[mythtv-users] Getting a Plasma, Scared of Burn-In

Matt Grommes matt at mattorama.net
Thu Jul 14 18:16:07 EDT 2005


 From what I understand, burn-in really isn't an issue with new-ish 
plasma displays. Any more than with a CRT anyway. That was more of an 
issue with the first few generations of products.


Peter Santerre wrote:
> 
> I'm getting a good deal on a last-years-model Plasma TV (NEC 50" MX3) 
> and will be hooking it up to my Myth box.
> I'm very nervous about burn in, as this would be considered a very large 
> purchase on my current salary :)
> 
> What do other users of Myth do to prevent this issue, while still 
> keeping the WAF rating high?    I guess I imagine while watching DVD, 
> TV, etc the screen would not blank, but if it was idle on a menu for 30s 
> or so it would black it out.  Sort of like MythMusic does I guess.  
> After 30s of no activity it goes full screen with my choice of music 
> display.
> 
> I know that plasma TV's are getting better and better about not getting 
> burned, and maybe I'm being over paranoid, but like I said, this is a 
> big purchase, and ruining it would be a very sad day :)
> 
> 
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