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Running in with a white screen

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by phcahill, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. phcahill

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    I should be able to author a DVD or write a program that displays either a white or mid-grey screen forever.

    Would this be a good thing to leave a new plasma displaying on low settings when not in use over the first 200 hours. Ie a quick/safe run in.

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    The white or mid-grey screen will be exciting the phosphors unevenly even if the screen has been calibrated. I don't think you can speed up the run-in, though others may disagree.
     
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    Given your expertise I'll go with that. Like many, I'm just frightened of screwing up a new screen and being a programmer I mess with things I shouldn't!
     
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    Depending on which screen you have bought, the whole thing may be a non-issue. If you have got one of the right ones playing ordinary video for 100 hours or so will give you a screen that is all but immune from screen burn and there are several that I would say don't need any run-in whatever.
     
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    PDP-506XDE arriving tomorrow from AV Sales. Are pioneers on the list?
    Sound like ISF calibration would be a good idea on this screen, especially as it can strore day and night settings. Shame I live in NW Kent.

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    Pioneers are indeed on the list and from all I have seen from the spec sheets you have bought a belter of a screen. The ISF day / night settings need special software to access which I happen to have!
     
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    I hope so. I'm well excited and why not. No point in spending if you don't get a buzz.

    Like I said, NW Kent. Doh. Within a mile of Brands Hatch if you like racing.
     
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    Brands Hatch - the only scene of a car accident (apart from my rallying career!) - very wet grass car park straight into the back of a Fiat 500, 6 people emerged from it and it cost me!!

    Kent is a regular for me.
     
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    The wet grass is still there and claims people every year.

    That's great Piers. ISF after the initial 200 or so hrs, is that correct.
     
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    The wet grass came before my rallying career but even after might have had the same result!

    100 hours should be safe.
     
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    I'll be in touch, maybe very soon if I'm watching to much TV.

    Off to bed, big day ahead.

    Thanks Piers.
     
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    Something like this? :)
     

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