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Holding Pattern - A window seat for everyone
Authored by: mrpresident47 on Feb 08, '05 12:04:17PM
If you're not using an LCD screen, then Holding Pattern may not be the best screensaver -- there are parts of the image (sometimes big parts) that are fixed (the window, a wing, etc.) for a few minutes at a time. It shouldn't be long enough to cause any burn in, but ideally, a screensaver wouldn't have any fixed objects on the screen.

I thought "burn ins" on CRT and VGA quality monitors were a myth. Is it really possible to burn an image into the screen on a monitor that was made in say the last 5 years?

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Holding Pattern - A window seat for everyone
Authored by: seika7 on Feb 08, '05 12:58:50PM

Definitely not a myth. I have some old server monitors that used to run 24/7 and the burn-in is so clear you can read the icons on the desktop with the monitor off.



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Holding Pattern - A window seat for everyone
Authored by: demmons65 on Feb 08, '05 01:16:27PM

I have a 17-inch Trinitron that was left on at the OS X login screen. You can plainly see it when the monitor is off.

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Holding Pattern - A window seat for everyone
Authored by: DaMacGuy on Feb 08, '05 01:27:31PM

It's not a myth, but it's MUCH harder to do with more recent monitors. Leave a monitor on with the same image on screen day after day, for months at a time and it'll happen.

In the old days it could take only a few weeks for burn in to occur.

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Holding Pattern - A window seat for everyone
Authored by: tyip on Feb 08, '05 04:08:56PM

Another example of CRT burn-in is the monitors on bank machines (ATMs) where the bank's logo is clearly burned into the screen.



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Holding Pattern - A window seat for everyone
Authored by: joelseph on Feb 09, '05 12:04:21AM

One wonders why these displays don't use motion-intensive graphics? I can't imagine it would really be that hard or confusing for use.

I mean, come on, put my checking fee to use here!



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