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j0j081
01-08-07, 08:29 PM
In terms of color (picture) quality and brightness do LCDs degrade over time like crts? Just wondering how much good life I can expect out of this new Samsung and if I should be turning it off all the time.

Q
01-08-07, 08:44 PM
In terms of color (picture) quality and brightness do LCDs degrade over time like crts? Just wondering how much good life I can expect out of this new Samsung and if I should be turning it off all the time.

Yes to both. We have some really old LCD's at work and the color on them is very, very yellow. That might just be how those things were produced, though. Backlights will die over time, as well. As to how long it will last.... you got me there. I wouldn't worry about turning it off all the time though for that reason alone.

OldOfEvil
01-08-07, 11:52 PM
I have an old 15" NEC, circa 1996, that still works. Though it is very dim now compared to anything new you can get. You'll probably buy a new LCD or whatever, before your new one dies or degrades on you.