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OLED TV burn-in (Off-Topic)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 13:25 (29 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Who told you it was permanent? True burn in on OLEDs is rare. Temporary image retention is much more common, and it should go away. Burn in is really only a thing on CRTs.

On the other hand, you get a new panel for free so weeeeeee!

A week of using Pixel Refresher hasn't made a dent, so I'm skeptical that it's temporary. There's also that fact that except for the mysterious blotch, it's exactly the burn-in I would expect.

That's not to say that the risk of OLED burn-in is overstated by many, or that the advantages of the technology don't outweigh the risk. LG tech support has something they call a burn-in one-time replacement policy that involves replacing $1000 screens. I don't think they'd do that if it wasn't real.

BTW, it won't exactly be free. Labor will be $300. Still worth it.


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