Any danger of screen burn-in with these e-ink readers?



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    Tom Sawyer
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    Default Any danger of screen burn-in with these e-ink readers?

    Heya!

    I think the subject line of this post is self-explanatory. :P But yeah...I'm a little worried about letting nook sit too long with the same page of text on it, so I thought I'd ask--especially since I've never had an ereader and have no idea of what to expect with the screen.

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    Default Re: Any danger of screen burn-in with these e-ink readers?

    Roxie, I think there is very little chance of that. Since e-ink screens are not traditional LCDs they are not susceptible to screen burn in. I've even had my Sony stay on all night before with no damage to it.

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    Okay, cool. Yeah--I have no idea of what to expect with this e-ink screen, and this question's been on my mind, so I'm glad it occurred to me to ask just now.

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    I rarely turn off either my K2 or DX, and have never had that problem.
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    Default Re: Any danger of screen burn-in with these e-ink readers?

    As others said you won’t get burn in with eInk, but you may see ghosting, that usually happens when you are on one image for a while and go to another image that doesn’t cover the page as much. But the ghosting is NOT permanent and will usually go away after you change the screen 1 or 2 times.

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    Ah. Okay--that's what I've seen with nook. The ghosting. That was what worried me a bit about screen burn-in, too. But as long as it's not permanent, then that's fine with me.

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    This is good to know - thanks!

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    I know this sounds totally ridiculous and you'll all think I'm crazy, but I've always kind of liked a little ghosting on my eReaders, ha. The reason is because it looks a lot like seeing print on the other side of the page in a paper book and makes me feel more like I'm reading on paper. I dunno… like I said, ridiculous right?

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    Hehe I never looked at it that way, but i totally see what you mean!!

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