> I *think* LCDs will eventually heal themselves. At least I think I've read that > somewhere before. CRTs won't. > > I remember not being able to play the Telstar game console (a Pong clone) on our > color TV. Only on the shitty black and white. I'm SURE that would have burned into a > CRT. That's probably why parents freaked out about Atari 2600 and other game consoles > burning in too.
Back in the early 90s, a local sandwich shop used to have a couple of older black and white Atari arcade games. Their monitors had severe burn in, you could see the games even when turned off.
So yeah, it happened. TVs and monitors got better about those things by the time LCD came around.