Azuren said:
jakemania said:

I have a 55" 2015 OLED that I use as my computer monitor and frequently game on. I have had no issues with burn in or image retention at all. I also have a 2017 65" OLED that I haven't had any issues with either.

I just simply don't believe you. I'm sorry, but OLED technology doesn't work like that, and you're either not using an OLED or lying because your computer monitor would have burnt something in the first year. 

Not sure why it's so hard to believe. Phones have been using OLED/AMOLED screens for years. Sure, some have burn-in/IR, but that doesn't mean every single screen is going to have issues. I have the 55EC9300 and the OLED65C7P. 

Edit: Thanks Hynad, I guess that makes my point for me.

Hynad said: 

But you're making a bigger deal out of burn-in that it is"

From the link a shared:


"We include this section begrudgingly, both because burn-in is a misnomer (that’s just an aggravation) and, for most folks, the effect will not be an issue.

The effect we’ve come to know as burn-in stems from the days of the boxy CRT TV, when prolonged display of a static image would cause that image to appear to “burn” into the screen. What was actually taking place then was the phosphors that coated the back of the TV screen would glow for extended periods of time without any rest, causing the phosphors to wear out and create the appearance of a burned-in image. We think this should be called “burn out.” But … whatever.

The same issue is at play with OLED TVs because the compounds that light up do degrade over time. If you burn a pixel long and hard enough, you will cause it to dim prematurely and ahead of the rest of the pixels, creating a dark impression. However, in reality, this is not very likely to cause a problem for anyone — you’d have to abuse the TV intentionally in order to achieve this result. Even the “bug” (logo graphic) that certain channels use disappears often enough or is made clear so as to avoid causing burn-in issues. You’d have to watch ESPN all day every day (for many days) at the brightest possible setting to cause a problem, and even then it still isn’t very likely.

That said, the potential is there, and it should be noted. Since QLED TVs aren’t susceptible to burn-in, they win this fight 

Last edited by jakemania - on 26 November 2017