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

Pete Buelow pete at putzin.net
Sun Jul 17 00:46:37 EDT 2005

Greg wrote:

>>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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I didn't want to come off sounding like "D'uh, don't be an idiot, turn 
off your tv!", so I added the disclaimer. You're right, just turn off 
the TV and save the juice.

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