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Old 12-30-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Is "screen burn" something to worry about?

So normally when I am done reading, I put my Sony PRS-350 into sleep mode until I'm ready to pick it up again. Now I've only had it for a bit under a week, so this isn't a concern yet, but should I be worried about possible "screen burn"? Similar to what can happen on TVs when they display the same image for prolonged periods of time. They end up displaying a ghosted version of that image permanently. So would I be better off completely turning the reader off, or is it fine to keep it on Sleep mode?
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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E-Ink screens are not affected by the same burn-in that occurs with LCD or Plasma TVs.

Sometimes with a dark image on the screen you will see 'ghosting' after turning the page but this will go away after 1-2 page turns and is not permanent.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:36 AM   #3
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Sleep mode is fine. The old screen burn is particular to the old CRT displays/TV's I believe. As you know, the e-ink screens are quite different than that.

* I just Wiki'ed it. CRT (cathode ray tubes), and Plasma screens (to a lesser extent), are susceptible to screen burn in, but not LCD's. Screen savers these days are mainly for aesthetic reasons.

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Old 12-30-2010, 11:55 AM   #4
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but not LCD's
But I will swear that the LCD at work shows tha SAP-dropplet in the top right corner even if switched off.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:01 PM   #5
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But I will swear that the LCD at work shows tha SAP-dropplet in the top right corner even if switched off.
But, but...Wiki said so. And, you know, if you read it on the Internet, it MUST be true!
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