RPTV Burn-in repair question

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  1. Robert Ma

    Robert Ma Second Unit

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    I have a Toshiba 55" standard RPTV (no hd).

    Currently, I do not have any burn-in. I leave my brightness / contrast down to 45. If I lower it more, it becomes too dark in my pitch black room.

    I can't take it anymore! I have to start playing X-Box on it. I am paranoid about burn-in so I was wondering if the worse case happened and I burned in the CRTs, how much does this generally cost to repair??

    It might be worth the risk if the repair bill wouldn't top around $500. The set is almost 4 years old now so it could use a nice tune up anyways.
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    Expect repair costs to be in the $800 to $1000 range.

    Regards
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Can't you play the games on another display? I'm very wary about using sensitive RPTVs for a video game application. But if you do, take the usual precautions as described above.
     
  4. Robert Ma

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    Thanks Michael.
    I guess I'll continue to use it on my regular tv in another room. No DD 5.1 there [​IMG]
    hmm, maybe its time to buy one of the Kenwood ht systems for another room....
     
  5. Sean Moon

    Sean Moon Cinematographer

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    I just got Panny PT47 and have been playing Xbox on it. I am worried about burn in too, but my contrast is low and I limit my play time on games.

    Main reason you want to use Xbox on your HD set...PROGRESSIVE SCAN!

    The games are jawdroppingly gorgeous in progressive. Hell, many are designed for 16x9. Dead or Alive 3 is the most beautiful thing I have seen. Get the Monster component cables then hook it up to see what you think.

    AS for burn in, as long as you are careful and vary the content used on the set, it should be fine.
     

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