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Can I leave my Plasma TV on for a long period of time?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by johnliu22, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. johnliu22

    johnliu22 New Member

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    Hello, I recently purchased an LG60PS70 (A plasma tv) and I'm in the process of breaking it in. I'm running a slideshow of colours that I found online for breaking it in but I'm curious as to how long I can leave my plasma on. Can I damage my television if I leave it on for too long, can it overheat? What is the recommended amount of time to leave it on for and also, I will be going away for a week starting this upcoming wednesday. Can I just let this run the whole time?

    Thank you,
    -John
     
  2. SethH

    SethH Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't let it run for a week without anyone checking on it. I do not believe you run any risk of overheating . . . my concern would be what happens if the slideshow freezes on one image? You could come home to a permanently red burned-in screen. The odds are fairly slim . . . especially if you are using a SD card to run the show from . . . but there's still a chance that could happen which would be enough to keep me from doing that with my new plasma.
     
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    johnliu22 New Member

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    What about while I'm still in town? Can I leave it on all day and night as long as I keep checking in on it when I can? I come home between work and school and so I can clearly check on it then and also when I wake up and right before going to bed. Or would it be best to let the tv "rest" for at least a couple hours per day?
     
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    Not quite the subject- If the TV was LCD are there also problems?
     
  5. SethH

    SethH Well-Known Member

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    Johnathan -- I don't think there is any reason to let the tv rest for any period of time. The tv should not overheat unless you have the fans blocked or have it in a very tightly enclosed area.

    Sumner -- Burn-in is not a concern for LCD. Even with plasma it is becoming less and less of a concern with each generation.
     
  6. johnliu22

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    Thanks alot for your help by the way.
     

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