TECH OLED owners, do you watch the news or play games with HUDs?

Jumpem

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I am thinking about getting one, but am still concerned about burn in.

Do you watch the news still or try to avoid it with an OLED? What about network shows with a logo in the bottom right?

My kids play video games a lot with static elements on the screen.

Thoughts? :wavey:
 

hootpie

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I ran a 50 or 100 hour burn-in thing (overnight several nights in a row) when I first got my OLED like 4 years ago. Have had probably about 3000 hours of viewing time on it since then, so I'm not worried about burn-in.
 
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Jumpem

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its a TV not a family heirloom. watch the news. play some games. if it burns in who gives a shit. by then 85" OLEDS will be $89 at walmart.
True. The question is how long you get out of it before the panel or entire set needs to be replaced.
 

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If I have burn in I haven't noticed it. We usually have CNN or local news on in the morning in the background. I've been playing COD on it pretty regularly over the last year as well. Other than that it's standard movies/shows. Don't run it at max brightness (you should do this with any tech if you want the best pq) and you should be fine. We've had ours for 3 years now. Before this TV all I owned were plasmas and I treated them the same way without issue. Panasonic and Pioneer Elite panels. I did notice on the Panasonics I'd occasionally get slight image retention after gaming but that would clear up after going to another source.
 
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I ran a 50 or 100 hour burn-in thing (overnight several nights in a row) when I first got my OLED like 4 years ago. Have had probably about 3000 hours of viewing time on it since then, so I'm not worried about burn-in.
Do you watch things with static logos or content?
 

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I just looked on my OLED and I'm at 2900 hours in 3 years. A lot of that was daytime TV when my mom was here watching my son. She watches a lot of QVC as well which is static. I run it in a calibrated ISF mode.
 
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that was the conclusion I came to as well before purchasing
Eh, I think it's worth mentioning. To be honest, if LG covered it in their warranty, I'd say so myself but since they don't, I can't recommend it to someone that doesn't have the full info.
 
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burn in is way over blown
Not according to the master image retention thread on AVS forums. :dunno:

News channels, with their bars at the bottom, seem to be a cause if you watch them enough.

I am trying to figure out how much my viewing habits will have to change. Or not to worry about it and get another TV in a couple of years.
 

I<3URANUS

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Not according to the master image retention thread on AVS forums. :dunno:

News channels, with their bars at the bottom, seem to be a cause if you watch them enough.

I am trying to figure out how much my viewing habits will have to change. Or not to worry about it and get another TV in a couple of years.
With OLED, not worrying about it and getting another is definitely the best way to do it. Or buy with BB's plan that covers if and you're set.
 
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Eh, I think it's worth mentioning. To be honest, if LG covered it in their warranty, I'd say so myself but since they don't, I can't recommend it to someone that doesn't have the full info.
I'm taking precautions with it, running overlays in games with 50% opacity, screen saver goes to black screen after 3 minutes of idle, leaving all the anti burn in features on. I typically don't play games for hours on end either. If I get 3 years out of it I'll be happy because I'll upgrade again at that time. This tv can then go into a bedroom at that point.
 
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I<3URANUS

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I will say this, they're definitely cheap enough now to not stress about it too much. Especially since you can get a 65" for around $2k. I can only imagine by the time your need to repair/replace it, they'll be even cheaper.
 
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Not according to the master image retention thread on AVS forums. :dunno:

News channels, with their bars at the bottom, seem to be a cause if you watch them enough.

I am trying to figure out how much my viewing habits will have to change. Or not to worry about it and get another TV in a couple of years.

again stop reading circle jerking from TV nerds. If it was a big issue OLEDs wouldn't be selling
 
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One time I paused a porno for 10 mins and now I have a huge dick burned into my screen that's extremely noticeable at all times
 
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I'm taking precautions with it, running overlays in games with 50% opacity, screen saver goes to black screen after 3 minutes of idle, leaving all the anti burn in features on. I typically don't play games for hours on end either. If I get 3 years out of it I'll be happy because I'll upgrade again at that time. This tv can then go into a bedroom at that point.
Yup. That's kinda the way I think about it. I know I come off as anti OLED in these threads but I'm not. It's definitely the best tech currently and it's awesome. It's just that it needs to addressed.
 

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Eh, I think it's worth mentioning. To be honest, if LG covered it in their warranty, I'd say so myself but since they don't, I can't recommend it to someone that doesn't have the full info.

The BB warranty covers it for "normal use" which is probably some really low number of hours.
 
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