Question about Televison & Video
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.
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.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
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.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
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.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
Same problem here with a 42" veiwsonic LCD
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
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
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
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.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
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