Plasma burn-in?

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  1. Reiner

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    I noticed at an airport that most plasma screens showed something what looked like a burn-in, i.e. the shadows of the picture shown before were visible.
    The screens were permanently diplaying a still picture / graphics.

    So, is this possible? That would make plasmas less interesting to me ...
     
  2. DaveH

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    Thats not good.

    I am also interested in Plasmas but keep hearing bad things such as limited lifespan etc.

    I think it makes sense that burn in would occur at an Airport due to the white text predominately staying on the screen.

    I will check the ones out at Waterloo train station on the way home today.

    Don't most TV's do burn in though?
     
  3. Reiner

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    Yep, CRT TVs like to do that. The fluorescent coating is "at fault". Didn't know plasma screens have something similar ...
     
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    Plasma lifespan is claimed to be equal to CRT.
     
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    Plasma's suffer burn in. The instruction manuals with them warn about how to avoid it.

    I'd guess that normal use, within the operating range, should see a lifespan like a CRT. Turn the contrast up, put on a playstation and "Yeah baby, burn baby burn"

    Gordon.
     
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    My plasma has never suffered burn in!!
     
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    Mine either and I'm a massive gamer...which falls asleep. I slept once for 7hrs with the words paused on the screen. It left some image retention which took 10mins to shift. BUT it did shift. :smashin:
     
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    My Hitachi plasma is 5 years old. Absolutely no sign of burn in. Slight image retention is visible when going to a black screen, but very quickly fades.
     
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    Over nine and a half years! :eek:
     
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    Here we go again.:laugh:

    I play games on my PS3 like black ops, GT5, split second, Mag, BFBC2 for hours at a time with zip IR let alone burn in. Yes I'm sure if you leave the same image on the screen 24 7 for a few weeks you will get burn in, if you plan on doing this you need LCD where static images look wonderful.

    My previous PX80 had the worse IR you could get for about 6 months. If I had the picture menu up for just a few secs it retained, it was really bad. even with this level of IR, burn in never happened, instead the set settled down to almost the same level of IR as my mates G10. I was still gaming on this set too.

    There would have to be a big problem with a set for it to have permanent burn with normal viewing IMO, I'm sure if you ask the pros on here they will agree.

    You may also notice burn on LCDs at some stations by the way;)

    If I sound sarcastic......well its because I'm being sarcastic.:devil: Don't mean it in an aggressive way, its just that this gets bounded around all the time still.
     
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    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: D O H !!!!! why did I not see that:facepalm:

    Was going to say!.......well actually I suppose I did:facepalm::laugh:
     

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