Breaking in a RPTV?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Chang, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. Chris Chang

    Chris Chang Stunt Coordinator

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    I want to have Gregg come calibrate my HDTV in Feb/Mar and I keep hearing that before you have an ISF calibration done, it's best to have at least used it 100 hours or more. Seeing as how I usually only watch DVDs on the weekend, I won't be anywhere near this mark before then. I also don't want to have the calibration done and then have the convergence start drifting (Does this actually happen?). I could wait, but I'd rather just have the calibration done ASAP instead of waiting. Is this a total non-issue or is it actually something to worry about?
     
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    You can just leave the set on for a few days. Make sure there aren't any static images, and you'll be all set. Or better yet, just leave a neutral gray screen up for a few days...
     
  3. Chris Chang

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    I guess I could leave HBO on some nights before I go to bed. Leaving it on for extended periods doesn't cause damage?
     
  4. Mike I

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    The main reason for not having a set calibrated before 100 hours is with electronics, Failure of many electronic components due to manufacturing defects usually happen within the first 100 hours ..You would not be too happy paying 500 or so dollars calibrating a set and than have to have it replaced if there was some type of failure..
    The second reason is as you mentioned, convergence tends to settle down after the first 100 hours because the crts get broken in..But leaving it on for a long period of time does not really help..The process of Heating and cooling the crts by regular use of the set being turned on and off is what breaks them in..
     

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