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LCD T.V. burn-in question.

I just purchased a 32" lcd t.v.
It's an LG model number 32LB9D.

I just my called my lcd t.v. manufacturers and asked them if watchingcertain shows in 4:3 ratio (the ones with black or grey borders on theright and left side of the screen) can cause image-burn of theso-called borders.

They told me it can in the long term.

Someshows are filmed that way and if you stretch them to 16:9 they lookawful.The other day when i spoke to them they told me if the bordersare "grey" and not "black"...then that means that part of the t.v. isstill active and won't cause burn in.

But today it's a different story.Do any of these people know what they are talking about?.What is the truth?.

I also play the xbox 360 on mine.I know you shouldn't leave still images on there for too long,so i always turn off the t.v. if i have to pause the game for a long period.

How long would you have to leave an image on there before it burns in?.Do lcd t.v.'s suffer from the burn in effect?.
Can watching 4:3 shows on a wide screen t.v. eventually burn in the borders on the left and right side of the screen?.

And is there a dvd you can get that you play through your lcd t.v. that white washes the screen to clear in possible image burn issues?.Like a maintenance dvd.

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  • auteur17 Jun 26, 2008

    My Samsung Ln-T4061 has the same issue and I've only had it for 3 months. There are faint black lines that appear in 16:9 viewing and Samsung is telling me that burn-in actually DOES occur in LCD's, despite all technology reports saying they don't.



    I wouldn't consider viewing times extreme (since there is frequent channel changes, aspect ratio views and down time) so if this is something not covered by warranties, what's the best way to fix this?



    Any help would be appreciated!

  • sean_64 Jul 29, 2008

    I have that exact problem with my LCD tv. When i used to use my computer with it i would always go into the 4:3 aspect ratio and then one day when i was in 16:9 ratio i saw a feint black line down the left side of my tv exactly where the edge of the 4:3 ratio line. So im pretty sure that it does cause burn in.
    Im trying everything to get rid of this damn line as its annoying me know i have noticed it! At the minute im using the JscreenFix which flashes different coloured pixels and might get rid of the burn, but still no luck :(
    Please help us, we need a solution!
    Bye
    Sean


  • jjoelg9 Nov 07, 2008

    i have the same problem, I just bought my lcd tv set a few months ago and I paid alot of money for it. I had it set on 4.3 ratio and now I have these burned out image on the left and right side of the screen.my tv was still under warranty no where in the manual does it say not to set my setting on my lcd at 4.3 b/c it could caused a image burn. in fact why would they have this feather on there if its going to cause an image burn. I want to start a class action lawsuit against the manufactors of lcd tv for not disclosing this information regarding the image burn in there manuals. Maybe if we fight together we can get them to replace each set. please email me your problems with your lcd and lets go after these corporations. you can email me at jjoelg0@hotmail.com. my name is joe. thanks. they might not listen to one person, but if we can get thousands in thhis class action suit, maybe we can make a difference.

  • 07Redr6 Dec 07, 2008

    I just started noticing this as well... I watch HD channels all the time. But some of them, like the disney channel, are in full screen HD. This means those black side bars are on the sides for a long time when watching that channel. Now I am noticing that that area is slightly darker. like you can faintly see the side bar.

  • train723 Dec 22, 2008

    i bought a lcd lnt4061 samsung 10 months ago and know have gray lines running down both sides where the black bars normally are in normal viewing. when i watch hd you see the lines. samsung will offer no help saying this is not covered under warranty. i don't display any still images and watch 80% of programs in hd. any info on this problem?

  • warduke Jan 16, 2009

    This is totally unacceptable. I paid over $1200 for my LCD tv and I have "Image Retention" where the black bars on the sides and top and bottom usually are. I can see them when watching Hi-Def content and they are very prominant when the background turns a light to grey color. The manufacterer claims that LCD retention is reversible by leaving a BLANK WHITE SCREEN on my tv set for 24 hours. it helped a little bit but the bars and lines are still noticeable. This LCD and Plasma stuff is a scam. Dont throw your money away. Im going to buy a digital Projecter. I have had it with these scum companies hot taking responsibility for their design flaws.

  • khryztophfer Feb 03, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 42" LCD TV. I always watch HD programming and Blu-ray movies, but occassionally some of the old BBC shows I watch on DVD are in full-screen and have the black bars on the sides - also my cable provider's guide is 4:3 full-screen and has black bars as well. I've had my TV for almost 18 months, and within the last few weeks I've started to notice a faint vertical line on the left side, and another one (although much less noticeable), in the exact same spot on the right side. I have concluded that this must be some form of image persistance, although I thought LCDs were immune from that problem. I guess I was wrong. I'm glad to have read that the image will fade over time, but in the mean time it's very annoying when watching HD programming. It's not noticeable all of the time, but when the image is darker - like a grey, or neutral colour, and especially if the image is panning across the screen, that's when the line becomes the most noticeable and the most bothersome.

    I feel completely pissed off, because I didn't know this could happen to an LCD TV, and because I bought my TV on a payment plan and haven't even finished paying for it, and already I feel like it's ruined! Ughhhh....

    Right now I'm trying the wash-out thingy with the all-white screen. I'm going to leave it on all-while for 24 hours to see if that helps. I've also increased the brightness, backlight, and contrast to 100 during this process.

  • Bob N Weaver Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same problem on my ViewSonic tv. I normally watch 4:3 content, but when I watch full-screen, two vertical lines appear. In my case, the left "bar" is a bit brighter than the center and the right "bar" is noticeably darker. I've had the tv for a couple years, and the problem is getting worse.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem on my regza 42hl167. i've had it for almost 2 years now. and i do watch 4:3 in a regular basis coz of cable. i'm just annoyed that this s**t happens. oh well, from what i'm reading here it's not permanent.

  • gruvmyster01 Apr 01, 2009

    I have the same problem!! I have a 32" LCD Westinghouse t.v. that I've had for a little over 2 years now and when I watch shows in 4:3 aspect ratio sometimes I see that border remain but I have noticed them lines go away. I also have a playstation and when I play games I notice sometimes that I'll see residual markings also but none have ever been permanent thankfully.

  • elrojo Apr 09, 2009

    I have a Polaroid 37" with the ubiquitus panels on either side of the main screen. On the right side panel is a transparent shadow that starts about 3" up from the bottom of the delinated line and gradually moves up the side screen 'til it covers about 2/3 of the side panel. It is annoying, but does not block the screen. I called Polaroid help line, and got the answer: "The LCD panel back light is burnt out [TV is less than 2 years old], and that the side screens are different part of the TV, and not a part of the 'regular' screen in the center. You will have to replace the panel!"

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    My 27" Viewsonic has this same issue with border burn-in, and after leaving it overnight with a static image there is now text and image burn-in to boot. I've not been able to remedy any of it, and I am quite upset.

    I wonder, though, if the issue is poor-quality TVs? Look at the brands mentioned here: Viewsonic, Polaroid, Westinghouse... no Samsung, Sony, Panasonic. Has anyone with a "major brand" TV had this problem?

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I can assure you that LCD burn in CAN and DOES happen! My frequently-viewed Futures Trading software has left a ghostly image of the toolbars, menus, and window borders on my ViewSonic 36" LCD flat-screen.

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I can assure you that burn-in is not a problem with lcd's. You may have some dead pixels if you're noticing lines but burn in will not occur when the light source and the actual display(the crystal panel) are seperate units. Manufacturers tell you this so you have to buy another tv or spend money to get the panel fixed/replaced.

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It depends on if the TV is phosphorus based. If it is, you will have permanent burn in. If it isn't, then it will go away after awhile. One way to help it go away is to display a prolonged grey screen.

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Same problem here with a 42" veiwsonic LCD 

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Got a samsung 47" almost 1 year now. Gots burn in on the left and right side. shows up on the widescreen movies and programs. I don't see how this is ever going away. I am starting to watch everything in zoom 1 setting. chops of the the bottom and top of some programs

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Try PixelTuneup. It is the only portable hardware for solving this issue and works by producing a special video signal that eliminates the problem within minutes. Due to the way it works it makes the colors and contrast better.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

It isnt burn in. It is called pixel persistence. I have the issue but it usually goes away after a while.

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