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Will it damage my LCD screen if I display a stream of continuously changing randomly colored pixels, at the monitor's refresh rate, for a long time? As in, will it damage it any more than displaying a more coherent image?

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Not, as far as I can tell. If anything, the opposite of this (displaying a static image) is more harmful to displays: this is called screen burn-in.

screen burn-in example (from that Wikipedia article)

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Thanks for the answer :) – Thomas May 30 '12 at 11:10

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