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Todd smith

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Just wondering if the permanent images (health meters, scores, etc) from games on your RP HDTV set have caused any burn in? How long do your gaming sessions go with a game with permanent items on screen? Should I be concerned about this if I plan on playing xbox on a RP HDTV? I am still deciding on a RP vs a direct view and if burn in is a big conern I will go with direct view.
 

Larry Seno Jr.

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I play on an RPTV, and I would say my game sessions last..6-10 hours when I'm playing with buddies and nothing has burned in so far.
 

Dave Falasco

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Just make sure your TV is properly calibrated (either with a calibration disc or an ISF professional) and you should be fine. I've played Gotham for 13 hours straight when I first got it and there wasn't a hint of burn-in on my RPTV. Generally, though, it's probably not a good idea to play that long without a break. In retrospect it was a stupid chance to take, but it was when I first got the console and I just couldn't help myself... :b
 

Troy LaMont

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Ditto what Dave said

Just make sure your TV is properly calibrated (either with a calibration disc or an ISF professional) and you should be fine.
I've played just about every major long-play game for both consoles with not problems in the burn-in area. My set is ISF calibrated.

Troy
 

Brian_J

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I think I've seen literally a 100 posts on this subject on this site. Search and yee shall find thy answer young man.

Brian
 

Rob Varto

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I think I've seen literally a 100 posts on this subject on this site. Search and yee shall find thy answer young man.
You took the words out of my mouth - although I think I was poster number 47 on this subject :D
The administrators should leave a sticky thread at the top of this page that says "You will not experience burn while playing a console on your RPTV"
 

Todd smith

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Thanks guys! So... What you are saying is that I should get that 43" 480p beauty for my xbox, properly calibrate it (with avia or ISF) take a break once in a while, not worry and enjoy xbox in all its glory?
 

Dave Falasco

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You got it, Todd! It's natural to be concerned about burn-in, because just about every videogame I've ever bought warns against playing it on an RPTV. But we're here to tell you that if you calibrate it properly (pay particular attention to dropping way down on the contrast, as most TV sets ship with the contrast in "Scorch" mode so that they look good under the bright lights of your local mega-store), and take occasional breaks (both for your TV's and your bladder's sake), you should be fine. Just be careful and keep a close eye on the spots on your screen where static images like speedometers, health bars, game clocks, inventory, etc appear. Enjoy, man! :)
 

James D S

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The long of the short: Don't play your game for more than a week (or possibly more, depending on your set) straight on your RPTV without taking a break and you'll be fine. Burn-in exists, but it is HIGHLY overemphasized and overestimated.

*The above statement holds true only for those with a properly calibrated TV (brightness, contrast, red-push, and color temp being the parameters of importance).
 

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