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    alright, so i seem to remember that you cant play video games on a CRT projection TV, due to the image burn on the tubes... well, you can do it for a short period of time, but not a long time.

    now, with all the newer technology TVs out there, what is the generally accepted rule to what TV you can run a video game system on... without damage.

    i really want to buy a big screen eventually, but i still like my games...

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    Heh, i remember playing wipeout when it for came out on a huge projector (not sure if this is the same).... if you crashed too much , it made you feel sick.

    I`m sure you could get away with games on a projector, i suspect it just a warning that manufacturers use to cover thier own backs.
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    • #3
      Don't play anything with static images on a CRT projector (rear or front). They burn in very quickly and are expensive to fix.

      This includes the "heads-up display" in video games w/the score, etc., as well as TV channels that keep a "frame" around the video (CNN Headline News, Bloomberg, etc.).

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      • #4
        I stand corrected (said the man with the orthapedic shoes) . I guess it gonna be one of those things that gets better with development.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by RobM
          Don't play anything with static images on a CRT projector (rear or front). They burn in very quickly and are expensive to fix.

          This includes the "heads-up display" in video games w/the score, etc., as well as TV channels that keep a "frame" around the video (CNN Headline News, Bloomberg, etc.).
          yeah... i know that...

          what about the other TVs out there???
          plasma, lcd projection,etc.

          i think plasma has a similar problem to the CRT projection TVs. i remember hearing stories about people getting burned images when plasma / hdtv was still very new.

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          • #6
            LCDs and DLPs are not affected. Don't know about plasmas. If the manual says not to, then don't.

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            • #7
              DLP = Giant hole in bank aco****!!!

              ~mike
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              • #8
                InFocus X1 (DLP) and Sanyo PLV-Z1 (LCD) are both around 1000, I wouldnt call that a lot of money for what they are!
                Getting some damn good reviews.

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                • #9
                  $55 proxima, got it from work

                  been doing computer/tv/video games/dvd/winamp visualizations (giess....mmmm droool) strong for just about a year now

                  For comparison that's a 15" lcd to the lower left.


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                  • #10
                    Maybe Im just stupid or something, but,
                    Why would a projector burn in when playing a game which has still images ????
                    Projectors are often used for presentations, and presentations is more or less some powerpoint slideshow, which will have a lot off still images... never seen one burned..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Raas
                      Maybe Im just stupid or something, but,
                      Why would a projector burn in when playing a game which has still images ????
                      Projectors are often used for presentations, and presentations is more or less some powerpoint slideshow, which will have a lot off still images... never seen one burned..

                      Greetz,
                      CRT projectors are -not- meant for presentations. They're for video -only-.

                      In fact, the CRTs are driven to such high levels that even under normal use they degrade fairly quickly (an expensive proposition). In fact, a CRT front or rear-projector has about 1/10th the tube life of a direct view. They just end up getting dim over time; with burn-in only parts of them get dim and that's ugly.

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