After owning crt's for so long and now making the switch to lcd (vt540) I still find myself worried about static images. I don't pretend to fully understand the technology behind lcd. One thing had me thinking though. This projector has a PIC MUTE option where the whole screen basically goes black. I can see of course that the lamp is still turned on. My question is this: Does using PIC MUTE in any scenario actually cause less stress (if any) to your projector. I mean the way I understand it is that the lamp is either ON or OFF. There is no in between and it basically suffers the same amount of stress regardless of the projected image. So pic mute, a static white image, or a moving image (movie) should really all be causing and equal amount of stress. Does this sound accurate for lcd's?