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Old 10-21-2008, 04:02 AM   #1
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MA3 and LCD burn-in

I'm running MA3 beta on my new LG 26" LCD TV.
In MA2.6 there were features that helped against burn-in.
In MA3, the aquarium moves slowly from side to side which I think helps, but the blue remains the same color.
Should I be worried about burn-in if I'm running MA3 on my LCD TV during the day?
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:28 AM   #2
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Generally speaking because of their technology and the way they work, LCD's do not suffer from "burn in" in the way you mean it. They call it "image persistance" in LCD's and it is extremely rare and difficult to have happen. If it does you are told to either leave your monitor/tv off for a couple of days and this will reset the image crystals, or to display a bright white image on for a day or so and this is supposed to reset the crystals. Either way I wouldn't worry to much about it happening.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:09 AM   #3
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Great, then I can run MA3 with no worry
Thanks for explaining!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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One of the items to be added is an "automatic lights" feature, similar to the old program. Michael is right, LCDs aren't prone to burn-in. Even on other types of monitor, it's sharply-defined static images that cause a noticeable "ghost", not smooth washes like the background colors.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:52 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply, Jim!
I was wondering, I also have a plasma TV in the living room and I thought about hooking it up to my laptop and running MA3, but I read online that plasma is prone to burn-in.
If that's the case, I'll settle for running it on my LCD, but it would be cool to have a virtual aquarium in my living room
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:15 PM   #6
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Plasma is indeed prone to burn in and must be taken care of in that regard. That's one of the reasons why I prefer LCD's to plasma sets.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:56 PM   #7
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Not a good idea to run it on a plasma screen. It only takes a relatively short time to burn an image into a plasma display. I have heard from friends first hand, that ruined their brand new plasma TV by playing PS games on it. Burn in took less than an hour, and was permanent. I think it was GTA3, and the little health and weapom icons could still be seen.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:11 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Shinsa:
Not a good idea to run it on a plasma screen. It only takes a relatively short time to burn an image into a plasma display. I have heard from friends first hand, that ruined their brand new plasma TV by playing PS games on it. Burn in took less than an hour, and was permanent. I think it was GTA3, and the little health and weapom icons could still be seen.  
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:20 PM   #9
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Do any channels NOT have a logo on the screen any more? It's my understanding that Plasma burn-in can often be cured by displaying a pure white screen for an hour or so.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:06 PM   #10
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TTBOMK plasmas are more susceptible to burn-in when brand new and even then it can be "washed" by leaving the TV on with no input letting it "snow" so to speak.

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