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Best Pillar Box Color to Avoid Burn in?

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#26 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 02:21 PM

Didn't the screensaver kick in? :confused:

Exactly.... unless something else was sending an IR/RF signal to the box... the screen saver should have kicked in less then 5 minutes when the box is paused.

And even then... a lot of newer TV's have a "saftey" power down feature, if it detects a static image for more then set period of time (my TV is 10 minutes, and it will power down)
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#27 OFFLINE   rynberg



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Posted 09 August 2007 - 02:30 PM

As the above posters said:

1) a static screen for a few hours shouldn't do anything, hell I've left video games paused on my CRT computer monitor for many hours before with no ill effects

2) what device would pause for hours without a screensaver popping up?

In any case, a properly adjusted CRT shouldn't really be susceptible to burn in. All this takes is Avia or DVE, not even an expensive ISF calibration. I understand that not everyone knows about these types of things but I've always been a fan of self-education, especially when spending $3800 on a TV (which is what my 55" Mits cost 3 years ago).

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