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OLED TV burn-in is unavoidable... (Off-Topic)

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Saturday, January 02, 2021, 17:00 (267 days ago) @ Kermit

if you view static images long enough. So says the tech who just replaced my screen. Pixel shift or pixel refresh does nothing. He's replaced thousands of them.

I posted below, but here are the details of my burn-in:

  • The super bar in the lower left. (Yes, my Destiny HUD transparency is set to low.)
  • A youtube logo in the upper left. One too many nights falling asleep with youtube on.
  • A strange blob in the middle of screen. This one is inexplicable to me.

Still think OLED's picture quality is superior to anything out of the box, but the tech's advice was bracing and disappointing. He flat out recommended buying a different TV for gaming. Sigh.

I'm making this a fresh post to make sure you OLED owners will see it. Sorry for the bad news.


How long have you had your OLED Tv?


Since November 2017, and I know several others here who bought them around the same time. At least a few Bungie employees did, too.

3 years?! I guess you then started seeing the burn-in start around the 2 year mark? Man that sucks!

Other than your instance here, the only other data I can find about Burn-in is from RTINGS Burn-in Test. It's a shame you're having the issue, but I thank you for talking about it here.


Yes, that site existed when I bought mine, and their info helped to inform my decision.

With your experience now, do you still feel it was helpful?


If anyone is interested, CES occurs digitally on Jan 11-14 this year. Keep an eye out on "MicroLED" TVs. As I understand it, it's comparable to OLED without the risk of Burn-in.


Yes, that's one of technologies I'm watching.

One more caveat about this tech guy--it sounded like he spends a lot of his time replacing screens because of burn-in. He claimed he'd done 1000s. He may have a jaded view, but on the other hand, he's local and that's a lot of screens with problems.

Well, seeing as his job is fixing TVs, there is the risk of Selection bias. Also, a 1000 or such may sound like alot, but its meaningless unless we could know how many TVs have been sold. Unless this repairman mentioned an increase in the rate or something along those lines, something with experience and time, I'm not sure I would put too much stock into it. It is an interesting note thought.


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