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    video games on big screen tvs

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

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    DLP = Giant hole in bank aco****!!!

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    InFocus X1 (DLP) and Sanyo PLV-Z1 (LCD) are both around 1000, I wouldnt call that a lot of money for what they are!
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    $55 proxima, got it from work

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    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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