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Old 12-31-02, 05:05 PM
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Preventive screen burn on rear projection.


I just got an X Box console and I'm hearing a lot about screen burn with video games on rear projection TV's.

I got a 4:3 Toshiba 60 in. rear projector with two HD outputs. The TV allows me to adjust the screen brightness,picture, and color in seperate modes (TV, CABLE, HD1, HD2 etc).

Was planning on setting the X Box on HD 2 and reducing brightness.

Is this a good Idea, or will it not make any difference?
Do you have a better solution?
Am I panicing for no reason?

Would be greatful for any input.

Old 12-31-02, 05:22 PM
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Turn the contrast on your RPTV way down. If you're using it in a well lighted room it's up too high.
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Much like Jordan, you can't stop it ... you can only hope to contain it. Turn your contrast (I think that's the same as your "Picture") down, and avoid leaving static images on the screen for prolonged periods of time, and you'll significantly increase the life of your screen. The phosphors on your screen are going to "burn-in" no matter what you do ... the only thing you can really do is slow down the process and try your best to keep it from burning in an uneven (and unsightly) pattern. Low contrast and varied picture content will hopefully extend the life of the screen longer than your projected own time.

Good luck.

Oh, Avia's Home Theater Guide DVD will help you find good levels for your RPTV.


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