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Old 02-17-05, 12:59 AM
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any easy way to get rid of burn in?

my big screen has minor burn in, where you can see a big streak from the dvd menu of my player, but its not terrible.
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Old 02-17-05, 05:05 AM
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What is your contrast set at? If it's in torch mode use a calibration disc to set it to proper levels ASAP. If the burn in isn't too severe, setting contrast to the correct level and avoiding what caused it to begin with it will allow it to fade over time.
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What is your contrast set at? If it's in torch mode.
torch mode.. I'll always refer to it that way from now on!

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one way is to leave your TV on Snow for 24 hours, some people report that that does in fact fix it
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one way is to leave your TV on Snow for 24 hours, some people report that that does in fact fix it
Interesting, now that I think about that... it probably would work.
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If you are going to get burn-in, how do you get it from your DVD player's menu?!?!? How many hours are you leaving your menu up for? And more likely the culprit, how high is your contrast level on your set?

I too have heard the snow works in some cases. Since yours is light, it may.
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Old 02-19-05, 08:39 PM
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is it true that the black bars on the screen can cause burn in?
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Old 02-19-05, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by SaigonaZn69
is it true that the black bars on the screen can cause burn in?
It's actually the other way around. The area where the black bars are is the area that doesn't burn in. However since the lighted area can burn in you could see a difference between the two areas.

If you have your screen's contrast properly adjusted you are very unlikely to get burn in. And if you also vary viewing material so the same thing isn't always at the same place (black bars, station logos, tickertape, etc.) you will probably never get it.
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Old 02-22-05, 03:12 AM
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I know my TV (Sony KP-57WS520) and other similar previous models have anti burn-in functions which very slightly shift the picture regularly and really unnoticably. The black bars on 2:35 movies will gradually change slightly during movies in thickness (bottom becomes bigger or smaller as the top changes). Also, this can be seen on the Avia overscan pattern. The overscan will vary by a couple of percent or so on any side at any given time.

I'm sure 99.9% of people who own the set don't even realize shifting is happening. It's by no means distracting when watching a movie.

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Originally Posted by DavidH
If you are going to get burn-in, how do you get it from your DVD player's menu?!?!? How many hours are you leaving your menu up for? And more likely the culprit, how high is your contrast level on your set?

I too have heard the snow works in some cases. Since yours is light, it may.
idiot me sometimes falls asleep with the tv on and some dvds when they are done, turn themselves off and go to the generic dvd menu.
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If you think there is a possibility of falling asleep then turn on the TV's sleep timer for the length of the movie. If you nob off before it ends it will turn off the TV when the disc ends. If you stay awake for the duration just turn off the timer when you're done.
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one way is to leave your TV on Snow for 24 hours, some people report that that does in fact fix it
Yeah, but who the hell could watch it for that long and not go crazy....

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hahah.... 24 hours of 'Informer, lick your boom boom down" cause REL77 to something something..... "Go Crazy?".... Dont mind if I do!!!!
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