My TV is always on

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  1. Andrew Pearson

    Andrew Pearson Auditioning

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    My TV (Panasonic CT-36HX40) is on about 4-6 hours per day during the week and 7-9 hours per day during the weekends. My roommates are always watching it. Should I be concerned about any extra wear this is causing the TV or am I just worring too much? Any input would be appreciated, Thanks.
     
  2. DougRuss

    DougRuss Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey, that's normal in my house! [​IMG]
    Been doing that with my Sony RPTV for 11 years now and haven't had a problem?
    Don't worry about it !! Enjoy it !![​IMG]
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Well, if the TV is CRT based rear projection set- the CRTs will fade over time simply from the degrade tubes- natural for this type of technology.

    For the most part, the wear should be essentially not noticible and should happen gradually. However, watch you contrast levels on the set. They usually default to CRANKED TOO HIGH- which could result in problems.

    If you roomates tend to stick with one channel- and the contrast is high- you run the risk of burn in of screen logos or other related stuff (like the navigation bar on your cable or sat system).

    Do a search here in the display area for "screen burn" and you'll find some additional info.

    Overall you should be fine. Granted, there are a finite number of hours available on the tubes- and they will beusing them up more quickly than if they weren't watching-- but with CRT life at 10,000+ hours- you should have a good 7-8 years in that set even with the number of hours your is on... I don't know if you have much to worry about.

    -V
     

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