Jun 21 2003, 09:55 AM
i recently got a rear projection tv the guy in the shop said that you can play games consoles on them no problems .but in the manual it says that still image for 15 mins or more will damage the tubes.and states that games consoles cannot be used is this true for the xbox too.also if any one knows are channel logos such as sky one and mtv still images capable of damaging the tv .hell in the manual it says that the test card screens can damage the god dam thing any one know any thing about this thanks guys
Jun 21 2003, 10:14 AM
Static images can definitely burn themselves into the tubes if they are left sitting for too long but you have to think how many games do oyu play that have something sitting in one spot for that long other than the life meters etc. It would be no different then watching a football game and the score sitting the bottom corner of the screen for 3 hours. I am sure that you will be fine. They put those warning in the manual so that people don't leave their tv on with a static image on it.
Jun 21 2003, 03:06 PM
A.I., alot of the warning comes from the old 8bit systems from the past, that for the most part uses stationary backgrounds. Iknow because i wasted two tv's. Boy was my dad pissed
Jun 21 2003, 03:13 PM
I have a rear projection 43" HDTV Hitachi and have never had any burn in problems. My game sessions only last for maybe 2-3 hours at most. You do not have to worry about burn in if you are playing a game that has intervals where your life bars and others things go away for a little bit. The best advice to avoid burn in is to change the channel or turn off the tv at least once every 1 or 2 hours. The small tv station logos at the corner of the screen can be just as bad or worse.
Remember that if you get burn in you are probably going to need to replace all three of the rear projector tubes. This for my tv would cast around $400 each.
Also certain tv's burn in faster then others depending on the materials used. And never use a plasma tv for games. They are notorious for burn in.
Jun 21 2003, 04:31 PM
My tv has a 3 year garonte (please excuse my spelling) would burn in be covered by it and what does burn in look like. will their be a life bar shape burned into the screen or will the intire screen look red and hazy
any one know thanks peeps
Jun 21 2003, 05:41 PM
Actualy, I never knew anything about still images being burnt. But I did notice that a station logo is visible when the TV is on but no channel is selected (blue background). I'ts defenatly not visible when watching TV / playing Xbox so I dont worry about it. I've left Halo working by mistake for hours and nothing ever happend. I have a 43" Toshiba, and I don't feel like going down 50 stairs to check the model, so forget about it...
Jun 21 2003, 06:46 PM
I have a 61 inch sony rear projection tv. One day I accidently left halo ON PAUSE for 8 hours straight. I got home thinking i just fuxed up the tv but it was perfectly fine. Dont believe the shit they say about burn in its all bs.
Jun 21 2003, 11:47 PM
well i surpose this thing is is like smoking one guy smokes every day of his 90 year life and is just fine another guy smokes for a few years and dies at 30 s#%T HAPPENS YES I AM WASTED ITS THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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