Running in PW7

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  1. Ken

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    Is it a recommended practice to run a Plasma for a period of time at low settings?
    Is this recommended by the manufacturers, or professional installers?
    What are the reasons, and if you don't do this what problems will this cause?

    Ken
     
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    Supposedly you are more likely to get screen burn with bright images on a new plasmas. There is nothing in the user manual for a Panasonic about any running in.

    On here, the recommendation is to keep brightness and contrast down for 200 hours. 200 hours is an age for me though. If I use it 2-3 hours per day...that will be 21 hours per week, so it will be 10 weeks!

    I haven't bothered with any of this. I am not going to have my brightness at anything other than what I calibrate with my test disc. As for contrast, I have left it on auto. During day this seems to equate to the cinema setting, and at night, it is lower.

    I have been playing computer games, watching cable channels with logos and watching movies that have black borders top and bottom. With my PWD6 I have no burn-in or any problems of any kind.

    It is entirely your choice!

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    I'm with John, I reckon the 200 hours run in advice that you read so often is an urban myth. I just set my PW6 up with the DVE disc and started watching. No problems so far....
     
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    ..but whats a DVE disk??? :confused:
     
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    When people say 'contrast and brightness down' do they mean 'down below decent calibrated settings'....or do they mean down below the ridiculously high settings that most new tele's arrive with?
     
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    I am inclined to not run in for 200 hours as it would also be an age for me. I did however, run it continuously for 36 hours on low settings; below optimum; and there was an increase in the quality of the image; I have to say that it is now very impressive, I am useing settings that are below default, but look great.

    ..but whats a DVE disk???

    Digital Video Essentials.

    Thanks for your comments,

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    I've turned it down a fraction, but likewise, 200 hours would be months of viewing.
     

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