260 gtx Vs. 280 gtx - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2009, 04:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
True Techie
Atech66's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: N Ohio
Posts: 196
Default Re: 260 gtx Vs. 280 gtx

Ya I will look into it further gave me some good points to think about.
I almost crapped my pants when my son ran his PS3 on that TV and when he turned it off it had a image ghosted on it but it cleared completely up after acouple hours of reg full screen tv viewing.
My understanding is that LCD will burn in and Plasma will just have image retention is this correct? Im wondering if a PC hooked up would be any different as far as possibly damaging the image I don't game for an hour when I game I game till I am done wich usually takes awhile when i get the time.
Since then I got him a wii and i only use the PS3 for the Blue Ray.
I don't mean to get far off topic here. But i guess its still in refference to video cards.

Atech66 is offline  
Old 02-07-2009, 04:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
TF's First Dry Ice User!
Peter.Cort's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 5,018
Default Re: 260 gtx Vs. 280 gtx

LCD's won't burn in. Plasma's will. Image retention and burn in are the same thing. Plasma's will, but most have a feature that automatically gets rid of it.

Also if you're looking to get a plasma just don't leave the computer on the same screen with the TV on for many hours straight or you will get permanent burn in and be sol.

A notice to EVERYONE who has posted here with a computer problem, I highly encourage you to keep current with the forums, even if it's browsing for 10-15 minutes during lunch, or before you go to bed at night. There are many things that you can learn and apply to future issues. My goal is to help people get to a point where they can use their own knowledge to help themselves, and others.

Also please use the search button. You've got a 50/50 chance that someone's asked your question and we've answered it.
Peter.Cort is offline  
Old 02-07-2009, 08:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 807
Default Re: 260 gtx Vs. 280 gtx

Burn in really isn't even a problem anymore. As long as you stick with Panasonic or Pioneer it shouldn't be an issue. Go with a Samsung and you're taking a big risk.
Thresh25 is offline  
Old 02-07-2009, 09:59 PM   #14 (permalink)

Baez's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: 260 gtx Vs. 280 gtx

Burn in with all Plasmas is going to be a problem. There are just different severities of it.

Baez is offline  
Old 02-08-2009, 12:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 807
Default Re: 260 gtx Vs. 280 gtx

I have yet to have a customer have a burn in problem in the last 8 months i've worked in sales if they stuck with a Panasonic. Very reliable.
Thresh25 is offline  
Old 02-08-2009, 12:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,078
Default Re: 260 gtx Vs. 280 gtx

I used to rep for Panasonic and according to them you would have to keep the same image on the screen for about a week to actually get any long lasting burn in. And even then it would go away after a while. And that was a couple years ago so I would think their even better now. I've also always heard great reviews from people that own them so I don't think Panny is lying.

@Thresh25. Does Samsung really have a problem with burn in? I always thought they were around Panasonic level...?

"Now I lay my computer down to sleep, I pray the hard drive my files to keep, If I should lose power before I save, I pray the hard drive my backups to take"
The Techies' Bible - Dario 1:1
dario03 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free Far Cry 2 With GTX 260 & GTX 280? Osiris PC Gaming 1 10-20-2008 05:54 PM
XFX Offers Cash Back To GTX 260 & 280 Owners Osiris Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 7 07-17-2008 11:35 AM
ATI readies OEM Special: SuperRV770 to challenge GeForce GTX 260, 280 NightSurge New Technology and Products 24 07-05-2008 03:12 PM
ATI Radeon 4800 forces Nvidia to make price cuts for GTX 260, 280 Redmo0n Polls 2 07-04-2008 11:02 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.