1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Somebody help me please!!!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ggp159, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. ggp159

    ggp159
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have the Pio 434 since December 31st. It's great and all but i really want to play xbox on it but i am afraid of burning. I have read all the threads concerning burning and consoles but i am afraid still. A life gauge from a game made my fears even worse because it took days to dissapear and i only played for 20-30 minutes at a time. Brightness was at +1, contrast +24, color -10 DRE mid, cti on, pure cinema off, Mpeg noise off, dnr off. I had to play Lord of the rings and gladiator after that to make it go away. I know i did not count the hours the panel has been on but i know it's over 100hrs. What should i do. Please help me. It's becoming rediculous. Spent so much on a screen and not being able to do what u like. Please please help
     
  2. cjdshaw

    cjdshaw
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Messages:
    103
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    That seems pretty excessive. I've got a 433HDE and after an 8 hour Unreal Tournament session the life meter was pretty burnt in. It only took about half an hour to get rid of though.
    One thing to be aware of is that Lord of the Rings and Gladiator are both 2.35:1. That means they have black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, which is where most readouts in games are. You want something that fills your screen.
    Otherwise, I can only give you the same advice you'll find elsewhere. Turn off in-game readouts where possible and turn the contrast down.
     
  3. ggp159

    ggp159
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I know let them play in zoomed mode.Thanks for the reply by the way. other opinions please?
     
  4. Supra

    Supra
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    430
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Kent
    Ratings:
    +14
    I think your contrast looks way to high. If you don't have a setup disk like avia dve use the thx bit from a dvd.

    You will find that you have the contrats way too high!! By the way the contrast figures i'm comparing to are my panny.
     
  5. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    Supra you are right, +24 is ludicrously high. It's probably the way it's delivered, to give you a 'wow' factor when you turn it on, and to make it stand out in currys. Pannys are the same. The THX optimiser is a good place to start, as it's free, but get DVE or avia for perfection, or better still that nice Gordon chappie
     
  6. ggp159

    ggp159
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Supra and maw thanks for ur inputs but contrast is not too high. Counting the contrast on Pio 434 starts from ZERO not a minus value say -60. Brightness is like that, color is like that, has plus and minus values but NOT contrast. The lowest value for contrast is 0 not minus something!
     
  7. Stephen Wilde

    Stephen Wilde
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,810
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +93
    If it goes away it can't be screen burn can it?
     

Share This Page

Loading...