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Ok Got 200 hrs on my Panny Plasma

rslamon
10-28-2009, 02:02 PM
Hi all,
I have been using the burn in prevention disc for 200 hours now. So:

1) Can I watch normal tv now?
2) Can I use my DVE calibration disc to set up optimal settings?
Thanks

Bigloww
10-28-2009, 02:06 PM
Yes and YES... Enjoy.

rslamon
10-28-2009, 02:10 PM
Yes and YES... Enjoy.

Thank you :hithere:

PFC5
10-28-2009, 06:06 PM
Check out my "SETTINGS" link for a good starting point and then use the DVE disc to fine tune it.

RandyWalters
10-28-2009, 09:07 PM
I have been using the burn in prevention disc for 200 hours now. So:

1) Can I watch normal tv now?You could have done that 200 hours ago! The break-in disk is not to prevent burn-in. ;)

Techlord
10-28-2009, 09:31 PM
The phosfers are more prone to burn-in when they are new, what you have done is conditioned then to resist burn-in. Have fun with your new toy! :D

eb5
10-30-2009, 10:20 AM
I have just about 200 hours on my new G10, how difficult is it to calibrate (if I do it myself), would I need certain tools or is this something where I pop in an instructional dvd and follow it? And how much of difference will I notice?

Bigloww
10-30-2009, 10:50 AM
I have just about 200 hours on my new G10, how difficult is it to calibrate (if I do it myself), would I need certain tools or is this something where I pop in an instructional dvd and follow it? And how much of difference will I notice?

That depends on the calibration DVD you get. I used the the HD DVD version of DVE (Digital Video Essentials) a couple years ago on my 50'' plasma. It was not the easiest version but with a little reading and patience, it was not that bad at all. I can save my calibrating settings so when I switch back and forth between the 2 settings (before and after), I could definately tell the diff between the 2 quite a bit. Amazon has the Blue Ray and DVD versions of DVE Basics that came out last year. I have not seen that version in action but I heard it is quite good and a little easier to use, but reveiws are a bit mixed as expected. It is only like $15, so I say it is well worth a go.

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Video-Essentials-Basics-Blu-ray/dp/B000V6LST0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1256921260&sr=1-1

PFC5
10-30-2009, 12:32 PM
I have just about 200 hours on my new G10, how difficult is it to calibrate (if I do it myself), would I need certain tools or is this something where I pop in an instructional dvd and follow it? And how much of difference will I notice?

Try my settings in my "SETTINGS" link as a good starting point but then you might not see as much of a difference once you get a calibration disc as I already did it with DVE to get those settings.

My settings are for the prior year 2008 model but many have said they work well with the 2009 models like yours. But they are adjusted for MY lighting in my room so a calibration disc is still recommended to tweak it for YOUR room lighting, individual panel characteristics, etc.

Techlord
10-30-2009, 04:11 PM
I have just about 200 hours on my new G10, how difficult is it to calibrate (if I do it myself), would I need certain tools or is this something where I pop in an instructional dvd and follow it? And how much of difference will I notice?

May I also recommend Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark Blu-ray calibration disc, it provides step by step instructions and is very easy.

http://www.amazon.com/Spears-Munsil-High-Definition-Benchmark-Blu-ray/dp/B001UM29OC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1256940581&sr=8-1-catcorr