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May 30, 2002
I know that this question is asked a lot but I wanted to throw my version in it and get some feedback. I recently bought an RCA (yea, I know, no one seems to like them) 61" HDTV P61360 model and I have the ever popular question of burn-in. I have adjusted my contrast and black level down to about half or so on all sources. I stretch the screen to fill mode and will not be watching 4:3 TV at all. The movies I watch, I expand them as much as possible even though some leave small black bars at the top and bottom. I have a PS2 hooked up to it but play maybe every other day for an about an hour or so max. I am extremely afraid to even pause the game :) but if I need to I will just change it to the TV channel. I plan on getting the AVIA guide to set me up correctly too. All that said, how am I doing? What is my risk for burn-in? Also, I love my football, am I going to get killed watching it on Sundays with the scoreboard across the top? Same goes for other sports as well.... Thanks for any help you can provide.

Steve Schaffer

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Apr 15, 1999
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Steve Schaffer
You might want to turn contrast down to maybe 30% or so for video games, otherwise you should be ok.

With reasonable settings you should not have any problem caused by black bars on 2:35 aspect ratio movies either.

I watched tons of letterboxed movies on a 4/3 rptv, played games and had marathon webtv sessions with no burn in after 2 years. Had contrast set at 30%.

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