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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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burn in on plasma tv's

So i have a question for you tech guru's out there. I have a samsung 42" plasma and would like to hook up a PS2. I am concerned about burn in though. I dont play video games much, but like to from time to time. Are all the warnings from the manufacturer just a legal disclaimer in case something happens?
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I bought an LCD cuz I heard the same thing.

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I think it will be fine as long as you don't leave the TV on and the game on pause for a long time. No dinner breaks with the game and TV on, that's what causes the burn in.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 02:49 PM
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They aren't anywhere near as easy to burn as a CRT, but they will indeed show burn-in. The newer and more expensive ones are less likely to burn, but they still will do so. Turn contrast down and brightness (they are usually cranked way up from the factory) and it'll be less likely. Just be careful and vary what's displayed, use screen savers, etc... Or better yet, get an LCD or DLP.
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My biggest worry about plasmas is uneven wear like on a motorcycle tire. Because most programs do not use the entire screen, the middle will wear out before the sides.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 04:23 PM
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That was a worry when I had a CRT as well. I just told it to stretch all 4:3 pictures to 16:9. Your aspect gets out of wack a bit, but you get used to it until you don't even notice it any more. My biggest worry was with my HTPC and my penchant for falling asleep watching TV. If I did that and the HTPC got stuck at a menu without the screen saver coming on, it would have burnt in no time at all. Luckily it didn't happen. But it was a big enough worry that I made sure to get a DLP when I got my last set.
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