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I just read this in the H8000 users manual. Is this something I would really have to worry about?
Still image warning
Constantly displaying still pictures can cause image burn-in on the LED screen. Follow the recommendations below:
Avoid displaying the same tv channel for long periods.
Always try to display any image in full screen.
Reduce the brightness and contrast to avoid the appearance of after-images.
Avoid keeping a still picture or a picture with static elements(black bars, black borders, logos etc)on your tv for more than two hours at a time. If that's unavoidable, change the picture or change to another channel for a minute or two every couple of hours. Reducing the brightness and contrast of the when it's displaying static elements will also help.
Nowadays almost every channel has their logo on the screen and most channels have the black letterbox bars. Channels like ESPN(sports ticker)CNN(news ticker & stocks etc)are always displaying.
I'm hoping someone can reassure me that this is not really a problem, I want a tv that I can enjoy watching, not a tv that I constantly have to babysit. I thought image retention and burn-in only happened on plasma tv's. I got rid of a Panasonic plasma for the same reasons listed above. I've had my Sony KDL-46NX720 for 3 years and never noticed any image retention or burn-in at all.
I haven't ordered yet, but if this is going to be a problem then I'll have to pass.
I'm hoping someone can help.
Samsung UN55H8000 TS02
Last edited by Videoz; 09-08-2014 at 10:33 PM.