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#32289 - 01/28/04 10:39 PM PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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After weeks of searching, I finally purchased what I thought was the perfect big screen TV today. Now I am having second thoughts and would like some other opinions. I tried and tried to talk myself into buying a rear projection but just couldn't do it. So finally I bit the bullet and bought 50" Sony Grand Wega LCD projection because I thought it had a fantastic picture. Just as I was about to leave the store, I was told that I should not hook up playstation to it because of screen burn and that the screen will scratch easily. This is a problem because I have a 7 yr old and I am terrified that I have made the wrong decision.

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#32290 - 01/28/04 11:09 PM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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I have heard the screen burn in problem many times before, but never actually have seen it. Then again, my only experience is with rear proejction CRT's. We had one at my house through my playstation days, played for hours on end, no problems. Same with my friends tv, he is constantly playing football, no problems.

Now I know know they warn about burn in w/ CRT's too....and my opinion is you have to leave something on for a LONG time before any problems happen. I dont know if an LCD is any more sensitive (i doubt it though, look at computer monitors that have desktops up w/ the same icons for hours on end)

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#32291 - 01/28/04 11:18 PM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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I hadn't thought of it that way but I guess it is the same technology as a computer screen. I just hate to think I spent so much money on something that was for us to enjoy together and then I'm gonna freak out if he comes within 10 feet of it.

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#32292 - 01/28/04 11:36 PM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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Don't worry about it. Just make sure he KNOWS not to leave a game paused with the TV on. Pause the game, turn the TV off. No problem!
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#32293 - 01/28/04 11:41 PM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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I guess with the right training. This set doesn't have the screen protector either. Does anyone know how fragile the screens are? I would prefer not to have it because of the glare.

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#32294 - 01/28/04 11:51 PM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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Registered: 01/16/04
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Actually, burn-in on screens is most often caused by a health bar or a some other static element usually in the corners or at the bottom. From what I know, all monitor types are susceptible to it. It is the phosphors or pixels that lose color or get "stuck" in that one color. From what I have read, DLP is the least likely to have issues with burn-in. Any good quality manufacturer has reduced the chances as much as possible for burn-in to happen. It is just the thing that register bisquits like to tell people as they walk out the door with their new purchase. I am sure your new Wega will be fine for many years of PS2 play, but if you were really worried, take it back and get the Samsung DLP rear-projection 50".

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#32295 - 01/28/04 11:53 PM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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Dang, I didn't think of that. You're right. I've never seen it happen on an LCD display, and I don't see how LCDs would be more suceptable in a TV environment than a PC gaming environment, or how LCDs could possibly be worse than CRTs in this respect.
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#32296 - 01/28/04 11:57 PM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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I looked at the Samsung DLP also and they were the same price but I thought that the picture was better on the Sony.

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#32297 - 01/29/04 12:18 AM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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Registered: 01/16/04
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I have seen it happen in LCD monitors at my work. Running 24-7 with a statistical process control program running, and no screen savers. You can really notice it at the edges on a white background. The "X" can show up quite easily. Mind you, this was after a couple of years running with no change in the display at all.

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#32298 - 01/29/04 12:20 AM Re: PANICKING! PLZ HELP.
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It's too bad you can't pick up the screens and shake 'em (like an Etch-a-Sketch) to remove any burn-in.
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