Does watching a lot of 4:3 cause screen burn?

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  1. Lee James

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    I'm very worried that any plasma I buy will suffer major screen burn, as the vast majority of things I watch are 4:3.

    Anyone know anything about this?
     
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    Yes it can. Some TV's allow you to stretch a 4:3 picture to 16:9 or to replace the black bars with grey ones.
     
  3. Lee James

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    Thanks again, Nick.

    To be honest, I don't like the idea of filling the edges with a colour. Seems pretty distracting. And I'm passionate about picture geometry, so I'd rather pour coffee down my pants than distort the image.

    Since I may well end up getting the same plasma as you, could you tell me if you've noticed any problems with screen burn?
     
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    I watch about 75% in 4:3 and with 8 months use so far on a Pioneer screen there is no sign of screen burn although the Pioneer does have grey borders as standard.
     
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    It's been done here before. Do a search.

    Grey edges will prolong the life of your screen.
     

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