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Anyone here game on a plasma ??

derek pipes
08-26-2007, 09:26 AM
How has it been ? How long do you usually game for in a average session ?

Any suggestions for a new plasma user would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Derek

ps. bought Panasonic TH-42PX75U. let me know if anyone else is using this tv.

VegasFlyby
08-26-2007, 09:45 AM
Make sure you take it out of factory "torch" settings and break it in for at least 100 hours by looping a DVD that will fill the entire screen. I personally prefer LCD, but know lots of people who game on plasmas.

EddieDZ
08-26-2007, 11:51 AM
i game on a LCD too and prefer that over plasma. but thats just me lol . good luck with no burnin.

derek pipes
08-26-2007, 12:00 PM
Make sure you take it out of factory "torch" settings and break it in for at least 100 hours by looping a DVD that will fill the entire screen. I personally prefer LCD, but know lots of people who game on plasmas.

thanks man.

yeah I'm working on the 100 hours now and have removed it from torch settings.

I will also try and remove HUDS if possible when playing games. I think if I follow these steps I should be fine.

ragemaster68
08-26-2007, 12:28 PM
Ive got over 250 hours on mine, and play for anywhere from an hour to about 8 hours once in a while, after the longer sessions i still see image retention to a minor degree. I just run tv on it for a while before i turn it off and it's fine.

Razor05
08-26-2007, 01:43 PM
I've gamed on my plasma for almost 2 years with no signs of burn-in whatsover. My gaming sessions last for 6-8 hours sometimes. Love my plasma for gaming. :yippee: :thumbsup:

IvanM
08-26-2007, 02:39 PM
I use LCD as well, although recent technology has made it possible to reduce the percentage of sets that suffer from burn in, I still feel it's too risky for such a substantial investment.

bboncorr
08-26-2007, 02:52 PM
I use LCD as well, although recent technology has made it possible to reduce the percentage of sets that suffer from burn in, I still feel it's too risky for such a substantial investment.

the new samsungs have anti-burn-in technology. they have a feature which you turn on when burn in happens and its supposed to rid the problem.

Gideon
08-26-2007, 08:55 PM
the new samsungs have anti-burn-in technology. they have a feature which you turn on when burn in happens and its supposed to rid the problem.

Yeah, I have a newer samsung and never have a problem with burn in. The author of this thread bought a panny which he wont have problems with either.

Dont worry about burn in. Its not as big of problem some might make you think. As long as you stick with a proven brand you will be fine. (panny, samsung, LG, Pioneer)

mswoods1
08-27-2007, 03:16 AM
I game from anywhere between 1-6 hours on my "cheap" plasma... no burn-in problems.

Mase
08-27-2007, 07:41 AM
I am still weary of gaming on my plasma but ive only had it for a little over a month.. I have noticed that IR is becoming less and less prevalent the more hours I put under its belt.

I have heard nothing but good things though from people who do game on them..

Nexgenrulz
08-27-2007, 09:21 AM
the new samsungs have anti-burn-in technology. they have a feature which you turn on when burn in happens and its supposed to rid the problem.

I have a Samsung 42" Plasma which has this technology but doesn't work all that well. I use my PS3 on it, but the problem is with the networks that have their logo like ESPN etc. I have to run that Signal Pattern for about 2 hours to lessen the effects. I looked at the new Sony 46XBR4 yesterday and hopefully my Samsung will soon be a memory.

Gideon
08-27-2007, 09:37 AM
I have a Samsung 42" Plasma which has this technology but doesn't work all that well. I use my PS3 on it, but the problem is with the networks that have their logo like ESPN etc. I have to run that Signal Pattern for about 2 hours to lessen the effects. I looked at the new Sony 46XBR4 yesterday and hopefully my Samsung will soon be a memory.

Something is wrong with your Samsung then. My image retention (If there is any-which is only after 6-8 hours of gaming) is gone after a few minutes with the white out feature.

Mase
08-27-2007, 09:43 AM
Although my Sammy will hold an image every now and again it is very very briefly and it happens less and less the more I use it..

The biggest thing I learned since owning a plasma is the break in period is a must for the longevity of the set..

PQ on plasmas is still second to none IMHO

Bigloww
08-27-2007, 09:53 AM
I have been gaming (PS2, PC and 360) on my plasma for almost 2 years now. I been doing heavy doses of Overloard the past 10 days or so that has health bars and such . No issues at all..:banana:

wonderboyseven
08-27-2007, 10:20 AM
Plasma for video gaming is a match made in heaven. Sit close to the TV, to the side of the TV, or far away. Doesn't matter. You'll still get an awesome picture with no color wash out from the angles like with LCD. Gotta luv it.

derek pipes
08-27-2007, 03:15 PM
hey, thanks a lot guys, really appreciate the feedback!

just another question, when you guys say you are gaming for hours, are you turning off HUDS when possible or are you just gaming as the game intended it ?

Bigloww
08-27-2007, 03:22 PM
I just game the way it is. If I play a game with health/status bars (like Overlord or PC RPG's) for many hours, I may pause it or turn the channel for a few seconds, but that is about it. I usually don't play that long and just go with the flow.

phearcat
08-27-2007, 03:38 PM
Im using a 50inch Pioneer Plasma to game on my xbox elite with HDMI. ITS AWESOME!!!

One precautionary thing I do is just set the sleep timer on the TV, Cable Box and Xbox... depending on what mode I am running the TV will turn off or go or switch over to screen saver.

flair1111
08-28-2007, 05:53 PM
i game on a hitachi 42" plasma. it was new in summer of 2005. ive had it calibrated and play games on it all the time. even ones with static stats on the screen. no problems at all.

Ryu
08-29-2007, 04:45 PM
hey, thanks a lot guys, really appreciate the feedback!

just another question, when you guys say you are gaming for hours, are you turning off HUDS when possible or are you just gaming as the game intended it ?

I game on a 42'' LG plasma and have had it for 1 year without issues, no burn in detected, and about HUDs, do not worry about them, I played Final Fantasy XI for quite some time and spent a couple of long sessiong on it without a break, and taking into consideration that this game has the same HUDs on the same position at all times, all it take was to put some other image, like TV or a DVD and presto, temporal burn in dissapeared.

F91
08-31-2007, 04:08 PM
PS3 and 360 on a 37" Panny Plasma. Burn in happened once, but it faded away after 20 minutes and it was very slight. It was from the 360 Ice Planet game, whatever it was called.