Originally Posted by tpi2007
Yes, that's what I meant, thanks. Some people complain about the blues giving up sooner.
Anyway, I was just reading this article
and it seems clear why it would be problematic using OLEDs for, say, professional computer usage. Say you're a photographer doing photo editing. The kind of image retention that happens after as little as 45 minutes can potentially affect your entire workflow.
Older OLEDs suffered from that issue, but LG ones do not. They use a completely different OLED type (WOLED) which more or less completely resolved the blue issue.
Image retention is a thing and it happens in as little as a few minutes of a static image - but you'll never notice it and it's nothing to worry about.
If you play a game for a few hours which has a completely static UI, and then throw up a white screen you can see that the TV slightly
dimmed down that section of the TV to prevent further retention. If you throw up a solid dark gray image, you can usually barely make out the UI right after a gaming session. Dark gray is the only color that will show it. This goes away simply by turning the TV off then back on, or doing something else for a minute or so. I have never noticed in real content, I only noticed it when I was new to OLED and being careful by throwing up slides to check for burn-in all the time.
My friend who has the much older Samsung OLED (RGB OLED way more prone to burn-in), got his task bar burned in pretty bad after he left his computer on few a couple days with no screen saver enabled. It was very noticeable in real content. He hid his taskbar for a few weeks, and now even on solid images it's completely gone.
I'm a firm believer that permanent burn-in is near impossible on these. Even if you let it get out of hand by keeping a computer on for a few days, with no moving images, my guess is that running the TV with a moving image for the same amount of time would clear it all up. The TV also offers a feature that will shut the TV down for one hour, and do a thorough cleaning of the panel. I've never had to do it, because every time you turn the TV off normally it does a shorter version of it.
With that said, I would still recommend running a screensaver just because they are so expensive. Edited by Murlocke - 1/11/17 at 2:22am