Doug I'm confused about a few things here:
Originally Posted by Doug Blackburn
NEVER EVER leave anything stationary on the screen for more than 15 to 30 seconds (this changes as you accumulate hours, after 200 hours or so, you could show a family photo for a minute or so and nothing bad will happen).
So pausing a recorded TV show on screen for ~5 minutes can damage the screen? Reason I ask that, is my VCR will pause for 5 minutes, then it's released. Sometimes I'll pause when I leave the room for a few seconds, and that "moment" becomes a much longer time. I guess I could get into the habit of stopping it, but I'd still like to know.
You say never leave anything stationary on the screen for more than 30 sec. during the first ~200 hrs. What about the window that stays on screen for about 30 or more minutes
while doing a channel scan? Yet here......
It is perfectly fine to watch a movie or 4:3 standard def programming for 2 or 3 hours at a time, but you should then use a full-screen source for at least as long... if the movie was 2 hours, view full-screen content for 2 or 3 hours before another movie or 4:3 programming. Use a stretch mode for 4:3 programming so there aren't any black bars.
....There you're essentially saying it's ok to watch something with side bars for 2-3 hours, obviously much longer than 30 sec. Or, is what you're saying there
inclusive for all
TV viewing--use a stretch mode for everything
for the first 200 hrs. so they're no bars?
History Channel has one of the most obnoxious logos... opaque, 100% white, 100% red, bright yellow... idiots. I wouldn't leave that on the screen for more than 40 minutes or so during the first 50 hours.
Sorry, but confused again here. The logos are stationary, and you said above stationary images should be no longer than 30 seconds. And as you pointed out, some are quite dark, contrasty and obnoxious.
After you get 200 hours+ on the panel, that logo shouldn't be a problem unless you view that channel for 4 or 6 hours at a time - that's pushing things a bit.
So I guess all day station marathons are out of the question? Or is that ok if you change channels every once in a while?
Sorry for the clarification questions, I just want to be sure about all this.