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I distinctly remember reading a short press release 2~ 2 1/2 years ago from one the "biggies" in OLED technology, Samsung, LG, Sony + Panasonic, that a milestone had been reached when they achieved an operating lifetime of 10.000 hours for the blue OLED, i can't remember if that amount was MTBF or best-of-tested batch.
Since apparently blue OLED has the shortest lifetime, does anyone know what is currently its estimated lifetime compared to red and green ? I would hope that fact has improved since then.
I've been kind of leery of OLED technology ever since reading about that " milestone" as well as the fact that just like CRT and plasma, the user should always be aware and careful about high contrast static images onscreen too long, not to mention station logo IDs.
I understand that LG OLED displays are using a simpler technology involving only white OLEDs coupled with layers of R/G/B filters instead of the more complex "true trio tech" of R/G/B OLEDs championed by Samsung which has provided very low yields of acceptable panels, and if i read correctly Sony + Panasonic have merged their OLED research and manufacturing line, and now this article from NHK. To me that's too much "in flux" still going on...