Re: PLASMA and Burn -In
- From: "FDR" <_remove_spam_block_rzitka@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 06:02:01 GMT
"afiggatt" <afiggatt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> BillJ wrote:
>> In article <vrydncIZeMe3BKneRVn-tQ@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, afiggatt says...
>>> For this severe an application, plasma will burn-in. Panasonic
>>>claims for their recent generations of plasmas to have the same degree
>>>of resistance to burn-in as a direct view CRT. For the typical consumer
>>>who watches different TV channels and DVDs, burn-in is not a concern.
>>>But 12 hours a day of CNBC with the scrolling bars at the bottom of the
>>>screen will burn-in a CRT or plasma, probably within a few weeks or
>> I've run CNBC several hours a day on a direct view CRT for five years
>> any sign of burn-in. I also run an RPTV a few hours each day on CNBC and
>> news channels with crawlers at the bottom without problems. I think the
>> would have to be grossly mis-adjusted to get burn-in from these channels.
>> Remember, the ticker tape and news tickers are constantly moving. The
>> concern might be the bands of color, which are constant. Early plasma's
>> extremely sensitive to burn-in but that is improving according to the
> There is a big difference between several hours a day and 12 hours a day,
> five or more days a week. I agree, plasmas are not nearly as sensitive to
> burn-in as some claim. But in a heavy use application, the color bands
> will eventually burn-in. A CRT will sure as heck will eventually burn-in
> if you have unchanging parts of the screen.
> I have a Panasonic plasma (TH-42PHD7UY) and am very satisfied with it.
> Superb picture quality for DVD and HD. Not even a hint of burn-in even
> with pillarboxed SD for long stretches. But I wouldn't use it to
> exclusively view CNBC all day long.
> Alan F
I've had a Panasonic Plasma 42 inch for about 7 months now and don't watch
too much tv, but I've noticed a slight burn-in from leaving the side bands
black during non-letterbox programming. The side bands have a slight blue
tint as compared to the SD box which is slightly pink. I'm kind of bummed
about it. I have just set the sidebands to grey and will see if I can just
have some black screen SD content on with the grey sidebands to reverse or
reduce the effect. Overall I'm bummed about it.
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