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Old Jan 24, 2017, 2:56 PM   #1
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Will it harm my digital cameras if I store them near the big screen tv ? The tv is a Sony Bravia 46" LCD . Thanks.
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Old Jan 24, 2017, 5:15 PM   #2
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I don't know of any reason for you to be concerned.
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Thank you TCav that's good to know.
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If anything, I would be cautious of sitting the camera or the TV near anything with a strong magnetic field, such as large stereo speakers, which of course have equally as large magnets in them.
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Will it harm my digital cameras if I store them near the big screen tv ? The tv is a Sony Bravia 46" LCD . Thanks.
G'day mate

The TV is not an issue - the biggest killer of digital camera sensors is the laser beam one finds bouncing around discos & concerts

There are many cases reported after a laser beam flashes across the sensor, it burns out those pixels displayed.

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Flat screen LED and LCD TVs don't have strong magnetic fields, any more than a laptop or tablet, really. CRT televisions generate some pretty high voltage electric fields, though. Older TVs, from the 1960's and 1970s could, sometimes, generate X-rays, which projected at right angles from the electron beam, (to the sides of the set) which could fog photographic film, which is probably where the idea comes from about cameras and TVs.
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I wouldn't do that. Digital cams are electronic and no two electronic objects should be kept at close range. Furthermore, I wouldn't want my cam to get heated.
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I wouldn't do that. Digital cams are electronic and no two electronic objects should be kept at close range. Furthermore, I wouldn't want my cam to get heated.
Electronic devices do not generate much EMF or magnetic fields, so can't very well interfere with one another. Also, LCD TVs don't generate nearly as much heat as their predecessors did.
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