Big Screen "Burn In" problem


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Old 07-31-04, 10:52 AM
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Question Big Screen "Burn In" problem

Ok my kids "Burned-in" their Dr Mario Score screen into the 3 CRT tubes in my Sony 61"TV (burned into the phosphor I'm told)
Can I replace these 3 tubes meself? O am getting quotes between $1000-2000
to repair my TV.
I am pretty good at repairing things. But are specailized calibration tools required etc?
Thanks!
 
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Old 07-31-04, 09:41 PM
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First of all, this probably happened because your brightness and contrast levels are set too high. Most people's are. Turn them down and ideally get a tv calibration dvd like Digital Video Essentials. It can be found at amazon for about $20, and is very easy to follow.

If the burn in isn't too bad, you may be able to recover it. Have the set display static or "snow" for a day ot two and see if it gets any better.

At $1000 I'd just buy a new set.
 
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Old 08-01-04, 06:45 AM
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I'm glad Stereoguy suggested buying a new set.

Get a new HDTV and keep the kids away from it.
(get them a disposable 19 incher for their games)

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Old 08-02-04, 05:50 AM
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Get an LCD screen

Hey guys, the old Sony isn't done yet. Move it to another room and let the kids play video games on it.

But don't let them near the new LCD screen ;-)

LCD screens don't suffer the burn-in problems of plasma and tube TVs.

The DVD stereo guy suggests is a good one. I used it on my old tube set and was amazed at the difference.
 
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Old 08-02-04, 06:10 AM
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BobF,

Are you suggesting LCD(expensive) or LCD Projection??

I pondered both and went with a Sony LCD projection - consumer replaceable lamp!!

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Old 08-02-04, 08:22 AM
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LCD projection

To get anywhere close to a 60" flat panel, gadget would have to go plasma. And yes, those are expensive! That Sony projection LCD looks great!!
 
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Old 08-02-04, 03:01 PM
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Well, to tell you the truth----
I wouldn't have a plasma with that shiney gloss screen most of them have. I've installed a couple Dishnet 811 HD receivers at a nearby lake(most of the problem with lake homes is all the GLASS) and there is WAY too much reflection.
The Sony 50" LCD projection has a nice non-reflective surface screen.
I love it!!

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