Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Lightguns Arcade1Up --- Bug Reports --- Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news

  

Author Topic: Can MAME artwork cause burn in?  (Read 222 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

LeedsFan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1042
  • Last login:May 02, 2019, 11:33:03 am
Can MAME artwork cause burn in?
« on: April 24, 2019, 04:59:53 am »
Maybe I'm just being paranoid?  But I'm not monitor expert. So the question is can playing one particular vertical game for a length of time (say 3-4 hours or so) with vertical bezel art permanently displayed down the sides cause any burn in on a relatively modern(ish) vga PC CRT monitor?
NOT an arcade monitor.

I just feel like it's not the thing to do... but it might be fine?

lilshawn

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6240
  • Last login:Yesterday at 05:23:09 pm
  • I break stuff...then fix it...sometimes
Re: Can MAME artwork cause burn in?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 02:43:46 pm »
anything being displayed on a CRT has the possibility of buring into the screen given enough time.

LeedsFan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1042
  • Last login:May 02, 2019, 11:33:03 am
Re: Can MAME artwork cause burn in?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 06:01:05 am »
But how much time? Would it need quite a few hours? Or just a couple? Or is this too subjective and depends on type/manufacturer of monitor etc?

yotsuya

  • Trade Count: (+21)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18753
  • Last login:Today at 01:58:30 am
  • 2014 UCA Winner, 2014, 2015, 2016 ZapCon Winner
    • forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,137636.msg1420628.html
Re: Can MAME artwork cause burn in?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 01:44:50 pm »
You need to turn the monitor off and on every 108 minutes
***Build what you dig, bro. Build what you dig.***

nexusmtz

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 345
  • Last login:Yesterday at 10:40:58 pm
Re: Can MAME artwork cause burn in?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 04:01:16 am »
But how much time? Would it need quite a few hours?
Many hours, dependent on the tube and the brightness of the static image. But collapse a bright picture to a line or dot, and you'll increase the potential for burn-in significantly.

big10p

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 678
  • Last login:Yesterday at 03:40:20 pm
  • Mmmm, arcade classics!
Re: Can MAME artwork cause burn in?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 05:10:11 am »
Yeah, many hours. Don't worry about it. Remember arcade monitor have lived most of their lives switched on for 8+ hours a day, every day. Static stuff like score lines and 'insert coin' is what usually gets burnt in over a long time. More modern PC CRTs are probably less prone to burn in too, although I'm not sure why. Just never seen one with burn.