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Screenburn ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Gezmondo, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Gezmondo

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    Is there an easy way to test a plasma for screenburn??
    Also how do i check the hours used on a Pioneer MXE50?

    Thanx in anticipation :lease:
     
  2. Gezmondo

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    Can't believe nobody knows answer to this!!! :mad:
     
  3. Nick_UK

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    Put a light grey background onto the screen. Any screen burn will be quite evident.


    Can't help with the second question, sorry.
     
  4. symphara

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    From http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=407154

    13) Checking The Hours Used on The Plasma



    * Checking The Hours on Industrial Modes :


    Hold down the minus volume button on the plasma display while it is on and press the
    status button (The one below the power button) 3 times on the remote control.
    The Computer Aided Test menu (Service Menu) will appear.
    Using the cursors keys (3 4 5 6 ) on the remote, go to SD mode
    Press the action key (<) to access the menu.
    On MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)
    WT = How many times the unit was powered on
    PT = The cumulative time in hours
    To exit, use the return button.
    To exit the CATS menu, use the status button.
    v Pressing the status button again the CAT menu will still appear.
    The only way to reset it is to turn the Plasma OFF.


    * Checking The Hours on Consumer Models :


    Set sleep timer to 30 minutes
    Go to cable / antenna input and switch to channel 124
    Turn volume all the way down with the remote
    Press down volume button on the unit itself
    CHK will appear in red in the top-left corner, Followed by 5 letter/numbers
    which are the cumulative hours of the plasma in hex.
    Press the power button on the remote control to get into the service menu
    with "CHK" displayed.
    Press power on the unit itself to exit the service menu
    (turns off the unit but doesn't erase your user mode settings).

    Quick tip by jasonbanks to covert the hours in hex to numbers:
    In Windows, open CALC (calculator). Click View, and set it to Scientific mode.
    Select Hex, and enter your number (e.g., 1B5), then click Dec.
    It will convert it to a number for you.

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  5. Gezmondo

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    You're a star thanks a lot you 2! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Gezmondo

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    Does that only apply to Panasonics though???
     
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    Cheers John! :clap:
     
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    Yes you're right. Sorry I misread the brand, I was nearly sleeping
    :boring:

    Good luck with your plasma!

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