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Can watching videos too often on Macbook Pro "wear down" the screen?

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Aug 18, 2013 2:29 PM

I watch most of my TV shows on my new macbook pro, and my mother just informed me that if you watch videos too often on a mac, that the screen can apparently wear down and die. Is this true? I'm not sure exactly what she meant by that or what could happen to my computer, but it doesn's sound exactly correct. Thanks!

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  • Gerald Edgar Level 3 Level 3 (615 points)

    If you don't get an answer here (the Mac Pro forum), perhaps try another forum, more appropriate for a Macbook Pro.

  • RatVega™ Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)

    Back in "the old days" when we all had green letters on black screens like in "War Games" (Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy) there were problems with "burn in" which was caused by the fact that only certain parts of the screen got used because the displays were text only. This is kind of like a prehistoric version of the problem with early plasma displays. Efforts to save CRT screens led to the creation of the ever-popular "Screen saver."

     

    Most moms don't track display technology, so the notion remains that all video monitors are just shinier versions of last century's 15"/50 lb. wonders. Not so. Today's monitors will wear out, but most will be killed by their users long before that. Modern monitors CAN go off in color, loose brilliance, etc. over time  but not specifically from movies.  Notice I said movies, not video. The way we use computers these days, pretty much everything is video.

     

    Keep calm and surf on.

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