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break in period on new plasmas.

by erbob2112 / February 4, 2013 8:27 AM PST

Does the members at CNET agree that breaking in new plasma tv's should be done? 100-200 hours of low brightness and contrast. Getting my first plasma tomorrow. Panasonic 65 vt50.

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You won't find agreement on that anywhere
by Pepe7 / February 4, 2013 11:48 AM PST

But since breaking in a plasma certainly won't hurt, there's not reason not to do it either.

FWIW, the 4 yr old plasma in my den has a better picture now that it did before I broke it in. OTOH, I did 150 hours of break in slides on my dad's newer plasma, and I would be hard pressed to tell you what (if any) difference there is in PQ. But I darn well know the phosphors are broken in, considering all the crap my folks watch on that poor HDTV (LOL).

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Here's the DVD download free
by givemeaname / February 5, 2013 1:17 PM PST
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Yep, break-in DVD works great
by Dan Filice / February 8, 2013 8:35 AM PST

First, the OP should be congratulated for purchasing a Plasma and not getting sucked into the LED panic. Second, the break-in DVD on that AVS site works great, and it loops continuously with no menus. I used it on my Plasma as well as both my son's Plasmas. I guess the DVD worked because the picture quality is great on all three Plasmas.

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I've use the SD card version too ;)
by Pepe7 / February 9, 2013 11:21 AM PST

It's all about options Wink


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