Thanks 57. i did do the break in with my pz80. I just thought i would do the same with this one, but i guess i will follow what the salesrep at future shop told me to do which is run the tv in thx mode and dont leave it on one channel for 100 hrs stright! lol. If break in was that important i guess it would be in the owners manual, right? Technology these days...Man its awesome!!!