Originally Posted by wxman
First it was 5000 hours. Well, I am close to that number on my EF9500, the vast majority of those hours with OLED light at 100. No issues whatsoever. Now it's 10,000 hours. Someone will hit that, have no issues, and the goalposts will be moved forward to 15,000 hours, and then 20,000 hours, until something bad happens so we can see that post "I told you so" This is getting ridiculous. Enjoy your tv's and quit worrying. Life is too short.
Agreed. I don't think that the current proposal is going to be statistically accurate. Maybe good conversation over a beer or two but mostly useless. Way too many variables (panel size, firmware version, viewing distance, viewing environment, viewing habits, source material, ad naseum). Interesting, sure. Ultimately useful, no. Will BI happen on some sets, absolutely. Will it be worse on some than others, sure. But that's the chance one takes with a newer technology. Nothing is guaranteed. Most of us are informed enough to know what we were/are getting into so I'm just going to enjoy the hell out of my set until, and if, issues arise. I'm not going to go looking for issues. That's ridiculous even for someone who is as OCD as myself
BI is real for some, but we need to be very careful when discussing it as to not infer that those who went with OLED made a bad decision or were fools to do so. That deters from the legitimate conversation about issues, real or imagined, and gets into the dogmatic "I'm right and you're wrong and you're a fool for doing so". We've already seen that with one poster who is no longer with us and any valid points he may have had, were totally lost with his rhetoric.
Keep it civil folks. After all, this is only television so let's help each other if need be and not be judgmental about it.