Originally Posted by fierce_gt
totally agree. i wish the media coverage saw it that way too. Instead of article after article about the dangers of oled, why not put the blame where it's deserved? there is no reason for static logos, crawlers, etc. when CRT was the only option, these things didn't happen nearly as much, because when they did, they caused burn in and consumers got pissed. then LCD's came out, and they could handle static images well, and suddenly it was the displays fault.
either way it's a shame, because burn-in is a lot more avoidable if you don't watch network programming.
what i really need to see is comparisons between oled and plasma. i mean, i get that lcd's are going to be way less prone to burn-in, but that doesn't in any way tell me whether i personally need to worry about it. i've had zero burn-in issues with plasma, despite using one as my main PC display(htpc, so plenty of mixed usage) for over 3 years. so if oled is similar to plasma, then it's a non-issue for me. if it's significantly worse than plasma, then i'd like to know that.
OK there's a good observation... that the graphic design of cable news channels is in effect an artefact of LCD flat screen ubiquity. I guess question number one is whether viewers created this. In other words, I cannot get into the mind of a news channel junkie. I do not watch TV at all, with the singular exceptions of once a week sports, some casual gaming, and tons of movies. Never all-day news channel.
But all-day news channel people exist, and I bet they like vivid mode too, lol. Which, i might note, is the mode all TV makers (who show TVs at all) use to show off TVs in their booths at CES. So all that coverage you read is of vivid mode TVs. Yay!
Hey I get it... burn in is not issue for the typical AVS member or commenter. Why would it? Just being here means you are exposed to what you need to know to avoid it. Like the article associated with this thread, lol.
Plasma's brightness limitations, BTW, are the beginning and end of that discussion. Run an OLED as dim as a plasma and you'll not have much to worry about. Brightness speeds up the uneven aging.