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HR20 Screen Saver???


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#1 OFFLINE   Mike P

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:04 PM

It seems like the HR20's default screen saver turns on, if I have my HR20 paused for at least 2 - 3 minutes (to prevent screen burn on plasmas).

My question is: Is there anyway to maually turn on the screen saver so that I don't have to wait those 2-3 minutes. Because, I like being able to pause my show that I'm watching & go to the bathroom or change our baby's diaper., etc.

Please advise..... Thanks! :)


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#2 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:16 PM

no there is not
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#3 OFFLINE   Mike P

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:31 PM

Earl: Thanks for the info. Oh well. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Dual Buffers though. Thanks again!


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#4 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:36 PM

You really shouldn't have any burn-in risk, even with a 2-3 minute still video image. Just be sure your brightness/contrast settings are not outrageous.
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#5 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:40 PM

Also on your plasma, make sure you have your anti-burn features turned on.
On my Pioneer they call it orbit mode (different makers have different names).

It also has a 2nd option, that if it detects a static image for more then 5 minutes, it dims down the power on the screen.

Burn-in is difficult on a plasma (I have had an image up there that was 95% static, for over 6 hours....). I ended up with image rentention (which is different from burn-in, even though it works the same) 10 minutes on a regular broadcast, no problems.

I have had the TV now, about 3.5 years... and no problems.
Video Games, TiVo, HR20, and a now 5.5 year old... no burn in.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:57 AM

Also on your plasma, make sure you have your anti-burn features turned on.
On my Pioneer they call it orbit mode (different makers have different names).

It also has a 2nd option, that if it detects a static image for more then 5 minutes, it dims down the power on the screen.

Burn-in is difficult on a plasma (I have had an image up there that was 95% static, for over 6 hours....). I ended up with image rentention (which is different from burn-in, even though it works the same) 10 minutes on a regular broadcast, no problems.

I have had the TV now, about 3.5 years... and no problems.
Video Games, TiVo, HR20, and a now 5.5 year old... no burn in.

I wouldn't say burn-in is that difficult. At work, they replaced cardboard posters with "plasma posters" within the last year and they have horrible burn-in. It makes my cringe every time I walk by them and think about how much we paid for them. Of course they could have had one static image on their for a long time for all I now. They never show video, just static images that are announcements and they rotate, but maybe there was only 1 announcement, so that caused the burn-in. Obviously this is very different from how a user would watch tv at home though.
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