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General maintenance of rear Projection televisions

We purchased a TV from a friend, and it works well.  There are a couple dark areas along the bottom, and I think I saw spider webs once.  We take things apart frequently, but I wanted to ask an expert about what we should do with this "new to us" TV.

Is it worth having someone "go over it"? We were also told by a friend that theway we watch it is "Normal" mode would burn in the bars on the left and right. Is burn in a concern? We haven't upgraded our receiver to HD yet.

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Re: general maintenance of rear Projection televisions

Can't help you about taking the thing apart, but I know people have in order to clean the cobwebs out.

As far as Normal mode, I've heard that you can get reverse-burn in. What can happen is that since you never use the left and right sections of the TV, these portions will appear brighter than the center portion over time. To avoid this, you should just bite the bullet and watch it in SmoothWide mode (Mode 1 I believe?). Yes, sometimes people look "stretchy" but you get over it real fast.

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