[Videolib] Widescreen and Plasma TV

Nancy Miller (NMILLER@vbgov.com)
Fri, 07 Jan 2005 11:25:31 -0500

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I receive the following inquiry from one of our catalogers. Can anyone on =
the list expound on this. =20

We have routinely purchased widescreen for our collection. What are other =
libraries doing and are you planning to change based on this information.

Thanks.

Nancy

"I have heard that the plasma tvs are damaged by the black bar lines that =
appear on widescreen videos. =20
They also seem to be affected by the tv programs that run the "news =
flashes" on the bottem of the screens.

In both instances the plasma screen is "etched" and damaged.

Some of the store personnel in Circuit City and Best Buys confirmed that =
to us during the holidays. They said plasma tvs have about a 5 year "life =
span" and have to be replaced in part due to this issue."

Nancy M. Miller, MSLS
Collection Development Librarian
Virginia Beach Public Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1767

Voice: 757-431-3046
FAX: 757-431-3741
nmiller@vbgov.com
vbgov.com/libraries

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I receive the following inquiry from one of our catalogers.  Can anyone on the list expound on this. 
 
We have routinely purchased widescreen for our collection.  What are other libraries doing and are you planning to change based on this information.
 
Thanks.
 
Nancy
 
 
"I have heard that the plasma tvs are damaged by the black bar lines that appear on widescreen videos. 
They also seem to be affected by the tv programs that run the "news flashes" on the bottem of the screens.
 
In both instances the plasma screen is "etched" and damaged.
 
Some of the store personnel in Circuit City and Best Buys confirmed that to us during the holidays.  They said plasma tvs have about a 5 year "life span" and have to be replaced in part due to this issue."
 
Nancy M. Miller, MSLS
Collection Development Librarian
Virginia Beach Public Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1767
 
Voice:  757-431-3046
FAX:  757-431-3741
nmiller@vbgov.com
vbgov.com/libraries
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