Screen Image Burn?

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  1. JerryRogan
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    I use the Motorola charging dock at night time, so the display is dimly lit all night long. Should I be concerned about the image being permanently burned into my screen, or is this a non-issue?
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    I could be wrong on this, but I don't believe this is an issue with the type of screen used on the Droid.
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    I have the hard leather case on my Droid, do you know if this would this fit into the dock with the case on it?
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    Nope. I made that mistake and bought the case....only a naked droid will fit in the multimedia dock.
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    Thanks for the heads up!
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    I'll agree, LCDs dont succumb to burn-in like CRTs and plasmas.

    But when my phone is in the charging dock for 10 minutes, it switches to a screensaver sort of thing. The screen goes black, and just the time and date are displayed in green. The time and date move around the screen, switching positions every couple of seconds. It's significantly dimmer, so I'm not sleeping next to a flashlight. OP, yours doesnt do this?
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    You must have a screensaver app, what you are describing is not a standard feature on droids.
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    Is this the charging mode screen similar to what teh Dare has? I am trying to find out where I can enable something like this.. help please...
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    No screensaver app that I'm aware of. It did it on my stock phone, DroidMod, Cyanogen, and now BB1.0.... I stick it on the cradle, and about 5-10 minutes after the screen shuts off and I get a pretty green clock.
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    Yeah I wish I could get rid of that, I hate it
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    Mine has never done that - wish it would so I could see it, but if I didn't like it, I'd want to get rid of it.
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    Actually LCD screens can succumb to a form of burn-in. With LCDs it's called image persistence. If the same crystals have been activated for extended periods of time then they start to develop a memory for that state. The effect is very similar to burn-in. The plus side though is that its usually reversible by simply turning off the screen for a day or two. With phones it's not likely to ever be a problem because the screen spends more time off than on and gives the crystals plenty of time to relax between charging sessions. But I suppose if you left it in the cradle for a year without turning it off then you might have a problem. :)

    CRTs work by the inside of the glass being coated with phosphors and firing electrons at the phosphors, exciting them and making the emit light. If that same phosphor is continuously excited it will slowly lose their ability to emit light.

    Plasmas work differently but the burn-in happens the same way as CRTs. Plasmas use tiny neon/xenon UV lights to excite individual phosphors (in a highly simplified way). The same burn-in happens from continuously exciting the same phosphors.
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    didnt realize it was downloadable right from here.. Hey man... Ive only had this phone for a week and its my first smart phone.. :biggrin:

    A question though, I now have the app on my phone, but the clock is taking up the whole screen, how do I get it to look like the one in the picture, so its only on the top of my screen
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    The one in the picture? They all take up the whole screen, that's the point...
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    Mine does this as well. I wish it wouldn't.
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    I just realized thats.. Thanks for sending the link!
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