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Plasma Screen and Sun Light

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Nigeld, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Nigeld

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    Wondered if you guys could help me.
    I am about to splash out on my first Plasma and have come down to a choice of 2, either the Panasonic TH42PV500 or the Hitachi PD7200.

    Siding with the Panny at the moment...........

    Before I buy, the screen will be in a room with sunlight (not direct).

    A guy I know told me that I could get screen burn if the TV was exposed to sunlight and that I should go for an LCD TV instead.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Tyke
     
  2. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    It is the brightness that will be the problem, not screenburn.
    What sort of room is it? plasmas are not suitable in conservatories unless you have decent blinds.
     
  3. Steve Zodiac

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    Stick with factor 20 UV protection and you will be fine with a plasma. :)

    Seriously though, I think the guy was having you on. I'm no expert but I'm pretty certain that screen burn is only caused by over driving the panel (contrast and brightness too high) - especially when new, and not by sunlight on the screen!

    Someone will be along soon to confirm (or disagree with) this.

    Steve.
     
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    Beaten to it!
     
  5. Nigeld

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    Fast response, thanks so much !

    It's not a conservatory, totally covered roof but quite a few windows.......

    We will also have blinds fitted...............I thought as much but figured i would check with the experts !!
     
  6. Nigeld

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    Mal,
    I guess you would push me towards the Panny as opposed to the Hitachi ?
    Tyke
     
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    I've heard this also. I got me really worried.
     
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    The only reason you may get screen burn if exposed to sunlight is because you end up turning the settings up too much to see the picture.

    How bright is the room?
    I absolutely hate the PD7200, but, being an ALIS screen you may find it works better than the Panny for your situation if the room is really bright?
     

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