Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW
I thought most plasma tvs had screensaver features? Like pixel shift?
Yeah... sadly, it seems that most of the flat-screen world apparently uses LED technology, and also believes that plasma burn-in is a thing of the past... or that things like pixel-shift will prevent it.
C'mon. Pixel-shift moves the image two
pixels. How many TV-stations' or broadcast providers' logos or "ticker-tape" ID labels can you name that are only two pixels square?
What's even worse, is that 99.9% of television broadcast networks and broadcast providers also think the same things. Or rather... they don't think about it at all. So we now have hundreds of TV stations and thousands of TV programs that keep a logo or a labeled ticker-tape feed or some such nonsense permanently on-screen, always in the same spot... and almost invariably, in GLARING
white. I could probably count the ones that are subtly translucent -- which is what they all
should be -- on one hand.
The most blatant example of this for me (along with the music playback displays), is the DISH logo that is permanently displayed in the upper-left corner of their menu- and program-schedule pages. When I had DISH, if I looked at the program schedule for longer than about two minutes, that DISH logo would begin to burn into my display (I have a four-year old top-of-the-line 58" Samsung), and I would need to run the "Burn-In Protection Display" for an hour, to try to undo it.
Unfortunately, after three years of looking at that program schedule for only a few minutes, once or twice a day, it was easy to see that the DISH logo was slowly going to become permanently burned into my screen, no matter how
long or often I ran the protection display. Fortunately, a few months ago I switched to a different provider, whose logo isn't quite as bad.
Even so, along with running the burn-in protection display for one to two hours every day
since I bought the TV, I've run it all night long, at least three nights a week, for the past three months... and the DISH logo is finally
starting to be fairly difficult to see, with a pure-white screen.
So... JimL's suggestion for Yamaha to integrate an AppleTV-like screensaver into their AVRs with a firmware update sounds like a great idea to me (didn't know that type of saver existed -- thanks for the explanation, Jim!). Of course, even if they do, it's not gonna do anything for the TV/Logo burn-in issue... but it would definitely fix the music-info display problem.
Here's hopin' that it happens.