|Originally posted by Michael TLV|
No ... if you play you, you risk ...
Keep contrast down ... and the less you play in 16x9 mode the better.
|Originally posted by SJ1272|
A few questions on this topic
I am considering purchasing the new JVC 48" 16:9 television mentioned in the posts below. I plan to also buy an XBOX for use with this televsion.
I asked the folks at Best Buy about CRT burn in with using an XBOX, the reply was "just don't play for more than 1 to 2 hours at a time, and don't leave the game console on pause with the TV on."
I took this in, but still have addtional questions.
1. As this is a 16:9 TV, do I face the same issues with burn in as mentioned by Michael in reference to the 4:3 owners concerning letter boxing and such? Again, I am willing to be smart here(hey, 1400 is a bargain for the TV, but still quite a bit of cash to me) So I plan on making intelligent choices when playing XBOX. I want to find out if I might be better off with a tube 16:9 if I plan to play XBOX more than 10 or 15 hours a week.
2. One post mentions selecting the output of the XBOX between 16:9, 4:3, or 4:3 letter boxed. I am assuming I would select 16:9 to match the aspect ratio of my televsion. Is there any danger to the CRT's by doing so (please bear with me here, I am new to the fourm)
3. I agree XBOX games probably do have static items on the screen. Again, is limiting my playing to 1 or two hours at a time a safe way to eliminate the risk of burn in, or is this overkill in terms of "preventive" playing?
My major concerns are not screwing up my investment by over playing my XBOX on this television. If I am better off buying a tube 16:9 to avoid this issue altogether, please let me know. The JVC is nice, but again, I want to be able to ENJOY the TV without constantly monitoring my watch and figuring out how many hours I have logged on the XBOX in one sitting.
Thanks in advance for any info
|Originally posted by ragedogg69|
Yeah after 8 hours! After that long what is the point?
|I ask the sales person at Circut City about XBox burn in and he said that the Xbox is just a streamlined computer. He said the screen refreshs just like your monitor screen at (60hz refresh rate he thinks). He said you don't get burn in on your computer because of that and you won't get burn in on your TV either.|
|Originally posted by Socio|
I ask the sales person at Circut City about XBox burn in and he said that the Xbox is just a streamlined computer. He said the screen refreshs just like your monitor screen at (60hz refresh rate he thinks). He said you don't get burn in on your computer because of that and you won't get burn in on your TV either.