Yeah, i’m sure the companies who have been putting drm on everything will all of a sudden not put it on downloads at all, so you can just pirate the heck out of em right? Get a clue.
"Don’t worry about the plasma break-in. I tried with my Samsung and it had no effect at all. "
??? No effect?
“6) Plasmas are very susceptible to “burn-in” when in their infancy as the phosphors have not had a chance to age. A few hundred hours of watching varied material to age the phosphors is not unrealistic and will probably due a lot to curtail possible damage.”
The break in ages the phosphors so you don’t have to worry about it. I don’t know what hell the you are talking about. I don’t think you know what you are talking about.
Regarding plasma “burn-in”: my son owns a 42-inch plasma on which he watched a lot of 4x3 video with sidebars. The sidebars “burned in” and now you can see the edge of where the sidebars are/were located when viewing a full 16x9 image.
Heh. I’d love a 42" or bigger HDTV. But it’s money I can’t afford to spend right now. I have my 1920x1200 24" PC LCD though so I can still watch HD stuff. I just don’t pay for it though. x264 reencodes FTW!
@shaolin, read my post again, dont worry about breaking in with the dvd that you can download and plays single color on your plasma, just watch your movies, dvd, cables, blu-ray in 16:9 or full screen.
You don’t have hdtv or plasma like us do so reading those things can scare you, we understand, don’t worry…
That has nothing to do with it. It ages the phosphors. I read your post. Now how about reading mine.
@shaolin: After I bought my plasma hdtv, I downloaded an “break-in DVD” that I found from AVS, burn it and play it back almost 200 hours, it still gives me some ghosting whenever my boys play games but as soon as I watch movies the ghosting is gone. Given that, I suggested a friend not to use the break in dvd but instead as I said above, just watch your favorite movies in full 16:9. His Pansonic plasma is as good as mine today. So I come to conclusion that using the break-in DVD is not necessary. Besides todays Plasma has it own (Built-in) Screen Burn Protection with Pixel Shift or Signal Pattern.
" it still gives me some ghosting whenever my boys play games but as soon as I watch movies the ghosting is gone."
Have you ever thought that since you “did” the break-in, that the ghosting is easily remedy?
" Besides todays Plasma has it own (Built-in) Screen Burn Protection with Pixel Shift or Signal Pattern."
I know. It is called an Orbital.