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Question about Burn-in...

Freedan
10-12-2004, 06:01 PM
I just got a 30" Sony Widescreen HDTV (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-W7h4BXYZwWf/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=16&g=154450&I=158KV30HS4&o=p&a=0&cc=01&avf=N&search=) for gaming purposes, and I was wondering what the chances of actually getting burn-in are? I ask because I currently have my brightness set below 50%, and my Picture/Contrast set at about 60%, and most of my games are too dark to really enjoy, I keep wanting to turn the brightness/picture up, but I am afraid of ruining my brand new television.

Would turning those settings up be risky? Any other suggestions? Thanks.

Grey Fox
10-12-2004, 06:56 PM
Just do not pause you game for hours at end. I have yet to figure out why people do that. Just turn off the set if your going to be away for a while.
I have a Sony 34HS420 and I use the different viewing modes. Vivid and Standard I use for gaming. Just tweak your viewing settings for a great picture without too much brightness.

{EDIT} By the way this is the rear projection section. This really belongs in Direct view since your set is CRT..picture tube.

maximus
10-12-2004, 07:07 PM
It's very hard to judge without seeing how bright the display is but in my opinion you should not sacrifice enjoyment. I just suggested at or near halfway as a general practice.
Turn up your settings until you can enjoy the picture and give us the numbers again :)

Symbios
10-14-2004, 02:08 PM
With the screen technology these days, the chances of burn-in occurring are pretty rare. You’d have to have it sitting there with the same image for about 6-8 hours before something would happen.

But I think it would be safe to crank the brightness/contrast up a little, I mean having it set that low can’t be good for your eyes… or can it? lol
I'd set them to 55% and 70% or somthing in that area if it was me.

maximus
11-15-2004, 08:55 AM
Brightness/black level and Contrast/white level settings interact with each other; Eg. adjusting brightness will affect contrast and vice-versa. It is your TVs white level (contrast, picture) that you have to be careful with, going over 75% with this setting not only increases chances of burn-in (uneven phosphor wear) but also reduces the lifespan of your CRT display.

PSzalapski
11-15-2004, 12:22 PM
It is your TVs white level (contrast, picture) that you have to be careful with, going over 75% with this setting not only increases chances of burn-in (uneven phosphor wear) but also reduces the lifespan of your CRT display.

I haven't heard that before. Do you know of some other sources to corroborate this? It interests me. Thanks,

P-Sz

denyart
11-16-2004, 09:18 AM
I agree mostly with what Maximus is saying. It agrees with much of what I have ever read or seen. ;)

rbinck
11-16-2004, 10:30 AM
While it does not corroborate the exact number, the following article does cover the burn in situation in layman terms.


http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ISSUES/what_sets_avail.html