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Old 01-30-2010, 02:55 PM   #46  
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What's another way to break in a plasma without one of them disks? Can these disks be purchased at best buy, sears, wal mart....?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:45 AM   #47  
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What's another way to break in a plasma without one of them disks? Can these disks be purchased at best buy, sears, wal mart....?
If your plasma takes SD cards you can just run the slides that can be downloaded on the left hand side of the 2nd post from this link http://www.eaprogramming.com/downloa...nload_main.htm.
Just have the images loop at any interval (time doesn't matter).
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:25 AM   #48  
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Thanks. I was wondering if it work off a sd card. Thanks for link. I was thinking of making my own slides.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:04 PM   #49  
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Ok let's say I did the 200 hour break In with the slides. Will I have to worry about the black bars from dvd's and blu-rays? Or the tv station logos?
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:49 PM   #50  
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That is at least how long my plasma is on every day and we have no problems after over 1.5 years. You just need to make sure static images are not on for a long time. Nearly all logos are translucent so even those are not an issue.
What about scrolling text from media channels, such as CNN?
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What about scrolling text from media channels, such as CNN?
I wouldn't have that on all day every day so you need to mix up what you have on. My mother does watch Fox News for about 4hours per day total and I have zero issues with that.
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If I have a brand new Panny S1 (which will be delivered next week), how long should I break it on before I can game on it? Games have static sections of course.

Also, do you break in at less than 50 contrast when using the disc?
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:15 PM   #53  
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I wouldn't have that on all day every day so you need to mix up what you have on. My mother does watch Fox News for about 4hours per day total and I have zero issues with that.

So if you have to mix it up doesn't that mean burn in is still a problem. The last thing I want to do if I buy a new tv is go to sleep watching it and wake up the next day with an image burned in.
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So if you have to mix it up doesn't that mean burn in is still a problem. The last thing I want to do if I buy a new tv is go to sleep watching it and wake up the next day with an image burned in.
This would have happened with a CRT tube TV as well. If you never worried about it with a CRT then you are basically ALMOST just a worry free with a current plasma by a good mfg. Yes CRTs are slightly more resistant than plasmas, but the difference is very low.

I have my plasma set to auto turn off if no changes after 2 hours, and have my PS3 set the auto dim and again I have no problem AT ALL.

If you DO actually leave a static image on 24/7 as a normal constant occurrence then unfortunately a LCD is what you are limited to. That is NOT how most people use their TVs though.
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I wouldn't have that on all day every day so you need to mix up what you have on. My mother does watch Fox News for about 4hours per day total and I have zero issues with that.
ya made me giggle. Me mother is pushing 90,,,and if ya mention Fox news to her, yer gonna get an earful. these two old birds would have fun at a tea party. (a real tea party, not a palin one).
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This would have happened with a CRT tube TV as well. If you never worried about it with a CRT then you are basically ALMOST just a worry free with a current plasma by a good mfg. Yes CRTs are slightly more resistant than plasmas, but the difference is very low.

I have my plasma set to auto turn off if no changes after 2 hours, and have my PS3 set the auto dim and again I have no problem AT ALL.

If you DO actually leave a static image on 24/7 as a normal constant occurrence then unfortunately a LCD is what you are limited to. That is NOT how most people use their TVs though.
Yes that is trueabout CRT tv's. I have in one of our bedrooms very old samsung TV with a built in VHS player. The tv is probaly 15 years old if I had to guess. When you watch a movie and it ends at the top pops a little box it tells you what video source you are on. Stays up till you turn the tv off our change the source

Guess what from falling a sleep watching movies on that dinosaur I have perment burn in on a CRT. I can't complain for a TV that age that was free I am happy it works. But if I have a TV from burn in on a CRT that tells me that PLASMA would probaly be a problem for me.

I think that is were those of you that love plasma our doing the tech a disservice. Plasma can burn in from a lot of people and just from reading the post it sounds like with the exception of Panny you can count on it. That is based on the responses if you read all the post.

Here is my assesment. Plasma technology produces much better color. Plasma has come a long way in dealing with burn in and image retintion.

However think very carefully if you do certain things. Black bars can be a problem. So if you don't like streched out screens. Ask your self how much is it going to be like that. If you are going to have black bars up alot think think very carefully. Same with channels like ESPN. If you fall asleep watching shows like that and do not varry the channel you may be risking your tv.

Personaly I know I would be risking my TV. So I am staying away because it isn't worth the gamble. Now If I had a TV that wasn't going to be on all the time and was a dedicated theater room. I would jump to plasma.
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You missed the feature my plasma has that I mentioned that auto shuts off the TV after 2 hours of inactivity. By activity that means no channel changes that change the frequency for that split second, etc. SO in the situations you describe, the Tv would turn off when you fall asleep without any damage.

Add to that the auto dimming & auto off on the PS3 (or other BD players) and both will shut down and you will be fine AND save some energy also.
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You missed the feature my plasma has that I mentioned that auto shuts off the TV after 2 hours of inactivity. By activity that means no channel changes that change the frequency for that split second, etc. SO in the situations you describe, the Tv would turn off when you fall asleep without any damage.

Add to that the auto dimming & auto off on the PS3 (or other BD players) and both will shut down and you will be fine AND save some energy also.

While I will admit I did not know it would auto turn off. Is that a default function or can you turn off. Would suck to be watching say the Superbowl and it turn of because you didn't change the channel.

While I will again agree the feature to turn the BD player off is a good one and one that is great. Honestly I am not worried about the saving energy. Hey if I am not worried about that I guess that is a plus for plasma
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While I will admit I did not know it would auto turn off. Is that a default function or can you turn off. Would suck to be watching say the Superbowl and it turn of because you didn't change the channel.

While I will again agree the feature to turn the BD player off is a good one and one that is great. Honestly I am not worried about the saving energy. Hey if I am not worried about that I guess that is a plus for plasma
The TV pops up a warning with a countdown starting at 3 minutes till shut off, so all you have to do is hit the exit button or the info button to keep it going. If you are watching it anyway this is not a big deal. Guys usually like the remote next to us anyway.

As far as power usage a properly adjusted plasma will only use about $2.00 more per month in general, so for me it is an easy trade off for the superior PQ I get.

I actually started doing better with games once I went to a plasma because on COD I could see the guys in the shadows better, and there was no video lag like most LCDs have. Not to mention that I could see the enemy easier anywhere when scanning left/right because of the superior motion as well. My kids said they do better with Madden & Need for Speed Carbon as well because when you hit a button it IS at the same time that you have a real time change.
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My next question is this. Do brands other than Panasonic have burn in problems. What I have noticed is almost all the Plasma support is get a Panasonic. I can understand that because the picture quality is good and the price seems fair. But I have also noticed comments about other brands and burn in.

To be fair I have my TV Choice down to 4 and the plasma is 4th on the list. But because I am not bias towards one tech or another I want to make sure I understand all the info.
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