Grey Bars=No Burn-In?

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  1. Rick Pay

    Rick Pay Stunt Coordinator

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    At Sears yesterday looking at the Panny PT47wx49 and asking the sales clerk about the burn-in factor while viewing the 4:3 mode, he informed me that because the bars are grey instead of black, that there is no burn-in factor. This sounded like total BS to me, am I right or does the clerk have a point?
     
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    Well, there's less chance of burn-in. There isn't no chance of burn-in.
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    In other words, Rick, there was some truth to what the salesman was telling you. Reduce the contrast/white level settings to minimize the risk of burn-in.
     
  5. Jeff Leeds

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    If you read the manual it may warn you about burn in, I know that Sony does warn you. If you are going to be watching so much 4x3 TV than you should buy a 4x3 tv and wait for the mainstream broadcasts to go that way. if not just use the zoom or full modes and forget about those bars altogether.
     
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    Is that TV a CRT one or not? If it isn't you have zero risk of burn-in.
     

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