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Screen Burn Question........

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by nathanf, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. nathanf

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    How long can an image be displayed before it permanently marks the screen?

    Im worried about channel tags in the top corner of the screen, Like E4 or skyone.

    The E4 logo is slighly translucent but skyone has an opaque logo. Does this mean I can watch E4 for longer?

    Also, im worried about nodding off and a channel finishing broadcasting and its stuck on the "This channel is off air" screen.

    Has anyone before damaged their screen in this way?
     
  2. Mep

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    which screen do you have?
     
  3. nathanf

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    37PW5 :confused:
     
  4. Mep

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    the newer pannies are almost burn proof (within reason)....i think to actually burn an image you would need to really go for it and unless you are watching a single channel for hours on end i can't imagine you have anything to worry about.......and set an alarm!
     
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    My daughter watchers Nikolodean and leaves it on our panny for hours with no problem.
     
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    I have music channels and various other logo'd channels on for hours with no problems. I have also just recently hooked up a Mac Mini to my PW6 as well and I've been playing with it for hours on end with no problems :)
     
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    Like has already been said, the newer panasonic screens are almost burn resistant. Not 100% sure about the pw5 but if contrast and brightness settings are kept at the correct levels and the same static image is not displayed all day every day , then you really should not have a problem.
     
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    thanks you guys.

    I imagined 30 minutes viewing could cause permanent damage.
     
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    nobody would buy one mate if that was the case
     
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    30 minute viewing can cause permanent damage....

    I had the misfortune to have to watch Dick n Dom for half an hour the other day and im permanently mentally scarred for life now....

    :D
     
  11. nathanf

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    LMAO^

    I was worried, sometimes Living will have a Charmed marathon on all day, and I dont want LIVING TV burned into the corner of the screen....

    Ive just noticed my DVD player doesnt have a "screen saver" too :(
     
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    :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Don't forget the things they call adverts. There are only a few channels that have a static logo on permanently and these tend to be the BBC 24 channels such as News 24 and BBC Parliament.

    You're at more risk to get burn if you don't have your aspect ratio set properly and display the horizontal/vertical black bars all the time.
     
  14. nathanf

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    Ah, Adverts.

    So would 3 minutes of ads cancel out the 15 minutes of viewing that preceeded it?

    I didnt even realised what you mentioned about the risk of having the aspect ratio set wrong.
     
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    Don't you mean - if you have the aspect ratio set correctly for 4:3 and 2.35:1 you are at risk from screen burn.

    I watch a lot of 4:3 stuff and a few hours a week of 2.35:1 stuff and I've had no problems on my PWD6 set to show the black bars where necessary. It sort of defeats the purpose of buying a big screen and then zooming in on the picture.
     
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    if you do get screen burn will the matter not rectify itself when you have the screen re-gassed :confused:
     
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    Oh right. :suicide:

    Thanks for clearing that up for me :) :) :) :) :thumbsdow
     
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    was only joking :D
     
  19. neilmcl

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    Yeah that's what I was trying to get at. Doesn't the Panny user manuals usually warn about viewing too much 4:3 images particularly in the first period of use.
     
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    The Panny has a setting where you can change the black bars at the side to about three different levels of grey which should help to reduce any burn in effect. I have my side bars set to grey and watch a mix of 4:3 and 16:9 and have not had any problems. I'd say I watch about half and half, although probably a bit more 4:3.

    However, there is nothing you can do about the black bars at the top and bottom of 2.35:1 movies. They are part of the picture and nothing to do with the screen. If it's an anamorphic picture and you zoom in to get rid of the bars you end up with a squashed in image, ie thin people, that fills the screen. The wide or 16:9 setting just leaves the black bars in place but gives the correctly proportioned picture.

    Many people worry about screen burn, but on modern plasmas, as long as you watch a good mix, it's not really an issue.
     
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    So to put it in perspective, how much easier is it to screen burn a plasma than a CRT? Nobody seems to worry about burn on CRT's and they are susceptible too.
     
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    my understanding, which I think you've not fully taken on board, is that with the first few generations of plasma screens it was all too easy to 'burn' them. Panasonic are now on about their 8th generation of screen and it is now much more difficult to damge them, although im sure if you put your mind to it....
     
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    I was only worried because I found some article on the net about the "Dangers of screen burn"
    From how people are talking about it here, it sounds like the article was exagerated slightly.
     
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    it depends on when it was written. a few years back when the screes were first out it was a BIG fear.
    With the new screens now available, its not really an issue. Things change.
     
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    panasonic reckon they are now on a par with CRT with reagrd to the likelyhood of screen burn.....this may not be quite so true for the 5 series..but i still wouldn't lose any sleep over it......also if you look hard enough 'on the net' you'll find some people telling you that plasmas need regassing.....also a load of b******s
     
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    There's always been a danger of screen burn with CRTs why do you think the PC screen saver was invented, but as most CRTs are used as television sets and not just display devices as once was the case with the humble plasma then screen burn is no longer such an issue, likewise with a Plasma TV.
     
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    i got some screen burn, had it on a demo all day at work and it was flciking on a DVD after a few hours burnt a little couple of lines oh well nuffin major sdtill looks fantastic and you can only see on whites
     
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    Sit back, relax , watch what you want to watch and dont worry. With normal tv gaming and movie viewing you really wont have any problems. :thumbsup:
     

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