Are plasma displays capable of burn on?

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  1. Ken Mui

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    Interest in plasmas and was wondering if there could burn on issues with this technology. I thought it might be different from other displays since its gas, any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Bill Slack

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    Yes. LCD and DLP basically do not.
     
  3. Kevin P

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    Plasma can exhibit "burn in" just like a CRT, since it uses phosphors just like a CRT. The only difference from an operational standpoint is that plasma sets energize the phosphor by ionizing the gas (in a manner similar to a fluorescent light), whereas a CRT uses an electron beam to achieve a similar effect. But phosphor is phosphor, and it has a finite lifespan.

    Semi-OT but related - ever noticed how new fluorescent tubes are brighter than old ones? It's the same thing as with a TV--the phosphor coating wears and gets dimmer with use.

    KJP
     
  4. Gabriel_Lam

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    Yes, plasma's are perhaps the most succeptable to burn in of any modern display technology.
     

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