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Burn In and CRT Sets

01-22-2005, 12:04 AM
:confused: Does anyone know how much of a problem burn in is with CRT sets? How long does it take to get burn in? Most programming is still in 4:3, and I prefer seeing the natural signal with black sidebars on my 16:9 set rather than zooming or stretching, but I worry about burn in. Does it help to use gray bars instead of black?

01-22-2005, 12:41 AM
It does help if you use gray bars rather than black, but I am pretty sure that you do not need to worry much about burn-in on CRT's. I'm no expert about it but CRT's are the one of the least likely type of display to have burn-in and I would think you would need to leave your TV on many many hours on the same station, with non translucent and non moving tags like the stations name or whatnot to have any type of burn-in, and even with that I doubt anything like that would happen. The higher the brightness/contrast is on your TV the more likely burn-in will occur though and stretching the image does really help make sure nothing like that happens.

Others here can tell you much better info about it than myself though.