Can LCD monitors get burnt images like on CRTs?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

FuzzyWuzzy

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 24, 2004
Messages
753
Just curious. On a laptop, how long should you leave the screen on before going in to stand by.
 

JohnWill

Retired Moderator
Joined
Oct 19, 2002
Messages
106,429
Modern CRT's or LCD's don't burn in like the old days. The one reason for allowing the laptop screen to blank after a while is to save the backlights, which have a finite life.
 
Joined
Oct 18, 2002
Messages
730
Depends if you on mains or battery but thats only for power conservation.As to burning an image to the screen read this relating to temporary image persistence which is not the same.


Basically, the image "persists" on the screen even when a different image is displayed. Sounds like a euphemism for screen burn to me. But the difference between LCD screen burn and CRT screen burn is that, LCD screen burn *might* not be permanent. I say might, because I have found several instances where LCD screen burn could not be reversed.


NEC 1850e - User's Manual - Page 13

"Image persistence is when a "ghost" of an image remains on the screen even after the monitor has been turned off or a different image is being displayed. In most instances, the image persistence can be reduced by turning the monitor off for as long as the image was displayed or by displaying the same image in the complementary colors.
Note: As with all personal display devices, NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America recommends using a screen saver at regular intervals whenever the screen is idle."

Viewsonic:
"Unlike CRT monitors, image persistence or "Burn-In" is not permanent on your LCD panel. To recover from "Burn-In", leave the panel OFF for an extended time. We recommend the use of a screen saver when the ViewPanel is not in use."
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top