[mythtv-users] Getting a Plasma, Scared of Burn-In

Greg greg.d at cwgsy.net
Fri Jul 15 16:55:52 EDT 2005

> >
> Interesting point, and since I'm always in the mood to buy a 
> new TV, this is something to reconsider. Anyway, what I do 
> now is treat it like a TV. I don't leave it on all the time. 
> Granted, this is a bit of an a****le statement, but the 
> reality is that my TV is kinda an electricity hog, so I turn 
> it off when I'm not using it. Also, if you always leave it in 
> TV playback mode, even if you leave it on for hours, you 
> don't run all that great a risk for burn in. The big scare is 
> if you switch to the menu and fall asleep. Anyway, based on 
> previous issues with TV burn in (I have an RP, and had a past 
> RP burn nice yellow bars on the side cause my roomate would 
> fall asleep watching TV in normal 4:3 mode), it's just a 
> matter of being judicious with the time you use it. Smart 
> outweighs any program options.
> That said, what's the expected time for burn in to occur? Are 
> we talking minutes, hours, days, weeks? My RP started showing 
> the yellow lines about 500 hours into using it (or roughly a 
> year), but will this happen much faster with the plasma?

I don't think this is an a****le statement at all, if your not using it,
turn it off. Simple, no burnin, greener and cut down on your lecy bill as
well :)


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