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How do you tell if you have Screen Burn-in?

by Get_Shorty / October 9, 2007 1:17 AM PDT

Is it easy to tell if you have screen burn-in on a plasma TV? You shouldn't have to look hard to see it if there is right?

Would you be able to see it on the screen even when the TV is off?

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Yes...
by stuntman_mike / October 9, 2007 3:41 AM PDT

if you have burn-in on your set you would still see the image faintly even when the set is off.

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Oh good...
by Get_Shorty / October 10, 2007 3:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes...

every once in a while I'll inspect my TV to see if I see anything.

The only thing I see is if I have all the lights off (at night) and look I at my TV screen with the TV on an Input selection which has nothing on I think I can vaguely see like a foggy dark cloud on the middle lower half of my screen. But I don't see anything affecting the picture when I'm using it normally.

I've had my TV now for just over a month, I don't know if it's anything I should be worried about or if I'm just overreacting.

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burn in
by mightymike2 / October 14, 2007 2:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Oh good...

Hey, Get_Shorty.
I don't own a plasma, so I'm not writing this with a, "you can do this and it will be fixed" standpoint but I've read a few small things on how much better plasmas have become on the burn in issue. Doesn',t it take a pretty long time nowadays for a issue to arise? Also I remember reading something about, like a maintenance control that somehow revitalizes the phosphers(sp). Maybe I'm tripping here but I didn't think burn in was a real problem anymore.
mightymike

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Burn in
by DaveRichard / October 12, 2007 11:38 PM PDT

Burn in means you can see an image when no power is being applied to a display... and it is always the same image. The best example is a dumb computer display where you can see an image of the 'sign in' screen when the terminal is off (unpowered). It gets burned in when the terminal sits there for hours displaying only a sign-in screen.

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