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Plasma burnin?

by dejan2008 / December 3, 2008 5:41 AM PST

Thinking of getting Samsung PN50A550 50" Plasma TV, it's for basement so I like plasma price, viewing angles and not too worried about LCD brightness since it's bit dark there... Should I worry about plasma burnin if I ocasionally play Xbox 360 on it? Or should I be getting a 46" LCD isntead?

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burn in
by lukster5 / December 3, 2008 7:06 PM PST
In reply to: Plasma burnin?

if you get the plasma, there is a burn in protection mode in the user settings, this is a maintenance feature that keeps the screen clean, also set the pixel movement to 4, that ensures that anything stationary on the screen will shift 4 pixels over and back so the stationary object will never be in one place, the first 100 hours on a plasma is critical to always use these features, it was created to take care of burn in, I recommend getting a LCD, they are much better for gaming and then you don't have to worry about burn ion, the LCD are hard to burn in, unless you just keep a stationary screen all the time

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Thanks !
by dejan2008 / December 4, 2008 12:40 AM PST
In reply to: burn in

Good info thanks! One question is isn't LCD not so good with fast moving object/pictures (drag) in games and movies?

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A550
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 4, 2008 10:53 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks !

You noted that you were thinking of getting the A550, which is not a 120Hz panel which processes the source and output at a faster Hz.

One thing I might do is take your game station and a controller to the store and try it out on both panels and see which one you like better.

--HDTech

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