Dear AVSforum experts,
I just bought my first OLED TV ever, the 55" Sony A1 (I think without the letter e? exact model I was sold says kd-55A1BAEP), and was horrified by the artifacts I was seeing on the screen and even in the introduction menus. I have attached pictures, which show the white, clearly defined area on the left edge of the screen, also continuing from the lower left corner to the bottom edge of the screen. In fact it's so visible, I first thought it is just some effect in Sony's menu that is supposed to be there. However after viewing some uniformity test grey screens I was sure it was a faulty screen.
Well, I got the TV replaced and what do you know... second unit has almost exactly the same kind of artifact visible, with the exception that it is more confined into the left edge of the screen without continuing on the bottom edge. Pics of the second screen also attached.
Can you please give your opinions, is this "normal" for OLED screens, similar as there exists light bleeding on back lit LCD's, or have I really gotten two faulty units with the same failure mode? In either case, I am baffled that a 2k€ TV can have such issues in the image quality, be it "normal" or manufacturing fault (maybe damage from transportation is also probable?). Has something like this been experienced with Sony before?
I have to say that all of the attached pictures have been taken with less than 1 hour of usage on the screen. However I would be very surprised, if this dramatic issue would vanish on it's own by putting more hours into watching the screen...
I would really appreciate all comments on this as an OLED noob.