Originally Posted by damian069
Hopefully this is the right thread. As a potential Oled buyer this thread is concerning so I had some questions that hopefully someone can answer.
My viewing habits would be a couple hours of HDR gaming about 3 days per week, a couple blu rays per week and a couple hours of sports per week, and a couple hours if Netflix / HBO.
1) Would burn in be a certainty with my viewing habits? Are there a good percentage of people that have not had burn ins yet?
2) Is there any warranty that covers Oled burns ins via either credit card protection / warranty or a vendor warranty?
First, to answer your questions - #1
Possibly (see below), and yes. #2
I'm only aware of Best Buy Geek Squad protection plan covering burn in, but always read the fine print as things can always change.
HDR gaming or Sports - very risky if elements on the screen are static, colorful, saturated and fully opaque. Less risky if static elements on the screen are less saturated or somewhat transparent. Yellow, orange, and red are worst offenders, but any static elements of any color can burn in with enough time.
Blu-rays/Netflix/HBO - no reports so far of burn in from these, except if you use subtitles, those may be risky (use white or light gray and transparent if you can). That content almost never has any static or repeating elements so risk is virtually zero.
OLED Light setting affects how quickly burn in develops. Higher = faster. Lower = longer.