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

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Saturday, January 02, 2021, 19:44 (260 days ago) @ Kermit

If anyone is curious why burn in happens…

The organic elements of OLED displays dim over time with use. The brighter they are, the faster they dim. The relationship is essentially linear (double the brightness will halve the life, triple the brightness cuts the life by 1/3, etc). Static elements like a game HUD essentially cause uneven wear on the OLED elements, making them dim at a different rate than the surrounding pixels. It's easier to see over a large patch of similar colors, which seems to be how you identified your burn in.

This is essentially why burn in on CRTs happened (phosphors dim with time as well, but modern CRT displays are extremely hard to burn in.)

The solution… well it's to use an LCD TV for gaming. Other than stuck pixels, any image retention is temporary.


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