Wow Did I Just Learn A Very Expensive Lesson - Don't Leave Tsw2 Menu Up Long Term On Your Screen

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  1. paul.pavlinovich

    paul.pavlinovich Well-Known Member

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    I left my machine running with the game on the menu... I know it runs pretty crazy frame rates but that shouldn't really kill anything. I came back inside after a couple of hours of doing chores and started a scenario to find that the menu is burnt into my screen. Hopefully it will clear while the monitor is off but if it doesn't my $800 photo editing monitor is now stuffed and I am very sad. So a word of caution, don't leave the menu running. Note I'm not suggesting this is the game's fault... any bright static imagery will do it apparently.

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  2. Callum B.

    Callum B. Well-Known Member

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    Make sure to run some OLED wipe videos! If your monitor doesn't have one built in, try running this for a few hours:


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  3. JZJ90

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    Wow! I didn't didn't think screen burn was a thing in this day and age! I remember it being a big problem on the old plasma TVs but it's been years since they've been around now. What type of monitor was it that this happened on?
     
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  4. LWDAdnane

    LWDAdnane Active Member

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    Nothing to do with the game itself, that is just the nature of some screens. Would've happened with any static image.
     
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  5. paul.pavlinovich

    paul.pavlinovich Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Callum B. I found from googling and ran it for five hours and the ghost is mostly gone.
    JZJ90 neither did I - apparently some 2K and 4K OLED panels are quite susceptible including mine
    LWDAdnane Yep
     
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    buy new mon
     
  7. paul.pavlinovich

    paul.pavlinovich Well-Known Member

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    Noooooo proper monitors are bloody expensive!
     
  8. Callum B.

    Callum B. Well-Known Member

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    Excellent!
    N.B. I think that video deserves an epilepsy warning. Wow!

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  9. junior hornet

    junior hornet Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Screen burn. Takes me back to the 90s and all those fancy screen savers. I didn’t think it existed anymore. I hope you get it sorted.
     
  10. OldVern

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    Screen burn is still an issue on some older OLED TVs. We have a LG 65” as our main TV and we will not run anything game related on it. Even wary about TV channels that display a fixed logo or programmes like BBC Breakfast with the big red banner at bottom of the screen.
     
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    Aciiiiiiiid
     
  12. davidh0501

    davidh0501 Well-Known Member

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    Bet that was a shock.
    Photographic monitors can cost between one and a half to two grand upwards.
    Which one do you have Paul?
     
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    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    Burn-in on any type of display is very unlikely these days. What you can get is " image persistence or retention ", but it usually goes away after a period of normal changing images. To avoid it, use a screen saver that kicks in after about 15 minutes of inactivity.
     
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