How Does Screen Burn Reduction (Pixel Shift) Work?

Last Update date : 2014.09.11

Screen Burn Reduction(Pixel Shift)


To reduce the possibility of screen burn in, current model Samsung Plasma TVs are equipped with a pixel shift function. This function lets you set pixel shift up and down (Vertical Line) and side to side (Horizontal Dot), and lets you set the time in minutes between shifts so that the image shifts slightly on the screen at specific time intervals. The regular, timed shifting of the image reduces the possibility of screen burn in. The image shift, because it is so slight, is virtually unnoticeable to most viewers.

IMPORTANT:

1. The optimum pixel shift settings for your TV can be found in your owners manual, if you dont have your owners manual handy click here to visit the Download Center.

2. Because the pixel shift function reduces the possibility of screen burn in, you should set up and initiate the pixel shift function before you have a burn in problem.

3. Pixel shift is available on Samsung Plasma TVs only.

Using Pixel Shift For 2007 Model Year:


1. Press the MENU button. [The Main Menu appears]

2. Use the Down or Up arrow button until Setup is highlighted, and then press ENTER. [The Selection bar moves into the Setup menu]

3. Use the Down or Up arrow button until Screen Burn Protection is highlighted, and then press ENTER. [The Screen Burn Protection menu appears]

•Select Pixel Shift, and then press ENTER. Use the Down or Up arrow buttons to alternate the selection between On or Off, and then press ENTER to make your desired selection.

•Select Horizontal Dot, and then press ENTER. Use the Down or Up arrow buttons to alternate the selection, and then press ENTER to make your desired selection.

•Select Time, and then press ENTER. Use the Down or Up arrow buttons to alternate the selection, and then press ENTER to make your desired selection.

Using Pixel Shift for 2008-2011 Model Years:


1. Press the MENU button. [The Main Menu Appears]

2. Use the Right or Enter button once [The Cursor box moves into the Picture Menu]

3. Use the Up or Down arrow to select Picture Options, and then press ENTER. [The Picture Options Menu Appears]

4. Use the Up or Down arrow buttons to select Burn-in Protection, and then press ENTER. [The Burn-in protection menu appears]

NOTE: Pixel Shift will be grayed out if you are using the Screen fit or Justscan picutre sizes.

•Select Pixel Shift, and then press ENTER. Use the Down or Up arrow buttons to alternate the selection between On or Off, and then press ENTER to make your desired selection.

•Select Horizontal, and then press ENTER. Use the Down or Up arrow buttons to alternate the selection, and then press ENTER to make your desired selection.

•Select Vertical, and the press ENTER. Use the Down or Up arrow buttons to alternate the selection, and then press ENTER to make your desired selection.

•Select Time, and then press ENTER. Use the Down or Up arrow buttons to alternate the selection, and then press ENTER to make your desired selection.

•Please check your user manual for the recommended shift times, as it is different per model year. Example: For 2009 Plasmas, the optimum setting is 2 Horizontal pixels, 4 Vertical pixels every 2 minutes. Double check your user manual for the recommended settings.

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