also, what does the Cinema setting do? (seems to make no difference at all to my picture)

    Thanks,
     
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    What exactly changes during the "run in" process? :)

    Does a plasma have pistons and cilinders like a car which need to run in carefully the first miles? :rotfl:
     
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    Kind of. Also the white levels are 'stupidly' high on manufacture. Being careful/sensible whilst it's still new can help prevent certain areas of screen from ageing before others.

    For the record, I've been paranoid with my PWD6 with regard to all this. Yet after about 100 hours I fell alseep to a sky+ recording and woke up 6 (?) hours later to a still image. Twice !!!

    No image retention at all.
     

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