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TH42PE50 running in question.

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by dognuts, May 8, 2005.

  1. dognuts

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    Hi all,

    Ive just had the above plasma delivered and was wondering about the running in period for it.
    Ive read in other threads that some plasmas need to be used in certain display modes for certain amounts of time,but ive read the manual and i cant see anything refering to this.
    If i watch it now in its default setting can i damage it?

    Anyone have any advice?

    Thanks.
     
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    Out of the box it will be on the dynamic picture setting. Change this to cinema as the dynamic setting has far too high a contrast level.
     
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    I've read a story once on the Panasonic website, lowering contrast to 50% the first few days should do it.

    [edit] can't find it anymore, so maybe this was only the case with older generations. If they don't mention it anymore, then it seems not important. However, for safety i should lower contrast the first days anyway.
     
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  5. dognuts

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.Very helpful.
    That article is very good by the way,but i think Panasonic should provide the information with the plasma itself,and not rely on people getting the info from the net.
    Cheers.
     
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    That would make sense. Not every plasma buyer will have access to the internet and may not know that you're supposed to run a screen in. I wouldn't have known without this forum.
     
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    that's a great article! Just recieved a plasma aswell, so this is very assuring to read.
    thanks. :)
     
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    Just going off that subject for a moment....

    When watching a film with top and bottom bars(ie;widescreen) i am seeing small greenish speckles in the bars.theres also an extremely small amount of white at the far top and the far bottom of the screen.Im connected through scart in AV3 which as far as im aware is RGB.When i switch over to AV3 there is no indication of RGB although there used to be on my old panny 28"crt.
    anyone have any ideas why this is.
    Also,how long is it ok to watch films with these black bars at top and bottom,because as stated in the manual it is best to turn side bars onto low colour,but i cant see an option to do it with top and bottom bars.

    and still more....

    Tried my gamecube last night connected through scart into the analogue connection of the gamecube.Picture was ok but quite jagged edges were present and also black colours had quite a bit of grain/interference in them.
    again any ideas?

    Thank again.
     
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    You're going to find this with any plasma. The better the connection, the less you'll see it. Try connecting your DVD via component.
     
  10. dognuts

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    Yeah i would try going with component but my DVD player is S Video or scart only.(Pioneer DV530-about 4-5 years old).
    Still thats cleared up the bit about the "speckles".-cheers.
     

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