First time Plasma owner

tinpanalley

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I'm waiting for my first ever flat screen to be delivered to me. It's a plasma Samsung H4500.
As I've never owned a plasma before, I've often read here and there about certain things that you should do with a new one when it's first purchased. Displaying a certain pattern, etc. So I have a few questions if anyone can help me out...
1. Is there some series of steps/procedures that I should go through to properly set up my new TV?
2. I've always calibrated all my previous TVs (CRT HDs) with my Avia DVD. Can I continue to do that or is there some new DVD that works better?
3. It's really important to me to have a properly calibrated TV as I not only keep a high quality collection of mostly classic films but I also tend to use my TV as a screening monitor for my independent film work. That being said, I can't afford to have someone calibrate it professionaly. Is there some affordable device I can buy that will calibrate my new plasma and my IPS LED PC monitor?

Thanks to anyone that can help me get my feet wet with this.
 
Here are some settings to give you a start:
https://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/plasma/samsung/f4500
Something like this might help too:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=838843&gclid=CI-6mKettsACFScV7AodPS8A0g&Q=&is=REG&A=details
More info here:
http://www.tweakguides.com/HDTV_14.html
Make sure that the anti burn modes (orbiter) are turned on.
Plasma TVs are the best and it is good you got one before they are no longer made. OLED seems to be an up and coming competitor but not at the kind of price that you paid.
 
Here are some settings to give you a start:
https://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/plasma/samsung/f4500
Something like this might help too:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=838843&gclid=CI-6mKettsACFScV7AodPS8A0g&Q=&is=REG&A=details
More info here:
http://www.tweakguides.com/HDTV_14.html
Make sure that the anti burn modes (orbiter) are turned on.
Plasma TVs are the best and it is good you got one before they are no longer made. OLED seems to be an up and coming competitor but not at the kind of price that you paid.
 

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Thanks for all these links. Mine is a H4500. Is there reason to think they'd be the same?
 

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I have a Samsung plasma HDTV (different model). The Screen Burn Protection is under "Picture" / "Picture Options". I would assume that it is similar for all Samsung Plasma's.

 
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