This might be a post for the Display forums but since many in this forum probably have their displays doing double duty of some sort, I figured I'd ask it here.
Last night I noticed a bit of backlight bleed along the side edges of my Vizio LCD TV. I've been using the TV as a desktop monitor now for a couple of months.
The TV gets heavy use with or without its use as a monitor so maybe this was bound to happen anyway. However, I do think that the use as monitor has something to do with it since I'll typically browse the Web, use email, etc. and the screen stays fairly static when I do this. Or (maybe worse) I work at home sometimes in which case the monitor can be active for eight hours at a time.
I'm aware of contrast/backlight adjustment tactics, have also tried tapping the screen; nothing is working. Fortunately the problem isn't that bad right now but I suspect it will get worse.
Has anyone else had this issue and how do you mitigate it? Are there any display technologies that would be less susceptible to this problem (or others)? The TV itself was relatively cheap; would a "better" TV not have this issue?
Should I just go out and buy that Chromebook and use that for remote desktop, Web, email, then plug it into the display when I want to watch something on MUBI? Then I would be saving the TV for TV-style displays only. If that keeps me from having to buy a new TV in a year or so, I'll consider it money well spent since I'd like to have a portable Chrome/Linux device anyway.