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Break In setting for a Samsung 550

lsutton
01-13-2009, 11:56 AM
Just installed my Samsung 550 and was wondering what is being recommended for setting for the break in period.

Parasound
01-13-2009, 12:02 PM
Yeh, I have a 550 too, and it started out great and remains so. This is an LCD, I don't think so.

lsutton
01-13-2009, 12:23 PM
Sorry, should have said this is a plasma

newtodef
01-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Take it out of torch mode(store mode) set the contrast and brightness to 50 or below and leave it there for 100 hours or so and you should be fine. Also don't watch 4:3 shows for very long, always set it to fill the screen if you can, if you watch a movie or your playing video games avoid still images and black bars for to long and then leave it on tv for awhile to clean the screen a bit. After the 100 hours you should be fine, good luck and enjoy the new toy:)

lsutton
01-13-2009, 05:37 PM
thanks for the feed back. I am enjoying the picture as I type!

newtodef
01-13-2009, 05:41 PM
Glad I could help, some of the other guys on here might have some pearls of wisdom for you, this is a really helpful site.

Vinceg99
01-13-2009, 05:45 PM
There are a few other threads about breaking in new plasmas as well should be on page 2 and page 3 at the furthest I think they are for the Panasonics but that doesnt matter a break-in is a break-in. Like heres one http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/87280-tell-me-about-plasma-break-period.html

daleb
01-13-2009, 07:28 PM
More depth info at avsforum dot com on this model (as well as all brands). If interested....
Don't mean to steer anyone away from this forum which is my fav..but there is a lot of good info out there.. (bad info too...sad to say!)