I'm new to all this HT stuff, only recently started mass amounts of reading in prep to upgrade the video part of my set-up and have near-zero practical experience, but I'm somewhat confused by that reply.
With black borders, doesn't the image part (moving or otherwise) of the screen eventually burn-in the phosphers -- at least more so than the border parts? Won't this be evident once you view an image that fills the whole screen? Granted for a moving image, it may take > 2 years for any noticeable burn-in (center .vs. black borders), but doesn't a lit-up phospher degrade differently than a "black" phospher?
The best example of this is an old ATM machines that has the "welcome screen" burned into them. The only article I found that gives any guideline to limit this aspect-ratio burn-in issue is the following: http://www.digitaltelevision.com/con...con0800a.shtml He recommends a 15% usage limit to avoid burn-in.
Or perhaps, all the confusion is just a matter of degree.
Yep Monkey... the moving part of the picture (the bright area) wears the phosphors faster than the dark letterbox/pillarbox edges. So eventually what you'd see when watching a full-screen image years later would be a picture that's dimmer in the middle and brighter on the edges where the dark bars usually were.
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