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    whilst the sky+ is paused

    This is a discussion on whilst the sky+ is paused within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; I don’t know if anyone has seen this happening but have you paused the TV for a long time, say ...

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      whilst the sky+ is paused

      I don’t know if anyone has seen this happening but have you paused the TV for a long time, say whilst having that urgent phone call or stepping out to finish the dinner?

      Well my LCD TV now seems to have a shadow of the pause symbol burnt in to the screen.

      I would like to suggest either a way to remove the pause symbol after a few seconds, but that would still show the picture and any channel ID logo, so not great.

      OR

      Suggest that sky build a screen saver option.

      Just think of the potential of advertising you could have on that screen saver.
      as long as the screen is never static who cares what they put there right?

      Anyone thought of this or know a way around?

      Cheers

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      Re: whilst the sky+ is paused

      It's called 'Screen Burn' & was a big problem when Sky (& Ch5 started ) started. That's why they made the logo's opaque. Dont think the is anyway around it & what you suggest may be too costly to do.

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      Re: whilst the sky+ is paused

      Screen burn is (or was) a big problem for plasmas but as this is an LCD the effect seen is called "image persistence". Screen burn can be, and often is, permanent. Image persistence can be got rid of with a bit of effort.

      What you need to do is blast the screen with a bright white blank image for about as long as the persistent image was displayed. If your LCD allows it, turn the brightness down while you do this to preserve the backlight life.

      The problem is, getting a blank white image onto the screen. Easy if your LCD has a PC connection or can display an image file - not so easy otherwise.

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      Re: whilst the sky+ is paused

      Hi Saturday thanks for the tip, i do have the vga input and will hook up the pc with a white image and try this out.

      It seems a lot of effort considering skyh could quite easily sort it out with a software upgrade.

      onwards and upward...tv goes off when we pause it.....

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      Smile Re: whilst the sky+ is paused

      also if you turn your tv off when you pause it you will not get the burn in the first place

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      Re: whilst the sky+ is paused

      I was in the army in Germany during the late seventies.

      BFBS tv was in it's infancy then and terrestrial, rather then a satellite service.

      It only had programming at certain times of the day and the rest of the day / night was filled with a test card and music.

      My young kids used to put the tv on about 30 minutes or so waiting for their programs.

      It resulted in the test card being burnt onto the screen. It was so clear.

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      Re: whilst the sky+ is paused

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      What you need to do is blast the screen with a bright white blank image for about as long as the persistent image was displayed. If your LCD allows it, turn the brightness down while you do this to preserve the backlight life.

      The problem is, getting a blank white image onto the screen. Easy if your LCD has a PC connection or can display an image file - not so easy otherwise.
      Good suggestion, I was going to say the same.

      Some newer TV's have facilities to help restore the screen and prevent pixel burn in the first place.

      Check your TV's "Image" menu for something like "Pixel rotation" and turn it on if you can see it. This reduces the chance of and image "burning" the screen by rotating the pixels on the screen every so often (20/30 mins I think)

      It's also possible your TV has the option to actually display a brilliant white screen to do exactly what Saturday was suggesting.

     

     

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