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Q: LCD Front Projection Screen ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: LCD Front Projection Screen
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: telarium-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 04 Oct 2004 13:11 PDT
Expires: 03 Nov 2004 12:11 PST
Question ID: 410222
I have a Sharp LCD front projection screen:

I was wondering if it would be o.k. to use a Playstation on this type
of projector. I know that some bulbs in these projectors can be
damaged by such video games. I'm not looking for 'burn-in' - but
rather if the Playstation itself will damage the bulb in other ways.

Subject: Re: LCD Front Projection Screen
Answered By: skermit-ga on 06 Oct 2004 12:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
You should be able to use it without problems not concerning burn-in.
The LCD Projector doesn't know what video signal is coming in whether
it be from a laptop doing a presentation, or a Playstation. The main
risk comes from burn-in due to prolonged static images being displayed
(like the health bar in a game, although I've seen the Microsoft Start
Menu burned into many a LCD projector). So I took the time to write
Sharp's support team and received this response:

The game system could be connected to the video input. It is not
recommend for long use due to it could cause burn in.

Please advise if you have any further questions. 

Kim Davis
Customer Service Representative
CE Products Group

If you want to email Kim Davis back and ask her more questions, her
contact email is . Thanks for your question.

telarium-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $4.00
Awesome, thanks!

Subject: Re: LCD Front Projection Screen
From: katanatan-ga on 05 Oct 2004 11:29 PDT
Google won't let me become a researcher, so I can't really devote lots
and lots of time to answering your query.

The fact is that burn in is really an issue in few instances:

1. Archaic TV Screens, with crap phosphors.  Not an issue for you or
anyone who's bought a new TV in the past 15 years.

2. Non-DLP based rear-projection TV sets will burn in.

3. Old LCDs, as far as I know, there's no specific cut off date, I
would hazard a guess that anything beyond first generation active
matrix-TFTs is probably just fine.

4. Many, many plasma sets.
Subject: Re: LCD Front Projection Screen
From: katanatan-ga on 05 Oct 2004 11:30 PDT
That projector is hella old, I would guess that it would suffer from
burn in.  *shrugs*

Take care,

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