OLED Burn-In... RTINGS.com has some interesting data

Todd Anderson

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As an OLED owner (and previous user of plasma TVs as primary televisions in our house), I've always held real-world impacts of burn-in at arm's length. Sure, in commercial settings like an airport, I'm sure there's a good chance fro image retention on both technologies. But in a home? I'm not 100% convinced its something to be concerned about. My panasonic plasma (bought in 2008 or 2009) began show some propensity to image retention near the end of its life. Score boxes from sports games and logos from news channels and the like. But it would alway disappear when other content was displayed.

I've owned an LG OLED for 2 years and I don't believe I've seen any instances of IR. Definitely nothing close to burn-in.

RTINGS.com, which I hold as one of the best sources for TV evaluation on the net, has been OLED burn-in tests for some 5300+ hours. The results are interesting:

https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test

I'm curious how everyone feels about burn-in. Is it a concern? Does it influence your purchasing choices?
 

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My rear projection tv had burn in so I am shy of getting OLED but so far from what I can tell from OLED owners, they have not experienced any burn in.
 

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I've had my LG C7 for two years(?) and I've seen no indications of burn in. I also have two old Panasonic plasmas and neither of those have any inkling of it either.

The only time I see anything resembling burn in is when calibrating using a window pattern. When you check 100% white or WTW, you can sometimes see a hint of it. But it goes away quickly.
 

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Burn in on my ST60 50" Panasonic plasma is only visible on a solid white background in the lower right corner but its very faint and I cant see it during any normal programming.. I would be surprised that OLED would exhibit the same characteristics as plasma. I still love the image quality of my plasma
 

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My Panasonic plasma eventually developed some ghosting/burn-in issues... primarily after watching baseball games.
 

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Our Samsung is ate up with it.. Which means a OLED is not in consideration at this time.
 
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