LCDs and Screen Savers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hugh, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Hugh macrumors 6502a

    Hugh

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    Erie, PA
    #1
    A friend of mine told me that a Screen Saver are no longer needed because the LCD screen can't have screen burn it.

    Is this true? If so can you explain to me why?

    Thanks! :)

    Hugh
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

    samh004

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    Australia
    #2
    Something similar to burn-in is still possible and there's no reason why you wouldn't use a screensaver, they're nice, however just sleeping the display when your not using it is easy too.
     
  3. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

    Dark Dragoon

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    UK
    #3
    Here is a photograph of my 20in Apple Cinema Display after a few hours of being left on the background.

    The grey image is a solid grey fill.

    [​IMG]
    It's annoying but not permanent. This is why I normally use a screen saver or set my screen to turn off after a few minutes.
     

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