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5 hours ago, Energy said:

I am wondering if monitor screen burn is still an issue.

We have plenty 24/7 systems at work, and we only experience this on CRT's, We only use Dell and NEC screens for the non CRT applications and never had any similar experiences. 

Most of the monitors were installed about 8 years ago, and none shows any signs of "Screen Burn".

To my knowledge only CRT's is affected by "Screen Burn", and of coarse the older Plasma TVs , but LCD displays are normally not affected. Suppliers of Plasma and OLED displays normally apply a technique of moving the image a bit to reduce the affect,  and although burn in is not as common in LED, color fading might occur.  

This all leaves you with LCD as the safest option imo. (All our permanent on screens are LCD)

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44 minutes ago, The Terrible Triplett said:

Jip, only CRT's did that.

FWIW. LED screens use less power than LCD screens.

My experience is a bit different. I have done a few CCTV installs with LCD screens, and after a few years they all have some burn in.  I even  have the Waze speed circle burned into my Samsung S5  OLED screen from when i was driving 3 hours a day.

Just for interest both "LCD" and  "LED"  screen uses LCD panels for the pixels, when flatscreens came out the LCD panel was backlit by a flurenct tube, this was later changed to LCD panels with LED backlights that uses less power as you stated. True LED screens are now called OLED , where each pixel is an LED.

But most screens uses pixel shifitng to prevent burn-in . I have a 10 year old plasma with now burn-in at all. 


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4 hours ago, Jaco de Jongh said:

normally apply a technique of moving the image a bit

Although I was aware of this technique , I wasn't aware of this:  "Screensavers derive their name from their original purpose, which was an active method of attempting to stave off screen burn. By ensuring that no pixel or group of pixels was left displaying a static image for extended periods of time, phosphor luminosity was preserved."

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