Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike
Therein lies the rub. Specific colors age faster on WOLED and are more susceptible to burn-in for those specific cases. Again, I acknowledge that my OLED is much brighter than my plasma, whether it's 40ftL or 35ftL, same difference. I just don't know that I would say that even if I matched brightness on both, that the WOLED would be just as resistant. For a particular color, it would still age faster than the Plasma, even at the same brightness level.
In any case, OLED is still awesome. Just may not be the safest choice for someone that games as much as I do. But if Best Buy will really cover BI, then that makes it much easier to stick with it. May stick with it anyway, just because I've always preferred emissive. Never had to deal with BI before, though, so it just gives me pause.
Aging rate is a function of:
-color (blue is the OLED color that intrinsically ages fastest)
-current density (by increasing subpixel size, aging rate can be decreased)
-content viewed (blie has ended up being WOLEDs most aging-resistant color because it is used so rarely in content)
LGD started out being much more concerned about aging of blue than they were about aging of red, so they made the blue subpixel ~2X larger than the other colored sub-pixels from day 1. In 2016, red was the smallest sub-pixel (along with green).
Then they discovered that in the real world, the red subpixel is used far, far more than the blue subpixel and aged fastest as a result (despite having an intrinsic material lifetime that is 2-4 times that of blue).
Starting with 2017 WOLEDs, LG has been increasing the size of the red subpixel to decrease current density and aging rate and to increase red lifetime.
The red subpixel has gone from 69% of the size of bue subpixel on 2016 WOLED to 158% of the blue subpixel on 2019 WOLEDs (and red subpixel size has more than doubled (111% increase). In 2019, red is the largest colored subpixel.
LG can make red a slowly as they want by continueiing to increase its size (at the expense of reducing other subpixels and hence increasing their aging rate). So it is just incorrect to state that any specific color on WOLED will age faster than on plasma at the same brightness level.
LGD did not understand the market requirements of average real-world content in 2015 when they designed their WOLEDs panels for 2016 production. As a result, your B6 red ages (and burns-in) much faster than any other colors (and possibly even faster than your plasma at equivalent brightness levels).
If you had a 2019 WOLED and reduced brightness levels to match your plasma, you'd be talking about a red current density which is less than 12.5% the rec current density you've had on your B6 which means a lifetime which is greater than 10 times as long.
Would a 2019 WOLED delivering 10 times the red lifetime you've experienced be aging faster than your plasma? Almost certainly not. But even in the unlikely case that it was, LG could further increase red lifetime by another increase in red subpixel size.
And all of this is in addition to increasing efficiency of the WOLED stack as LGD has announced that they are planning for 'Future' WOLED panels: