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This'll make you chuckle.....

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Uzey, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Uzey

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    The guy I work with had a 'stag weekend' recently and the bloke who's house they all stayed round still lived with his parents, but they had gone away. The blokes dad had recently bought a Samsung plasma screen and after a lot of drinking and stuff, they all piled round his house to round off the night with a bit of porno on the big screen (quite a relevation if you've never experienced it!!)
    Anyway, they watched a few of the DVD's from his stash from his bedroom and all ended up falling asleep.
    Upon waking up around noon the next day somebody noticed that the DVD had gone back to it's menu.
    Now, whenever anyone is watching the screen and picture conditions permit, you can make out 'Anal Pool Party' and a picture of a bird's arse burnt into the screen.
    The poor bloke has apparently got to buy his dad a new screen.
    Should've bought a Panasonic!! :hiya:
     
  2. Tony8377

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    Excellent - The best example of screen burn I've heard. This should be made a sticky thread as a warning to everyone else :rotfl: You can imagine his dad bringing this up at every family get together for the next 50 years. :suicide:
     
  3. Neil-d

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    If it were true.

    A local shop has a pretty old Samsung that has been running a demo loop for over two years at full burn, 13 hrs a day, 363 days a year. The demo loop has some repetitive titles on it. No visible burn. Even though I'm not endorsing Samsung there's almost no possible way it burnt in like that in 6 or 7 hours. The text burn in you describe would not be readily visible on the set anyway, it would only be noticeable on a nearly full grey or white screen.

    Makes a good story, and I'm sure the LCD & DLP salesmen will use it often.
     
  4. AV Junky

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    If I read this correctly, then we are not talking about a continuous demo loop, where graphics are shown repetitively for however-many seconds on a repeating cycle. The case described here is a single, high contrast image being displayed continuously over a period of several hours. Prime phosphor-burning material.
     
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    If it is true, what would happen to blue band at the bottom of screen when it is used as windows PC monitor? Will there be permanent burn saying "Start" ???

    If it happens only with hours burn, how can it claim 'can be used as PC monitor"?
     
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    What do you think "SCREEN SAVERS" were invented for???????? not to amuse work colleagues or family members but to prevent screen burn (IT CAN HAPPEN TO A CRT as well you know)..................................
     
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    CRT screen burn is a thing of the past,

    now days you would have to leave a picture on for days to cause this
    my screen is always on with no screen saver and its 4 years old.

    I would hope a plasma would not burn in 6 hours.

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  8. Uzey

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    I might try and go round this guy's house to see if I can see the burn. Yes, I do find this story funny but I am also concerned about the time involved to burn the screen. I know Samsung's screens aren't brilliant, but they certainly aren't crap!
     
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    come on dont be daft this story is complete fantasy
     
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    "LG-Phillips LCD" which is joint venture of LG and Phillips, used to supply LCD panel to Sony. Now Samsung took the place as new supplier.

    Also Samsung is No 1 this year in plasma panel production.
    If panasonic plasma has better picture than Samsung, it's due to software algorithm not plasma glass panel.

    Prejudice and brand name plays big part in determining market price.
    Whether you pay big premium for some extra quality or satisfaction is your choice.
    How big the difference of quality is is arguable. Many people who bought LG RZ42PX11 seem very happy in this forum. But some people who don't own it will easily dismiss it saying "LG is crap"

    Myself is comparing LG RZ42PX11 at around 1,500 and Panasonic viera 42PE30 at around 2,400 but finding it difficult to justify extra 900 pounds after demoing both.
     
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    ....and lots of other educated people will demo it in depth, give it a fair go and then dismiss it because it doesn't cut the mustard... :rolleyes:

    Samsung produce a lot of panels, sure, but quantity doesn't replace quality.
     
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    Christ! I'll go and look at the panel myself to see if this story is true. My workmate who told me this is not a serial lyer but he does like to make people laugh. The premise of the story alone makes me laugh!! I wonder if they'll lend me the DVD!?!?
     
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    This is likely an extreme case, but I was at the local bestbuy today here in canada, and i saw a lovely sony 42" plasma (didnt check the exact model) that was suffering from quite severe burn-in.

    They use a couple movies as samples, you could distinctly make out Robocop, and some text from something else as well.

    Admittedly a drastic case, as once the movie ends, it can sit at the menu screen for several hours i guess. Over time it has burned it quite permanently.

    Obviously it the screen hasnt been treated well, and who knows if it was broken in properly, but I did see it with my own eyes.

    It really concerned me till I read some of the info on this forum, so i dont think it will keep me from buying a plasma, but I took it as a lesson to keep in mind.
     
  14. Koing

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    Who cares if his screen has burn int?

    The real question is WILL he lend you the dvd?! :p

    Funny story and it made me laugh indeed :D

    Koing
     

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