Originally Posted by Andre Yew
I have physically seen LCDs burn in. Prior to that I thought it was impossible, too. The circumstances were extreme: a PC login screen left on for weeks at a time.
The pixels couldn't "˜burn-into' anything. They could die (i.e. turn into dead pixels and not light up again), but they wouldn't stay in place. Now, you can have live pixels, which are the reverse of dead pixels, they won't turn of, and stay one particular color all the time and never change, but you can't have entire image retention on an LCD.
It has to be some kind of freak accident on a very, very cheap and badly made LCD screen exposed to extreme circumstances...even then, I really can't see it happening, its not the nature of the technology (it of course has its own set of problems).
I want to see a picture of the screen you are talking about (frankly, it has to be seen to be belived).