Screensaver...Save or kill?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thisisanacc, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. thisisanacc macrumors newbie

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    When today I read something somewhere else, some words just reminded me a question.

    Some says that Screensavers just save the old CRT monitor but do kill the currently using LCD monitor.

    Is this right? So iMac should never use any screensavers no matter they are plain ones or 3D ones?
     
  2. AVR2 macrumors 6502

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    Who says this? And how is a screensaver going to "kill" an LCD monitor? It doesn't make any sense.

    If you're going to say that screensavers are dangerous for non-CRT monitors, you might as well say that using your computer normally is dangerous for non-CRT monitors.

    All a screensaver does is ensure that the image on the monitor is constantly changing and so reduces the risk of image burn or pixel latency or whatever you want to call it. Flat-panel monitors aren't immune, despite what some people think.
     
  3. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    The screensaver back then should prevent the electron beam to burn into the RGB mask of the screen...
     
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