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Re: Atari 2600's damaging TV's back in the day....
12/20/16 01:54 AM


@RB: I think it was a matter of radiation level and phosphor element design. Electron guns put out a lot of radiation (x-ray machines were similarly bad), and the elements were not efficient. This changed into the late 80s and especially early 90s with better designs. I wonder whether the static images did put a strain on the circuitry of 70s TVs.


@Moogly: I've seen burn-in on LCDs. One had the quadranted windows logo, because the screensaver displayed it in the same places. The best screensaver is blank - except for those who might forget and then do something dumb.


> TV's were just crap back then. We used to have to get up an smash the top of the TV
> to get the picture to quit rolling.
>
> Fond memories of that time period, but I sure don't miss vacuum tube TVs!


I miss the strong primary color images. Anyways, a decent brand gave at least ten years of good everyday use.


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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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