Originally Posted by Patsfan123
The first oled has a lot of miles. At 5400 hours you might have the most used OLED on the forum. I just broke 1000 after owning the TV 6 months and I think mine is on alot.
Since the 2nd TV only shows 3 hours, it's definitely been repaired. Maybe a whole new panel or at least a new control board.
I just got off the phone with LG support. They asked for all three serial numbers and verified that:
OLED#1 (purchased June 7.2017)= never been registered. (LG Sticker says April 2016 on the back for manufacture date) - The 5399 hours indicates store shelf display. (I looked on the back of the tv and it has a "shelf display" red tag on it)
(purchased July 6,2017)= never been registered. (LG Sticker says May 2016 on the back for manufacture date) - The 4597 hours indicates store shelf display. (I looked on the back of the tv and it has a "shelf display" red tag on it too)
OLED#2 (purchased June 28th, 2017)= this is the one with 3 hours and the serial numbers and model did not match (LG sticker vs. "about this tv" in menu)... (LG sticker says July 2016 for manufacture date)
They typed in this serial number and found:<BEST BUY REPAIR - June 16,2017 - replaced MAIN CONTROL BOARD and RESET TV.INITIALIZED>
That explains everything!
The tech said the new main control board makes it good as new though? Would you keep it?
Yes, the OLED have alot of miles, but, the pQ looks amazing and getting each for 1k is a pretty good deal. I think when these were first released they were $2999.99, so my thinking was 3 for the price of 1.
Still on the fence about this 2nd one though.. Maybe I will just keep 2 of them and give back the repaired/refurbished one.. Thoughts?