Is it possible to get a burn in on a LCD projector?

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  1. Jens Raethel

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    If you show a static picture on your projector, would it be possible to get a burn in?
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    While what Kevin said is basically true, there have been some reported cases of the TFT panel wearing more in certain areas, giving the effect of CRT phosphor burn. Im not sure if it was just a design flaw in the TFT, or if static images can cause all TFT's to "burn". One thing is for sure - It would take MUCH longer to happen on a LCD projector than it would on a CRT...You're probably OK.
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    The short answer is "No"!
    The long answer is that it will appear as though "burn-in" has occured if, for example, you freeze an image on the system for more than two hours or so.
    However, unlike a CRT-based system, the "burn-in" will only be temporary. As you view other material the area that appears to be burned-in will gradually diminish and, eventually, totally vanish.
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