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twynne
2005-11-27, 09:58
I've just added a shiny new SB3 to the family (used to be just a Slimp3) and I couldn't be happier with the new one. One question though... if the date/time 'screensaver' is enabled when the player is in standby is there any risk of damage to the screen? If not damage, will the life of the display be affected at all? Also would there be any difference between the Slimp3/SB3 due to the change in screen technology?

It just seems most of the date/time screensaver doesn't actually change often enough to be considered a 'saver' - only the minutes/seconds.

Any views?

Thanks in advance,

Tom

Mark Lanctot
2005-11-27, 10:59
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will weigh in
here because the subject interests me too.

But note the VFD technology has been used on VCRs
for decades now. Apparently the only "wear" on
the VFDs is that they get slightly dimmer over time.

Have you ever had a VCR VFD fail? I haven't. And
it's on all the time, with certain segments on for
hours at a time.

Now the VFDs in the SBs are much more
sophisticated than even the VFDs used in A/V
receivers, but still, the technology is the same.

twynne wrote:
> I've just added a shiny new SB3 to the family (used
to be just a Slimp3)
> and I couldn't be happier with the new one. One
question though... if
> the date/time 'screensaver' is enabled when the
player is in standby is
> there any risk of damage to the screen? If not
damage, will the life of
> the display be affected at all? Also would there be
any difference
> between the Slimp3/SB3 due to the change in screen
technology?
>
> It just seems most of the date/time screensaver
doesn't actually change
> often enough to be considered a 'saver' - only the
minutes/seconds.
>
> Any views?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Tom
>
>

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