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Playing Games on an HD LCD TV? Will it wreck the screen?!?!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Firegod, 12 May 2006.

  1. Firegod


    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,816

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    It may sound like a daft question, but in the instruction manual for the TV (a Samsung 26" HD LCD TV) it says that a constant still image can distort the screen?! So with regards to gaming, if I was to play an RTS game for example with a fixed menu on the side, would this be a problem?

    I don't understand why they'd say that as normal LCD monitors are left with still images on for ages... i.e showing your desktop! How can on the LCD TV be any different?

    Thanks in advance.... I'm just a little worried as its not covered by Samsung if you wreck the screen this way. :confused:

  2. b0rn2sk8


    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 7,260

    It will be fine. There just covering there behinds just incase.
  3. tom_nieto


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,155

    Location: Birmingham

    Be careful, you can get screen burn. However if you vary your viewing like a normal person would then you'll be fine.
  4. stu.artd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,904

    They're just covering themselves, I remember reading the same in a warranty guide I got with a LCD monitor at work a couple of years ago. I use my LCD TV for console gaming and it's fine.
  5. Firegod


    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,816

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Thanks guys, that's good to hear. :)

    Anyone else got any comments to add? Thanks again!
  6. DavidMarq

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2004

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    Location: Stevenage

    This statement would only be correct if th OP was talking about CRT or Plasma screens. LCD panels do not suffer from screen burn.
  7. Corasik


    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,002

    Location: West Midlands

    LCD's can get a memory effect though, where you can see the ghost of an image. But the ghost image will vanish naturally over time.

    If you leave up a static image for 7 days, it could take up to 7 days for it to vanish completely.... but eventually it will disappear, unlike a burn on a CRT or Plasma, which will last forever.

    All in all, LCD is the 'safest' technology for Computer use.
  8. Datamonkey


    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 6,766

    Location: Kempston - Bedfordshire

    it can distort the screen. i have had a weird bleed affect occur when playin wow for a long time. the too bar at the bottom bleeds weird.

    alt tab an its fine again this is on a sammy 26"