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Screen Saver on HDTV

  • HDTV
  • Windows XP
  • Home Theatre
Last response: in Home Theatre
July 27, 2009 5:41:02 PM

I have a 42" 1080p LCD HDTV that I use as my computer monitor. I recently heard that turning my HDTV on and off frequently is bad for the life of the lamp, so I started using the default Windows XP screen saver (black screen with Windows XP logo moving around) instead of turning my HDTV off so often.

My question is... would a black screen style screen saver help save lamp life over leaving my desktop up without a screen saver or of course turning on and off my HDTV on and off every half-hour to couple hours?

I don't want to lower my backlight setting anymore than it is and I'm just wanting to confirm that an almost black screen is better for the lamp than a fully lit one

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July 27, 2009 7:56:27 PM

Link doesn't work
July 27, 2009 10:09:46 PM

Anyone else?
July 27, 2009 10:33:22 PM

Given the number of posts; all linking to the same... questionable... url, I'd probably recommend a thorough virus/ad-ware scan of your system.

As to your question, I'm sorry, but I don't know, but I would expect that if it's true, the same would apply to monitor LCDs (I could be wrong here). I've been turning my monitor off and on several times a day for the last few years without issue.

-Wolf sends