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Old 02-21-2010, 04:21 PM   #61  
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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.
Panasonic and Samsung have made great strides in preventing burn-in to a level where it is a non issue.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:38 PM   #62  
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Panasonic and Samsung have made great strides in preventing burn-in to a level where it is a non issue.
How great of strides has Samsung made. I can't help but notice in your sig "Friends don't let friends buy Korean brand TV's "
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Samsung seems to be a little less resistant to Image Retention than Panasonic, but they have been closing the gap with the 2009 models. Because of this and the better customer service that Panasonic has historically had compared to Samsung I usually recommend Pannys over Sammys.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:43 AM   #64  
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How great of strides has Samsung made. I can't help but notice in your sig "Friends don't let friends buy Korean brand TV's "
Just how many different things at a time do you want to discuss here? It seems as though when an answer or proof is given you (which you don't like or are unwilling to accept) the subject is changed by asking another unrelated question. Are you sure you aren't a politician?
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[I][QUOTE=pappylap;977933]Reviewer: Phil Connor

Besides questions about the average lifespan of plasma TVs, the question I get most from people has to do with plasma TV screen burn-in. Which raises the question: What is plasma display burn-in, and how does one know what to expect and is it still a problem?

Just came into this forum and the first post I read is about burn-in. A good start. I started replacing crts when green phosphor was the latest thing on tape computers so now all these years later I still see cautions in reading Samsung documentation and some words about it here. Caution about burn-in became a reflex concern for me but I'm certainly not too worried about it now.
I have a new Samsung 46" thin LCD with an old PC, a hard drive and a home theater attached and am still waiting for the wireless pickup device since the PC video GPU doesn't cut it, and I would like to get some good video streaming from the internet. My one concern is the actual projected life of the (Samsung) LCD TV since my wife spends hour after hour watching it. I didn't see any mtbf figures for anything on or in the TV, and perhaps I needn't be concerned about that, but I seem to be in the process of replacing darn near every appliance in this place. I'm kinda hoping this TV holds together for a few years.
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Should last over 15 years with regular viewing, if you got a good one.

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OK fellas. I have the Panasonic P50X1.

I am not going to hook it up to anything but electricity.

What do I do exactly to break it in? (I have the zip file to load on a SD card)

Do I need to do any setting controls like reduce brightness, contrast, etc.?

Anyone care to give a step-by-step general instruction for the benefit of all?
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Click on my "SETTINGS" link and look for the settings to use with the only change being that you set the contrast to 50% for the first 200 hours and avoid black bars & static images during that first 200 hours. That's it.
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Click on my "SETTINGS" link and look for the settings to use with the only change being that you set the contrast to 50% for the first 200 hours and avoid black bars & static images during that first 200 hours. That's it.
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Just how many different things at a time do you want to discuss here? It seems as though when an answer or proof is given you (which you don't like or are unwilling to accept) the subject is changed by asking another unrelated question. Are you sure you aren't a politician?

Just one here. At the time the two seemed like they could be related in some why hence why I asked.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:53 AM   #71  
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Hey guys, a friend of mine directed me to this site. Man, am I glad he did. The info. on this board is outstanding!! Anyway, I just joined and thought I would post and get some input. I just purchased a Panasonic 42" (P42S2) Plasma - I love it. I read this thread with the great info. and did the following on my set. Any input is greatly appreciated. Take care.

1) I set my contrast and brightness settings <50% on "standard" settings (i.e., not "vivid")
2) I have the auto shut-off set to turn the tv off after "no-activity" (it will do so after 3 hours). There isn't any lesser setting (i.e., 2 hours).
3) I have the aspect ration set to "full" not "4:3." I may adjust it to"just" - "recommended for normal TV broadcast." Not sure if it will make a difference or assist in break-in period.
4) I have the Pixel orbiter set to Auto to assist in preventing image burn.
5) There is also a "scrolling bar" feature to prevent image burn. When and how often should I perform this function?

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Hey guys, a friend of mine directed me to this site. Man, am I glad he did. The info. on this board is outstanding!! Anyway, I just joined and thought I would post and get some input. I just purchased a Panasonic 42" (P42S2) Plasma - I love it. I read this thread with the great info. and did the following on my set. Any input is greatly appreciated. Take care.

1) I set my contrast and brightness settings <50% on "standard" settings (i.e., not "vivid")
2) I have the auto shut-off set to turn the tv off after "no-activity" (it will do so after 3 hours). There isn't any lesser setting (i.e., 2 hours).
3) I have the aspect ration set to "full" not "4:3." I may adjust it to"just" - "recommended for normal TV broadcast." Not sure if it will make a difference or assist in break-in period.
4) I have the Pixel orbiter set to Auto to assist in preventing image burn.
5) There is also a "scrolling bar" feature to prevent image burn. When and how often should I perform this function?

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If I purchase a plasma should I avoid gaming for the first 200 hours I don't watch much tv?
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If I purchase a plasma should I avoid gaming for the first 200 hours I don't watch much tv?
I was wondering this as well. Surely it would be ok as long as the game you're playing doesn't have a constant HUD?
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1) I set my contrast and brightness settings <50% on "standard" settings (i.e., not "vivid")
2) I have the auto shut-off set to turn the tv off after "no-activity" (it will do so after 3 hours). There isn't any lesser setting (i.e., 2 hours).
3) I have the aspect ration set to "full" not "4:3." I may adjust it to"just" - "recommended for normal TV broadcast." Not sure if it will make a difference or assist in break-in period.
4) I have the Pixel orbiter set to Auto to assist in preventing image burn.
5) There is also a "scrolling bar" feature to prevent image burn. When and how often should I perform this function?



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See my "SETTINGS" link in my signature for more info.
Great. Thanks. I assume that the settings you indicated are after the breakin period? If so, I will do it afterwards. Also, I will change the format/aspect ratios ("full" and "just"). I am getting U-verse this week and am not sure if the "box" will remember these settings. Any idea?

Also, any input on my 5) statement as far as the "scrolling" bar?

Thanks again.

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