closed captions will burn-in my RPTV?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DanielBez, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. DanielBez

    DanielBez Auditioning

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi,

    I'm planning to buy my first RPTV in the next days, but I'm a bit concerned with burn-in problems.

    Since English is not my native language, I would prefer to watch movies with closed caption. Will this cause burn-in problems?

    Thanks a lot
    Daniel
     
  2. Jorge M

    Jorge M Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2001
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's a good question which I doubt anyone will be able to answer conclusively. Since nobody has chimed in yet, though, I'll give you my opinion: no. The captions are different sizes and are always moving. A properly calibrated set should run no risk. Even a set in torch mode would probably be safe.
     
  3. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    5,987
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    The BK
    Real Name:
    ManW
    I'd guess closed captioning is probably comparable to letterbox black bars from wide movies--not as static, but you probably use it w/ more movies, so total on-screen time might be comparable. Probably not a real risk w/ proper calibration, but torch mode would be a different story.

    _Man_
     

Share This Page