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Plasma Break-in DVD?

by GWvsJohn / January 3, 2013 11:49 PM PST

Anyone have a recommendation on how to break in a new plasma?

A file I can burn to a DVD for "optimal" break in?

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2013 2:18 AM PST
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no need
by artpoz / January 4, 2013 7:31 PM PST
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The new plasma tv's do not need a break-in period.

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This is not a universally true statement
by Pepe7 / January 5, 2013 2:16 AM PST
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You statement only holds true if:

-The end user understands what can happen if they run certain types of static content over long periods

-The end user doesn't abuse the brightness & contrast settings while the HDTV is relatively new

Truth be told, even after the break in period the above practices can still damage a plasma HDTV (been there, done that, with many end users/clients). The built-in technologies such as pixel orbiters only help so much. And there's a myth still floating around that newer plasmas are only subject to (temporary) image retention and rarely burn-in (permanent). This is not true. Both are possible give certain types of use. You have to become familiar with the technology and what works to avoid both. Regardless, nothing beats plasma in the 'man cave' environment ;).


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If you look in that AVS thread...
by Pepe7 / January 5, 2013 2:17 AM PST
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...depending on which HDTV you have, you might have the option to run the same files from a USB stick. I actually prefer this since all that is required is the HDTV running and not an external input.

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