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Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day....
12/19/16 07:22 PM


> > Any static image on a CRT or plasma display
> > for long periods of time will cause burn-in.
>
> I haven't had this happen with my newest TV or newest pair of monitors, so maybe
> they've finally fixed it, but there was a period of time there where burn-in applied
> to LCD monitors as well.
>
> At two different jobs I've been at, I've had coworkers look at me like I had lobsters
> crawling out of my ears when I claimed to be experiencing screen burn after being
> there for about a year. However, their confusion was replaced by astonishment the
> moment I fullscreened an all-grey bitmap, at which point you could clearly see not
> just an outline of the start menu, but of my development environment as well. It's
> hard to believe, but at least some LCDs also get screen burn.

That's a different phenomenon. It has to do with the fact that if you display something on an LCD for a long time, the probability of the liquid crystals getting stuck goes up. You can fix it by displaying flashing black, white, and a few colors, although the worse it is the longer it takes to fix it. It's again a probability thing where the more you 'jostle' the liquid crystals the more likely they are to get 'popped out' of their stuck state.







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* Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... vram74 12/18/16 08:50 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... R. Belmont  12/19/16 06:21 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... vram74  12/19/16 10:55 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... redk9258Moderator  12/20/16 05:26 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... vram74  12/21/16 07:20 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... redk9258Moderator  12/21/16 01:25 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... Traso  12/24/16 12:45 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... Traso  12/20/16 01:54 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... Envisaged0ne  12/19/16 11:21 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... anikom15  12/19/16 06:58 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... MooglyGuy  12/19/16 11:37 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... DMala  12/21/16 06:11 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... anikom15  12/19/16 07:22 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... redk9258Moderator  12/19/16 01:00 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... Kitsune Sniper  12/20/16 06:03 AM
. * it was our parents who damaged us.. grog  12/19/16 03:40 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... CiroConsentino  12/19/16 12:42 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... BIOS-D  12/18/16 09:18 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... vram74  12/18/16 11:43 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... BIOS-D  12/19/16 01:31 PM
. * I figured it was BS vram74  12/19/16 04:43 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... Vas Crabb  12/19/16 08:40 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... Nightvoice  12/18/16 09:03 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... Gatinho  12/18/16 09:43 PM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... Nightvoice  12/19/16 04:02 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... DMala  12/21/16 06:17 AM
. * Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day.... anikom15  12/19/16 07:30 AM

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