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Windows 7: Screen Saver Question

23 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
Screen Saver Question

Is a Screen saver with a flat panel LCD Monintor nessecary anymore?

Also, is it better to "power off" an LCD, or let it go into "sleep" mode along with the Comptuer?

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24 Sep 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello dbtmellis,

No, a screen saver is not needed for a LCD or LED monitor or TV. A screen saver was meant to help prevent screen burn in for the old CRT (tube) monitors.

Personally, I think it would be best to let the LCD/LED go into sleep mode after X amount of minutes of being idle, or let them go to sleep with the computer. This way you can save some energy, and a bit off the electric bill when you are not using them.

Hope this helps,
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27 Sep 2011   #3

Win7 64-bit Ultimate

While not necessary, there is a condition called "Image Persistence" that looks just like Burn-in from old CRT monitors. I've personally had this on one of my monitors.

LCD Image Persistence

Like Brink said, better bet is to just have the monitor turn off after a period of time. It also helps save the backlight in the LCD - which can grow dimmer over time.
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