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  1. AoWFraggit

    AoWFraggit WiiChat Member

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    our new samsung 50" plasma tv will be arriving tomorrow, and i was wondering if any of you have experienced issues with "burn-in," which i've heard so much about.

    should i be concerned about playing wii for 2-3 hours at a time, and do component cables make much of a difference?

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. ROB64

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    If it's a brand new plasma, then 2-3 hours won't be a problem.
    The burn in issue has, for the most part, been fixed on new plasma tvs.
     
  3. elopez994

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    I have a Vizio 52'' Plasma.

    No you shouldn't be worried.
     
  4. lucasroxXD

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    i have a widescreen plasma but it burns in still images if u kno wat i mean...
     
  5. AoWFraggit

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    ah, that's good to hear. i've been putting up with a panasonic 37" CRT for the past decade, so this is a pretty big upgrade for me. i just want to make sure i don't accidentally fry my new plasma in the first few weeks!
     
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    No, shouldn't happen.
    I had an issue with burn in with my last widescreen, but not with my new one.
     
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    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ok but it takes some time for the still image 2 come off
     
  8. Gikoku Harakami

    Gikoku Harakami ミュージック

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    Problem with Plasmas is that they're usually not recommended for gamers, and for good reason, they suffer from lagging issues when gaming.

    LCD > Plasma, for games. Although Plasmas are gorgeous for movies, with excellent black levels, but there are LCDs out there that easily rival some high-end Plasmas.
     
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    another thing.

    i've also read about the issue regarding lag due to the discrepancy between the wii's 480p and the plasma's 720p. luckily, the tv we ordered does come with a "game mode" to cope with this, but i was wondering just how heavily does this mode impact the game's graphics?
     
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    Graphics on a Plasma or LCD using the Wii basically won't be any different. It'll look the same, just on a bigger screen.
     
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    factoR Not a Moderat0r

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    I have 6 plasmas in my house.

    In my room 26 Vizio. good enough for a small room with surround sound xD
     
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    Putting up with? CRT's still have some of the best contrast ratio's around. It's also the best inch/dollar cost as well.
     
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    agh, it looks like i'll have to wait a while before testing out my wii. silly me forgot to buy component cables. we can't watch tv either since our converter box doesn't actually support hdmi or components...

    sigh.
     
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    I bought a Samsung PN50650 50" Plasma. It's an awesome tv. Here's the link from cnet.com
    http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-...2_7-33016446.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

    The cool thing about new Plasma's is that now they come with new setting for video game players. The plasma I've got has a setting for video game burning pixel replacement...or something like that. I read it in the manual book. What it does if by any chance you see any burn images on the screen, you can use the setting to either reset / replace the pixels.

    Also, a friend of mine is a video game addict. He would play 10 to 14 hours a day on his JVC 42 ince Plama TV. This was when they just came out. He paid over $5k for it, and it never game him a problem for 6 years. They just got a new TV now and got a LCD. He said he never had a problem with burn in images. He stated the tv just burned out completely lol after 6 years.

    I was going to buy a LCD, but the plasma has better graphics for movies, which is what I watch most of the time. My g/f only plays about 1 to 3 hours if she can a day. If I can get at least 4 years out of this TV, I will be happy :D
     
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    Poor you :lol:

    I read that burn-ins are quite rare and only occur on programmes which have a permanent logo in the same place in the corner.
     
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    I have been playing three years plus on my Hitachi plasma! No lag issues at all, plasma is more advanced technology than lcd. I see much more pixelization when I view lcd sets. As for burn in, no way. The tv has burn in protection always on, and I turn the wii and my other consoles burn in protection to double safety.
     
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    such as an HUD?
     
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    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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    and most channel logos?
     
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    Burn in happens when you leave a static image on the screen for too long. So, if you leave your game on Pause for hours on end or at the start menu.. it might happen.

    I don't know about the Wii, but the 360 has an anti-burn-in feature where the screen goes dim to help prevent that.
     

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