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I've seen many posts pertaining to rear projection CRT burn in possibilities, especially if someone watches SDTV for extended periods and doesn't use one of the stretching modes (i.e. vertical black bars). This begs the following questions for me:


1. Do the manufacturers/salespeople say this when you go to by a CRT RPTV?


2. If burn-in is inevitable, then how long before you've ruined your tv?


3. Are the screens replaceable, thus effectively repairing the tv?


4. Has anyone here experienced, or is now in possession of, a burned in and ruined rear projection CRT unit?
 

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1. Mine mentions it on almost every page of the manual (toshiba 46h83)

2. How long depends on contrast brightness settings and color of bars (grey black)

3. its not the screen that burns, its the crt's. They are replaceable, but at a cost comparable to a new tv (>$1000)

4. yes people have ruined tv's


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It's not the screens that burn, it's the CRT guns themselves.

It would be easier to replace the entire set rather than replacing the tubes.

Burn-in is real, and mostly inevitable if you watch the wrong things for

long periods of time, but the phenomenon known as "burn-in" is often

overblown. It's possible to get a long healthy life out of your set, even

watching 4:3 pics non-stretched, IF you have the settings set right and

don't watch many many hours of uninterrupted television per sitting.

Personally I'd still recommend using stretch modes as insurance.

Or better yet, move away from CRTs for projection television...

hell, the manufacturers themselves are.
 
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