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projection tv screen burn...?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by pdgnews, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. pdgnews

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    Hi,

    Would RPTV owners like to comment on the HCC editorial about RPTV screen burn from TV logos, horizontal black bars from 2.35:1 DVDs and vertical blackbars from watching 4:3 TV?

    I was just about to buy a 40" Toshiba WH08 - now I'm worried that after 18 months it will need replaceing.
     
  2. Timh

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    My Sony kp-41 is 18 month's old and hasn't suffered from screen burn, even though it's switched to The Cartoon Network quite a lot.<br />But the blue lamp is on it's way out <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
     
  3. glen61

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    ive brought the sony kp44ps2,i havent noticed any distorsion but there is a problem with the speakers not being magneticly shielded.<br />any way its worth taking out extra insurence as problems can ocuar,<br />my tv cost 2800 quid ,i got 5 year total cover for<br />200 quid its got to be worth it.

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  5. glen61

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    the speakers on the kp44ps2 are only 6 inches away<br />from the lamps and do cause a problem with convergence.

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  6. johnson

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    I'm not sure what that site says,but going from my experience,it makes quite a bit of difference.<br />I have a sony,and noticed the internal speakers didn't "look" sheilded,and as I don't use them I removed them.<br />After they were out the convergence was way off,putting the speakers near the front panel of the tv with a convergence pattern displayed I can move the colours around! Weird.
     
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    I am a bit worried that Steve May has only just become aware of the problem of screen burn. The Americans have raved about it for years, the American channel MSNBC is a very bad one that most American RP owners moan about, it uses bright full colour logos.

    I have noticed in some American football games the "score box" has moved around the screen between plays so somebody has listened over there.

    It's a terrible thing to accuse the staff of HCC of but do you think they are over-driving their tubes on their RP sets?

    I try to avoid RP burn in two ways; 1) Contrast set low, 2) I zoom out the channel logos, unfortunately this means the top of a 4:3 picture is cropped (I watched Third Rock for years before I realised John Lithgow was bald!!!).

    Again, owning an RP set is not a matter of "fit and forget" like a normal CRT set. It very much requires a lot of attention, something very few reviews point out. I am amazed and impressed at the attention to detail a lot of RP owners on this forum pay to their sets (and this is just to get them "right").

    I found Mr May's comments, along with similar comments in the letters' section, a little "panicky".

    So, the big question is now.............

    How is Mr May going to handle being a consumer? is he going to fight the manufacturer? Is he going to take them to task over the situation and demand his set has new tubes installed? Imagine it was one of us "lesser mortals" who had forked out a few grand for a TV and twelve months later it is scrap, we would be well p***ed off!

    So Steve, wotcha going to do about it?
     
  8. Timh

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    Mart, try posting your message in the feedback section, Steve May will probably answer.
     
  9. mart.stokes

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    Timh, done!
     
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  11. raigraphixs

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    Hi Steve of HCC,

    Hope you will be putting these questions to the TV manufacturers, on how they will combat these problems with future tvs and also get feedback from digital tv providers such as sky about permanet logos on screen, and if they are willing to remove them now and then, or give the user a choice in the software. I really think this issue is very important and could affect future sells of RPTVs.

    <br />rai
     

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