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'Running in' On Plasmas, Did You?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Ross-P, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Ross-P

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    I did a search on the site for this and it didn't come up with anything so-

    Can you tell me did you run in your plasma on a low contrast/brightness setting?

    if yes for how long?

    and for those who didn't run in their plasma, any problems with screenburn?
    ( and the same for those that did I suppose! )
     
  2. Tomo1971

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    My pio has now done more than 200 hours (as a guess, cant get into service menu) and it looks fab. Contrast and brightness set to low and power set to save. Im happy with the settingsa as they are so I wont be increasing them just cos its past the run in period. I did the THX calibration last night from the village DVD. Have to say that it looked worse after I did it so will be going back to original settings. I do get some imgae retention but its short lived. We are just careful with some of the darker logos. Im not gonna risk it on that one!!
    Steve
     
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    Can you post your setting pls?
    :)
     
  4. Gedii

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    I wasn't aware you had to run them in.

    I got mine yesterday and am currently running it on factory default settings.

    It would be good to hear other peoples views on this
     
  5. Tomo1971

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    whatever the factory settings are, lower them!! especially the contrast and brightness!

    Steve
     
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    Just as in Hi-Fi I would take it as read dat plasmas need burn in too as they are electrics...I'm sure they need a period to get their dischargers emitters..lights etc upto speed and operating optimally. How many hours? Dunno 2 - 4 weeks i bet.

    Dil
     
  7. Des Flurane

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    Bought plasma, inserted DVE, adjusted, settings(contrast, brightness) seem real low compared to Cinema/Dynamic = Happy camper.
    Looks 'real'.
    Des.
     
  8. Tomo1971

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    PICTURE MENU
    AV SELECTION STANDARD
    CONTRAST 16
    BRIGHTNESS +8
    COLOUR -4
    TINT 0
    SHARPNESS 0
    PRO ADJUST MENU
    PURE CINEMA STANDARD
    COLOUR TEMP MID-LOW
    MPEG NR LOW
    DNR MID
    CTI OFF
    DRE MID
    NO CHANGES TO COLOUR MGT
    POWER MENU, ENERGY SAVE STANDARD

    I did take pics of all the setting but too large to post

    Steve
     
  9. Leerock

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    thanks tomo :smashin:
     
  10. MokerJoker

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    Ran across a white paper from Panasonic, which has a chapter about plasma break-in:

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    Plasma Break-In

    Like a fine new automobile, the performance of a plasma TV can be optimized by allowing a break-in period. By properly following these simple break-in instructions, you should be rewarded with long-term enjoyment of your plasma TV.

    Plasma phosphors are most susceptible to image retention in the first hundred hours of use. The panel becomes considerably less sensitive to burn-in after this period.

    Very often, televisions, including plasma, are shipped from the factory with the contrast control at a high setting to provide a bright picture under typical dealer showroom lighting conditions. In your home, the room light levels are usually one half or less than that in retail showrooms. The contrast control may need to be lowered in your home for comfortable contrast levels that do not induce eye strain.


    When the plasma is initially installed, videophiles say it is best to do the following:

    · Make sure the display is in a viewing mode (aspect ratio) that completely
    fills the screen (there are often three or more settings from which to choose).

    · The panel is shipped in this condition, in what is called the “Just” mode.

    · Turn down the picture control (contrast) to 50% or less.

    · Briefly engage the 4:3 mode to confirm the side bars are set to mid-gray

    (there is usually an adjustment in the Set Up menu that takes the

    sidebars from black to gray) to minimize the chance of burn-in.

    · Return the set to a “full screen” (Just, Zoom, Full) position during the

    first hundred hours of use.

    · During the first hundred hours of use it is best not to view the same

    channel for extended periods. This should prevent channel logos and

    other fixed images found on some channels from being retained.

    · Avoid any static images (video games, computer images, DVD title screens, etc.) during the hundred-hour break-in.



    After the hundred-hour break-in period, during the next nine-hundred hours:

    · Continue to retain the picture setting at 50% or less.

    · Limit the use of 4:3 aspect ratio mode (traditional picture size that does

    not fill the entire screen) to 15% of viewing time.

    · Limit the use of static images (computer, video games, etc.) to less than

    10% of viewing time.



    After one-thousand viewing hours, panels are much less likely to experience image burn-in.

    -----

    See: http://www.panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/pressroom/cont2.asp?Filter=12&cont_id=822[url]
     
  11. geeWcee

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    Ive had mine on low contrast/brightness since I bought my plasma in November. Even though I have gone over my 200 hours, I still havent got round to running DVE to get the pic sorted.
    No complaints from the missus though, which is the main thing...so the picture as it is now is great.
     
  12. hao

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    Likewise with mine.
     
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    when run in will a new plasma's image improve?
    the reason i ask is I have just changed a samsung for the pioneer 435 because the samsung picture appeared poorer then the daewoo that blew up.(when using the ntl signal)
    the pioneer is better imo than the samsung but still I canot remember it being as blurred on the daewoo.
    thanks in advance
    steve
     
  14. peterakastorm

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    When you say 50% or less, do you mean in the middle??? Or lower down? I have -20 to 20, or something???
     
  15. gizlaroc

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    50% is always, well, 50% of what you have. So if your scale goes -20 to +20 then you need to be at 0 or below.

    There is probably a post on every page regarding this, well worth a search.
     
  16. gizlaroc

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    50% is always, well, 50% of what you have. So if your scale goes -20 to +20 then you need to be at 0 or below.

    There is probably a post on every page regarding this, well worth a search.
     
  17. Lionheart

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    Run it in Gedii...for the sake of 200hrs its worth it
     

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