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Old 11-02-2013, 16:13
Emrys Davies
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Does anyone know of a tv channel which is logo free? If you do I would use it to speed up my break-in time whilst breaking-in a plasma tv. I Have a Sky box.
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:38
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I'm currently watching BBC1 HD (Sky channel 143) - no DOG.
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:44
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There is no need to refrain from watching any channel, just keep the contrast/brightness on low for around 200 hrs. Once run in adjust settings to normal viewing levels.

You may find some image retention on occasions, especially if left on a static image for a considerable amount of time, but you should have a feature built into the TV which gets rid of any retention, this could be called whitewash or something similar, the manual should mention this.

Just sit back and enjoy your new TV and try not to get too paranoid about screen burn, plasmas are more robust than what you think.
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:58
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I accept that you are giving good advice, but I just want to expedite the arrival of the 200 hours stage. I get my new tv tomorrow (Panasonic Plasma TX-P42GT50) and it has a Pixel Orbiter to prevent IR and a scroll bar to get rid of it. Being me, I just want to watch full page programmes which do not have bars or static logos of any sort for a couple of days to give it a good start and then I will do as you suggest.

I have only just realised that Sky page 999 is a short advert which continually repeats itself and it is completey free of any static logos. Do you think that this will be suitable for me to use to get a few hours on the clock while I am otherwise engaged.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:11
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In all these ins and outs, I'd much rather spend money on electricity for having a TV screen on when someone is watching.

http://www.frequencycast.co.uk/howmanywatts.html
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Old 12-02-2013, 16:42
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Probably C4 SD.

C4 HD has a logo. BBC One/Two may have (animated) logos during kids programmes, and ITV channels now all have them.
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Old 12-02-2013, 18:13
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BBC One SD and HD and BBC Two are all DOG free apart from the BBC Two Learning Zone.
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Old 12-02-2013, 20:32
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I accept that you are giving good advice, but I just want to expedite the arrival of the 200 hours stage. I get my new tv tomorrow (Panasonic Plasma TX-P42GT50) and it has a Pixel Orbiter to prevent IR and a scroll bar to get rid of it. Being me, I just want to watch full page programmes which do not have bars or static logos of any sort for a couple of days to give it a good start and then I will do as you suggest.

I have only just realised that Sky page 999 is a short advert which continually repeats itself and it is completey free of any static logos. Do you think that this will be suitable for me to use to get a few hours on the clock while I am otherwise engaged.
Depending on your subscription - Sky's entertainment channels are dog/logo free 99.9999% of the time as they only appear for a few seconds after ad breaks, Sky's movie channels are dog free too.
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Old 13-02-2013, 23:39
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Here we go, but what does 'Dog Free' mean. Not even Google knows and I from the wild hills of Wales have never come across it. Too busy with the sheep, but I am being serious. I don't want any welly!!!!!
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Old 13-02-2013, 23:56
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Here we go, but what does 'Dog Free' mean. Not even Google knows and I from the wild hills of Wales have never come across it. Too busy with the sheep, but I am being serious. I don't want any welly!!!!!
Digital Onscreen Graphic, DOG for short.

DOG, logo, onscreen graffiti, they all refer to the crap certain broadcasters place on our screens, some more than others.
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Old 14-02-2013, 12:01
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Thanks for that. I am using Sky 999 which is totally free of any sort of Image Retention (IR) possibilities. It goes into Standby after 2 or 4 hours although you can put the 'Timer' to Off if you want. This is handy for clocking up a few extra hours if you are not around.

Incidentally: 'Mute' is regarded as a static logo and someone had IR damage as a result of leaving 'Mute' on for an excessive period so I reduce the volume to 0 instead.
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Old 14-02-2013, 13:30
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Thanks for that. I am using Sky 999 which is totally free of any sort of Image Retention (IR) possibilities. It goes into Standby after 2 or 4 hours although you can put the 'Timer' to Off if you want. This is handy for clocking up a few extra hours if you are not around.

Incidentally: 'Mute' is regarded as a static logo and someone had IR damage as a result of leaving 'Mute' on for an excessive period so I reduce the volume to 0 instead.
You're really been a bit OCD over this

Screen burn is fairly rare, and sensible normal usage for the first few months is all that's required. One thing to avoid is prolonged 4:3 viewing, with black bars down the side - best to watch in 'fatty vision' for the first few months 'burn in' period.
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Old 14-02-2013, 23:59
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What is 'fatty vision'? Google failed me.

Incidentally: Got my Sky+HD box by free post today and I am not sure whether the lady said free for twelve months or 5.00 per month for the same period; then 10.25 per month. I finally managed to set it up and also to marry-up the two remotes, but I have a little to do yet to understand it all. This is so much better that my old Sony 32 Trinitron which weighed nine stone and which faded quite fast of late.
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Old 15-02-2013, 00:49
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What is 'fatty vision'? Google failed me.
Fattyvision is where you have a 4:3 image stretched out to fill a 16:9 screen, everybody looks fat - Yuk.

I don't think it's necessary. I watched 4:3 and 2.35:1 from the start on my plasma and never had any problems. If your TV allows it then it may be a good idea to have grey bars for the side panels rather than black.
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Old 15-02-2013, 07:23
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[quote=Emrys Davies;64259317] Incidentally: Got my Sky+HD box by free post today and I am not sure whether the lady said free for twelve months or 5.00 per month for the same period; then 10.25 per month. [/QUOTE

I'd check if I were you! http://www.sky.com/shop/terms-conditions/new/
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Old 15-02-2013, 07:45
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Incidentally: Got my Sky+HD box by free post today and I am not sure whether the lady said free for twelve months or 5.00 per month for the same period; then 10.25 per month.
Sounds like you may have got a deal on the HD package which is usually 10.25/month in addition to your basic sub.
But it'll be wise to check
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Old 15-02-2013, 21:39
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[quote=Sue_Aitch;64261396]
Incidentally: Got my Sky+HD box by free post today and I am not sure whether the lady said free for twelve months or 5.00 per month for the same period; then 10.25 per month. [/QUOTE

I'd check if I were you! http://www.sky.com/shop/terms-conditions/new/
It was probably this: Existing Sky TV customers upgrading to the HD Pack, 5 extra pm for first 12 months, 10.25pm extra thereafter, but I may have got it slightly wrong, but she was very generous and probably took into consideration my age and the fact that I have been with sky for ages.
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