Can Clock Apps Cause Screen Burn?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Igoo, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Igoo

    Igoo Well-Known Member

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    Some apps like Easy Relax now have a feature to display a clock on the screen while it plays ambient sounds. I have a Bose speaker dock next to my bed, and i'd love to let it display the time every night... but i'm afraid of the iTouch version of monitor burn in. Is that even possible on an iTouch?
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  2. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm, Interesting question, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that it won't hurt the screen, but I'm going to hit google and see if i can find anything else on that... BRB
     
  3. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Ok from what I have found so far, no it's not possible to get burn in on the the iPhones LCD screen... But then again that's according to the Google... Take it for what it is...
     
  4. Mr. Charley

    Mr. Charley Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's possible. If it was a plasma screen maybe, but not an LCD screen....
     
  5. blurb35

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    Screen burns is a problem of CRTs, the old big heavy monitors of past days. Plasma displays can also have screen burn as basically each pixel in a plasma display is a tiny CRT. LCD displays (like the iphone's or ipod's or like an lcd monitor) do not have screen burn. They have other problems, the entire display becomes dimmer with time (not a pixel region), so you don't see screen burn artifacts. But the half life time (the time it takes the screen to become half as bright) on modern LCD screens is over 50,000 hours, that's 6 years assuming the display is on all the time...
     
  6. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Well, no need to worry about that. There's a new model of (insert device name here) every 2 years. Out of sheer curiosity, what plagues HD screens?
     
  7. Frand

    Frand Well-Known Member

    That's not entirely true. LCD screens can suffer from burn-in artifacts as well. They are not as prone to it as plasmas, but take a good look at your 1-2 year old LCD screen right where the Windows start-menu is located... you might find an unpleasant surprise.
     
  8. blurb35

    blurb35 Member

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    hehe... I use a mac :)

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