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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by pop, Dec 23, 2000.

  1. pop

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    Hi, all
    I think i am right in saying that using game consols with a crt projector can cause some sort of BURN damage with static images.
    can someone tell me what is damaged, screen or projector?
    Thanks


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    If you display the same stationary image through a projector (or TV for that matter) for too long, the phosphor in the tubes is 'burned' permanently with the image.
    An example of this is dense pub landlords using their projectors on Sky music channels which had no picture but the Sky logo. After a few hours showing nothing but the Sky logo, the projector would then permanently show a 'shadow' of the logo on every picture it displayed. Solving the problem means replacing the tubes - which is very expensive.
     
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    Thank Spectre,

     
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    If you reduce the contrast and brightness you will lessen the chance of burning. This advice applies to Front Projection CRT, CRT based large screen RP TVs and Plasma.

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    I am getting addicted to V-Rally 2 Dreamcast on big screen, i turned off all onscreen displays so no static images, i just didn't want to screw projector up, limit myself to 1 hour on at a time, 1 hour at least off, had about 50 hours up to now with no signs of BURN, am i ok doing that or should i put it back on TV.

    Thanks

    do i realy need a pronto?
    projector
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    pace multi sat receiver

     
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    You are going to be fine I think. We've a client who plays games constantly on his CRT unit. After almost two years there are no signs of burn in from his games consoles.

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