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My first plasma TV arriving on Saturday.......should i give it a burn in period?

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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Ok, finally bit the bullet and decided to go from LCD to Plasma for a bigger 50" screen.

Ordered the LG50PK350

Reading on some forums that i should watch the TV for the first 200 hours with the contrast on low, is that right or do i not need to bother?
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Don't really need to bother tbh, but would personally keep it down for the first few weeks :)
#2
unsure how far technology has moved on since i got mine back in 2007, but deffo drag the contrast down if its still a burn in factor. you might be able to find a disc online that will just cycle all the colours. i used to leave mine playing overnight to get the burn in time reduced.
banned#3
Yeah I would keep settings down a couple of notches below a natural picture.
#4
thats a myth btw, same as you have to top up your plasma after a while which is another myth, just get your tv, set it up and away you go no worries, also tune it to what ever settings you want to get your ideal picture :D
#5
So what do i do, is it just the contrast i have to keep low? And why do i have to do it?

Also, this image retention thing is really worrying me now, how bad is it?
#6
makershaker
So what do i do, is it just the contrast i have to keep low? And why do i have to do it?Also, this image retention thing is really worrying me now, how bad is it?
this is what i done with my pioneer 60 '', take it out of box, read instructions (not that i dont have a clue but i would rather make sure that if i tweak it i dont get a crap picture and instead i get best quality as ever tv settings are diff), then i tweaked settings to get the best, and i sat down and enjoyed playing the ps3 for a few days before i gave up the tv to the misus
#7
Well thats what i wanna do, just take it out the box, set it up nice and bright and colourful and just enjoy the damn thing!


Just the IR thing i'm worried about, people on these techie forums go on and on about it , is it reall y that bad?
#8
makershaker
Well thats what i wanna do, just take it out the box, set it up nice and bright and colourful and just enjoy the damn thing!Just the IR thing i'm worried about, people on these techie forums go on and on about it , is it reall y that bad?

This is what worries me about tv's as well, i'm hoping to move soon, so waiting till that to splash out, and recently plasmas seem to have really come down in price, put i'm not techie at all, i dont want to spend 100's of pounds on a tv i'm gonna ruin, by just plugging it in and turning it on.
banned#9
makershaker
Well thats what i wanna do, just take it out the box, set it up nice and bright and colourful and just enjoy the damn thing!


Just the IR thing i'm worried about, people on these techie forums go on and on about it , is it reall y that bad?


Different models are affected differently, even different TVs in the same model line up can differ. I would just keep it a little below a natural pq for a few weeks then up it a little.

To be honest most people don't know a good picture when they see it. I'd guess that a good majority of them have them set up too bright with high contrast etc, mainly using a bright preset not too far off a garish Comet set-up.

As for retention, you're likely to get it regardless. It goes away quickly and is a minor annoyance and small price to pay for a better TV than an LCD equivalent.
#10
master_chief
makershaker
Well thats what i wanna do, just take it out the box, set it up nice and bright and colourful and just enjoy the damn thing!


Just the IR thing i'm worried about, people on these techie forums go on and on about it , is it reall y that bad?


Different models are affected differently, even different TVs in the same model line up can differ. I would just keep it a little below a natural pq for a few weeks then up it a little.

To be honest most people don't know a good picture when they see it. I'd guess that a good majority of them have them set up too bright with high contrast etc, mainly using a bright preset not too far off a garish Comet set-up.

As for retention, you're likely to get it regardless. It goes away quickly and is a minor annoyance and small price to pay for a better TV than an LCD equivalent.


known as vivid on the sony sets...its horrific.
#11
your tv comes with a booklet called: the instuctions....this includes what to do for the first 100 or so hours , good luck

thank me later
#12
numptyj
master_chief
makershaker
Well thats what i wanna do, just take it out the box, set it up nice and bright and colourful and just enjoy the damn thing!


Just the IR thing i'm worried about, people on these techie forums go on and on about it , is it reall y that bad?


Different models are affected differently, even different TVs in the same model line up can differ. I would just keep it a little below a natural pq for a few weeks then up it a little.

To be honest most people don't know a good picture when they see it. I'd guess that a good majority of them have them set up too bright with high contrast etc, mainly using a bright preset not too far off a garish Comet set-up.

As for retention, you're likely to get it regardless. It goes away quickly and is a minor annoyance and small price to pay for a better TV than an LCD equivalent.


known as vivid on the sony sets...its horrific.


Not true, Vivid works pretty well come some games and a few movies, MW2 for example is brilliant for Vivid, and for anything else I use my Custom profile, but it isn't useless that's for sure.

And to OP, we've had a crap load of LCD / Plasmas, prob about 50, never had a burn in period and not once has one broke or defected.
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effingandjeffing
your tv comes with a booklet called: the instuctions....this includes what to do for the first 100 or so hours , good luck

thank me later

+1

Best advice - RTFM!

See here:- http://www.lg.com/uk/support/product/support-product-profile.jsp?customerModelCode=50PK350&initialTab=documents&targetPage=support-product-profile
#14
1) Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. My Panasonic said nothing about running in, so I didn't.

2) Burn in is not a major issue these days, unless you were to leave the test card on 24hrs a day.

3) Image Retention exists, but vanishes after seconds on a different channel.

4) If you want to set your TV up properly, buy a calibration disc. I used this one and it works very well.
#15
Thanks for the info
#16
I played crystal chronicles on the PS3, and the picture burned into my plasma for a few days...
#17
ro53ben
1) Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. My Panasonic said nothing about running in, so I didn't..

Skimmed the whole book and can find no mention of a burn in period....So do i just go for it and set it up just how nice, bright and as colourful as i want?
#18
Well, if you do and it breaks...the manufacturer can't tell you they advised you otherwise.

I think it's something that maybe used to be important but is now a legacy myth. If it was important, the book would tell you so.
banned#19
makershaker
ro53ben
1) Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. My Panasonic said nothing about running in, so I didn't..


Skimmed the whole book and can find no mention of a burn in period....So do i just go for it and set it up just how nice, bright and as colourful as i want?

yes, my LG 50" plasma bought 2 years ago clearly stated burn in period. The fact they have now removed this from their manuals tells me its fine to set up as you like from the off.

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