Anyone "break in" iMac LED

Discussion in 'iMac' started by itsMacTonight, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. itsMacTonight macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2013
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    I know flat panel afficinados often consider the first 100 hours of "on" time as a break in period. I believe this started with early panels of the plasma variety. The need for this has decreased with LCD and LED panels. Some people still feel a break in period is necessary to mellow the pixels and possibly prevent some of the image retention issues. Many people feel this should be done before color calibration. In the past I have used a continuous loop "break in" DVD with my Plasma TVs. What are your thoughts about doing this with the iMac screen?
  2. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    Plasma TVs benefit from break-in procedures as the colors are made up of individual phosphors, so exercising them evenly when they are new and "hot" can result in reduced image retention and better color uniformity later in the panels life.

    LCD/LED technology however does not benefit from break-in, there's no point to doing it.

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