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i was reading the manual of my new Samsung LN46C630 (my first HDTV), and it says not to watch too much of standard definition tv that has black bars around the edges because it could cause burn in.

now im scared.

how real is this threat when it comes to LCD TV's? can computer LCD monitors also get burned in?
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Originally Posted by Buka The Earthworm;13413792 
i was reading the manual of my new Samsung LN46C630 (my first HDTV), and it says not to watch too much of standard definition tv that has black bars around the edges because it could cause burn in.

now im scared.

how real is this threat when it comes to LCD TV's? can computer LCD monitors also get burned in?

Yes
It can happen. Takes MONTHS but it does happen.

In a funny note some bodys friend thought it would be funny if they returned from a 3 week vacation to see a image from a porno on their television.

So when the couple came back they thought i was funny untill they tried changing the channel. Even thought you could see the tv you have almost a outline of some white chick blowing a black guy with a huge tool of the trade (wink)... Yea it was funny.. REALLY REALLY funny LOL
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AFAIK its rare to happen on a LCD and when/if it does happen its refered to as Image Persistence and there is a good chance you can get rid of it
     
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The other day I fell asleep playing video games and woke up the next morning to a screen that probably hadn't changed for 6 hours or so. I was afraid there would be some burn in but so far I can't see anything. I have a LG LCD tv.

Sometimes after playing a long race in gran turismo where the images like the gauges at the bottom of the screen don't move at all I notice a little short term image burn in but it is gone after about 2 or 3 minutes. But when the black loading screen first comes on you can see a faint outline of the gauges right after the race.
    
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Originally Posted by Epitope;13413876 
The other day I fell asleep playing video games and woke up the next morning to a screen that probably hadn't changed for 6 hours or so. I was afraid there would be some burn in but so far I can't see anything. I have a LG LCD tv.

Sometimes after playing a long race in gran turismo where the images like the gauges at the bottom of the screen don't move at all I notice a little short term image burn in but it is gone after about 2 or 3 minutes. But when the black loading screen first comes on you can see a faint outline of the gauges right after the race.

On a LCD? Hmm I expect that from my plasma yet it has never happened once:thinking: When I did have a lcd though the screen never once burned in even though my dad sometimes let's the picture sit for a couple hours.
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I know it can happen to the Plasma TVs. I've never heard of a LCD TV having that occur. o.O
     
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6;13413911 
On a LCD? Hmm I expect that from my plasma yet it has never happened once:thinking: When I did have a lcd though the screen never once burned in even though my dad sometimes let's the picture sit for a couple hours.

It's very short term. It is noticeable for about 30 seconds but within 2 minutes it is gone completely. It seems most noticeable if you have something like the white gauges on the screen for 30 min or more and then go immediately to a black screen.
    
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I think it can happen to LCDs as well, at least laptop LCDs. I was transferring some pics and music from a co-worker's aging dell laptop, and you could definitely see the burn-in where the dial-up connection window sits.

Yup. I said dial-up. It was an ancient laptop...with XP on it...lol
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post #9 of 13
ha i hated dial up. satellite still is not much tho.
hmm i never noticed image burn in on my screens.
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Image burn in is a non-issue for regular everyday use.
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