Originally Posted by JeffBowser
Relax. Burn in only occurs when something is left on in place for hours at a time. Unless you are in the habit of leaving your guide up all night, you have nothing to worry about. If it is really that bright to you, you probably have your TV brightness up way too high to start with.
with all due respect, my RPTV is calibrated, so I doubt it's the brightness setting. I have been fully aware of burn in issues and participated in several letter writing campaigns that actually had some effect (PBSORG changed their bug from bright white to translucent based on our letters/emails). I do not leave anything static on my screen for very long for this reason. However, my wife has no concept of this and loves to hang out in the guide while she's deciding what to watch. Even though she is scrolling through, there are several areas of the guide that are very bright and static (especially compared to the previous firmware version).
A friend with the same (also calibrated) tv had burn in, so I know it can happen if something is left long enough (they liked to watch a station with a particularly bright station bug). Remember, the issue is cumulative, so it's not how long at one sitting you leave the guide up, it's the cumulative time it's up. With my wife, that's a lot.
Of course I'll have a good excuse to get a new TV if she overdoes it enough
But, I haven't yet seen a new set that looks better than mine and most are far worse when the scenes are dark. So, I'd like to keep this one as long as possible.
I was just hoping there was an option for a softer (dimmer) theme, that's all.