Originally Posted by David Susilo
orbiters and shifters are NOT to remove IR but to PREVENT permanent burn in. Now, if there is no risk of permanent burn-in, why prevent it? or do these designers of these TVs are only having fun?
There is no "fabled test" as you sarcastically put. There is burn in, I tried to "erase" the image by playing regular TV programming for 48 hours, the burn in remains.
I don't want to debate about "nobody stopping" you while taking pictures. There are signage that disallow people to take pictures. Maybe if you're using point and shoot nobody's going to stop you because nobody notices. I travel with 2 big dSLR with 4 lenses in two big camera bags. Even going through security is PITA. I've been stopped when I was about to take pictures at airports in Toronto, Calgary, Singapore, Indonesia even in Hong Kong (although I do see there are a LOT of point shooters being ignored by security). Heck, even at Paramount's Wonderland (Toronto) I wasn't allowed in because my cameras are considered "pro" by those idiots "guarding" the park.
I'm not saying that today's plasma still have burn-in, I'm just saying that burn-in is true. I've seen it, I tried erasing it and it's still there.
PS: pixel shifter haven't been around for too long. Maybe only in the past 3 years.
Your “project” is essentially useless if you aren’t prepared to share it in a comprehensive manner. Am I to believe you based purely on faith?
My Samsung manual states on page 55 “pixel shift
: using this function, you can minutely move the pixels on the PDP in horizontal or vertical direction to prevent after-images on the screen
So lets not play semantics, these functions are available to prevent the possibility of screen burn, an image must be retained to eventually become permanently burnt.
I checked my TV settings and mine isn’t even activated, by doing so it may improve my IR gaming tables.
Perhaps it is your attitude towards individuals who are curious about what you are photographing. I fly many asia-pacific destinations and occasionally we are bombarded with professional photographers (even paparazzi) at destinations on my westbound trips from BC/CA but nearly everyone is snapping some sort of image at an airport. At popular airports you cannot move without seeing professional looking camera carriers. Calgary as you pointed out has one of the best facilities and incredible access for events and plane-spotting photography inside and outside. Check out airliners.net
If you aren’t getting the shots you want, it has noting to do with the location. A man with that many lenses should know that! Don’t hear David Bailey moaning hehe.