> Ok, I can understand burn-in happening. But that's if you leave the same game running
> for days on end, something most of us didn't do. It's a big leap from that to "Atari
> will burn the picture tube out." It's like Supersize Me making the claim that
> McDonald's will kill you; yeah, maybe if you eat it 3 meals a day for a month.
I think it was a bigger problem on older screens. I think the rise of desktop computers encouraged manufacturers to make burn-in less effective, but I don't know for sure, that's just what I've heard.