The screen at the store looked like it had a very light LG OLED logo only with white. When I displayed the test picture I could not see it. It has 9k hours on it. I've read for store models you double that time due to brightness and assuming the 30k life it is over half it's life expectancy. However, it still looked bright to me(not sure how bright these are supposed to be)
When I got it home and ran some RGB test pictures it was clear it had very bad burn-in(I'm calling it burn-in cause I think it's permanent). The red and green and splotches all around the middle of the screen. The blue wasn't as splotchy but you could see that faint LG OLEG text that is clearer when all white. The splotchy and text is noticeable occasional with some content
I'm currently trying to see if it is only IR and getting rid of it(or at least make it less noticeable). I am going to run a "burn-in" fixer which just flashes and wipes all the colors across the screen. I know it only degrades it more but I'm just doing it to keep the pixels charged for ~1 hour and then I will turn it off for another hour. I'll run it a bit before bed and leave it turned off(but plugged in) over night. If its still there after a couple days then I'll unplug it for a day. I'm not getting my hopes up and will consider returning it if I can't reduce the burn-in.
I also have a logitech remote and learned there is a service menu you can pull up with a special remote. There is supposed to be an extreme voltage drift compensation mode in the service menu that runs much longer then the one the occasionally runs for 5min after turning off the screen. Is it a good idea to explore that option?
1.) Will running a flashing RGB pattern for 1 hour then power off the TV help reduce image retention (burn-in)?
2.) Is it possible to access the service menu and initiate a longer voltage drift compensation routine?
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