Video games burning plasma/RPs


Standard Member
Hi all,
I've been pulling my hair out for weeks trying to decide on which TV to get (presently have an 8 year old Sony 28" widescreen)

For RP it would be possibly the Tosh 42WH18
If I could scrape the money together I would go for the 42" Panasonic plasma.

I was hoping to maybe get the RP TV for £1300 and keep it for a couple of years when plasmas are at a sensible price.

The thing that worries me is screen burn from computer games. If RPs are still very susceptable to video game screen burn then I may have to forget about RP.
I'm not sure if Plasmas have the same problem with video games???

If both of these options are no good then I may get the Toshiba 36ZT29 CRT ( I can make use of the component and progressive scan).

Any recommendations/advice would be great.



Prominent Member
I've had a Tosh RPTV for almost two years now on which I've used a PS2 (which was used almost 8 hours a day for about 4 weeks when my son broke his leg and couldn't leave the house) and an X-BOX and have no problems with screen burn at all.

The thing to watch out for is the Contrast - most of the Tosh's seem to come with the contrast set to 100, mines now set at 47.




Standard Member
Thanks alot Johndon.

With the contrast set to that level can you only use it in a dark room/curtains shut etc?

I've seen a friends Toshiba 50" in action and that was fine at fairly wide angles in daylight. Don't know what the contrast is set to.


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