I have an LG C1 48", with no apparent burn-in. I’m not that heavy a user of it, though (at most four hours per day), and I’ve set KDE to turn on an lock screen after ten minutes of inactivity. I also try to avoid leaving windows in the snap zones when I don’t use them, to avoid burning in a big cross.
Wendell has had the same model TV for about as long as I have, but probably with a lot more on hours than mine, and I was curious to hear what his experience had been, so I asked him in the Q&A. He said it’s fine, just run the pixel cleaner every now and then.
Just bear in mind that this model of TV doesn’t have any displayports, only HDMI. And if you use an AMD GPU on Linux, that means no 4k120Hz without dropping to chroma 4:2:2, because the HDMI consortium are total gits. I have discovered that, while it doesn’t have any ports, it does still support the displayport protocol, so if you have a USB-C to HDMI cable and a USB-C port with DP passthrough enabled, it’ll work just fine, 4k120Hz10bpc4:4:4 etc. My motherboard has one of those but my GPU doesn’t, so I plug the screen into the iGPU and let the dGPU render into a framebuffer, like on a laptop. It’s not an ideal monitor, but it does give spectacular screen space for work, and superb picture quality/immersion for games. Elite Dangerous with a space mouse and a webcam head tracker is a spectacular experience.
I mainly use Linux, which doesn’t support HDR anyway, apart from Libreelec.
I only run Windows as a VM for games and then I use HDR and yes HDR has a higher peak brightness, which then puts more strain on OLEDs.
ups sorry, you are right, those suckers should be burning in hell…
By pressing the green button with the two dots on the remote 7 times in a row, the TV shows the color bit depth.
YCBCR420 even at 100Hz, with 60Hz it is 444, damm it!
That’s my assumption as well, and in terms of burn-in it’s basically the worst case scenario. A bunch of static squares all day with very little motion. You can watch films or play video games all day and never get even a hint of burn-in, but OLED as a computer monitor is very quickly going to burn in taskbars and wallpapers and a big central cross.
Personally - and now contrary to the statement made in the other thread - I would probably end up using the display 3-4h for work, i.e. browser, burp, vscode, terminal, and 2h for gaming on a day. Naturally, I would not game every day on it but I would also not use it for work every day.
Thus, the risk of burn-in might be higher than if I was to use the monitor for content consumption alone. That being said, it is unlikely that I would have it set to very bright as I do not have any windows in my back.
Currently, it seems like most arguments against OLED come from people who have not been using OLEDs However, I also do not want to end up worrying every single time time I use the screen.
A lot of time has passed since that video. I’m delightfully surprised that running the pixel cleaning more often than I used to, since I am nearing the end of my 3 year lifetime, and things are still fine, is very encouraging. If I get 5 years out of it I will be so happy. It looks like I’m on course to get5 years, maybe more.
its likely detectable at this point, but I haven’t noticed it other than on full white screens you can tell the display is a little… inconsistent. going back and forth between a lot of different computers through the week… it just feels better sitting down at an oled display tho