Onscreen logos burning in...

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  1. Doug Kennedy

    Doug Kennedy Auditioning

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    Is this still a problem even if the station is constantly showing commercials ie: every 10-15 minutes? I would think that going to commercial, with the logo disappearing, would lower the possibility of burn-in. Is this true?
     
  2. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

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    i dont think so........ the thing with the burn in is that it happens a little at a time EVERY time, so that would definitely slow it but may not stop it.

    I will add though that my friend has a 43" sony and we play HOURS and hours at a time with various video games, ive enver seen a sign of burn in, and some of those games have big static icons.

    I think alot of ppl worry about burn in too much, but you still have to be aware of it, thats what counts.
     
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    If calibrated with VE or avia, or at least contrast turned down to sub 45-50 levels, you should not worry about burn in too much. Keeping contrast low will severly slow it down, almost to a crawl.
     
  4. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    Or you could go with a DLP or LCD set as I believe neither of them suffer from the dreaded burn in issues.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    Yes, with the white and black levels reduced way low, burn-in is slowed. Vary your programming mix as often as possible, and try avoiding stations with those damn station-bug logos (a near impossibility these days, unfortunately). And, of course, you could always make DVD your primary signal source! (Watch "television" on a secondary set, if practical.)
     
  6. Mark.D

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    Here's a dumb question... eventually I'm going to go with a front projector... obviously, those images wont be burned into fabric screen.

    BUT, what about the projector itself? I have no idea what the internals of a front projector entail... is it possible for an image to be burned in somewhere in the projector itself?

    M.
     
  7. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    If it's a CRT-based projector, then, yes, burn-in occurs (on the phosphors coating the inside of the CRT lenses).
     
  8. Arthur W

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    Hey Jack,
    What about LCDfront projectors? Any problems with burn in on those? I use an Eiki LC-XM1 in my home theatre and I have often wondered if those annoying station logos could "burn in" to the LCD pannels of the projector.
    - Chuck
     
  9. Guy Usher

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    DAMN the Sniper and CNNs BREAKING NEWS even if it does not harm the TV it sure burns me.
    BTW my friend has a Mits 46805, has had since the day that model hit the streets, he leaves it on almost 24 hrs a day , no cable, no sat., no OTA, only uses it to play widescreen movies, black bars all the time. Today over 3 years later not a trace of burn lines. I remember ruining good TVs with "Pong" didn't take long either.
    I try to avoid "logos" etc but anymore if you watch comercial television they are a fact of life, I have heard 911 ruined a lot of TVs, notice the "crawl" at the bottom of the screen, I like news but I am really tired of this crap. . .
     
  10. Jeff_M

    Jeff_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Arthur W,
    Digital projectors such as LCD and DLP are not succeptible to burn-in. So go ahead and leave that test pattern on all night (assuming you're not concerned with bulb life).
     

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