HDTV sets - images can be burned into TV screen?

Feb 17, 2015 7:33PM PST

I was reading an owner's manual online for an LG 32" LED HDTV set I'm thinking about buying and it stated do not leave the TV on a channel for too long; more than 2 hours to avoid an image being burned into the TV's screen.

Does that mean if I'm watching The Weather Channel for more than 2 hours or any other channel the screen on the HDTV set can have an image burned into the screen? During bad weather threatening my area I have watched The Weather Channel for more than 2 hours a day straight.

Big Steve

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Remember you have asked a frequently asked question.
Feb 19, 2015 12:16AM PST

As such you may or may not accept the thousands of prior answers on this one.

-> Here's my thought on this. Since we live in a litigious world, the makers must protect themselves to the point of absurdity.

It's up to you to figure out what's what and what you accept as truth.

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Image burned into tv screen
Nov 1, 2016 5:28AM PDT

Yes, it is possible. I had my cable box set to open on The Weather Network channel, and this morning I could clearly see the marks (logo, location and other info) burned on the left side of the screen. I turned off the box, and the marks are still there. Now I set the box to turn on to a different channel, but I guess is too late... Maybe it's time for a new tv. My Phillips is just 3 years old...

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