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When my mom got her 48" Sony last year the sales guy said that we shoulnt use it to play video games becasue of the fast motion of the graphics will ruin the screen or something like that. Anyone have any info. TIA.


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Fast motion of the graphics will ruin the screen? LMFAO that's good. Care to tell us which US store that happened in?


The real problem is "burn-in". It is caused by uneven phosphor wear on your TV's tubes. Uneven phosphor wear takes place when some images on the screen are moving and some are still. For example, a health bar in a video game is relatively still while everything else around it is in constant motion. Eventually you will see an outline of that health bar on your screen even when your TV is off. There are ways to minimize the risk of burn-in though. You can turn down the brightness/contrast never leave the game idle/paused. Most people tend to agree that if you are really careful and know what you're doing, burn-in shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Fast motion of the graphics will ruin the screen? LMFAO that's good. Care to tell us which US store that happened in?
It was a local electronics store called Stereo Advantage.
 
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