Maybe go to 200 hours just to be safer? That's about 8 days.
I am running those slides at night only and watching TV about 2-3 hours during the day/night but taking it easy (Natural picture mode). Planning to go a little more than 100 hours panel prep like this.
How are you doing these calibration settings? I've been using the TV with full screen only with low contrast and brightness. I've had it since the 1st... should I be doing the slides? If so, how? USB flash drive? I notice when I turn the TV on the first minute or so on occasion I'll see the Samsung logo in the screen.
The purpose of running the slides is to age the phosphor colors evenly, and that's the reason that they suggest running them before doing any calibration. Otherwise the colors will shift over time which would require the calibration to be entirely redone. I did not run the slides at all, rather just used the CNET calibration settings out of the box except for lowering the contrast and brightness settings to 50 or less and have been very careful about the content that I watch. Using this approach and periodically running the scrolling bars option I have not experienced any screen burn-in or image retention issues. Of course as always, YMMV.
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