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Old 09-07-06, 03:50 PM
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Solution to Burn-in?

I got this information from a Best Buy employee, but in all other matters, he actually seemed to know what he was talking about. But this one thing he said made me extremely skeptical.

I asked about the potential for burn-in on plasma TVs, and he said he recently took part in a demonstration that solved the problem of burn-in. He said a tech guy asked Best Buy employees to burn in a plasma TV over a period of a few weeks, for the purpose of a test. So the employees left a TV on with a game logo for hundreds of hours, and that image was seriously burned in.

So the tech guy came to the store and ran just a plain, bright-white image on the TV for a few hours, and the burn-in disappeared. He said he witnessed this with his own eyes.

Tell me how full of shit this guy is. Or not.
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Old 09-07-06, 03:58 PM
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I really have no idea if that would work or not, but it sounds cool.

Only a few hours to fix serious burn-in though?
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Old 09-07-06, 04:18 PM
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I *think* what this does is actually burn in the rest of the screen pixels, which can't be a good thing in the long run.
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Probably burned-in the guy's eyes while he was standing there staring at a bright screen. Who knows what the TV looks like.
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Old 09-07-06, 05:41 PM
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That is the general (attempted) cure for burn-in.

It does probably take some life off the screen, especially if the white is in torch mode, but in this case a couple hours doesn't sound so bad if it works for plasma.
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Old 09-07-06, 06:49 PM
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Besides, these days, you have to want to burn in your plasma for you to do so.
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Old 09-07-06, 09:07 PM
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what about keeping on channel fuzz/static (ie, a channel that doesn't exist)..does that work??
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Old 09-09-06, 10:36 AM
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That doesn't seem to even make sense. You'd the think if they burned in the rest of the picture to make it even the part that was already burned in would continue to get worse to, which would mean it should never be equal. At least that's how it is with a CRT.
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Old 09-09-06, 10:47 AM
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Plasma tech has modified the phosphor usage somehow to make burn-in less of a problem. I forget exactly how, but I had heard that this kind of thing was possible with recent TVs. Not unlike the cure for image retention on an LCD.
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