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Hello Forum,

Could we please keep a topic dedicated to how to test for defects or issues a new 4k UHD HDR OLED TV after unboxing?
- Links to test files
- Links to other testing resources
- Checklists of what to do
- Warnings of things not to do while testing (things not obvious, easy mistakes to make, etc)

Summary of my meager initial list plus replies so far:
  1. Read the manual.
  2. Load USB drives with test patterns.
  3. Unbox.
  4. Connect external devices.
  5. Test all empty ports still empty to make sure none are dead.
  6. Inspect for no dead pixels. Links to good dead pixel test slides:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emnTTyN1Mdc"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emnTTyN1Mdc
  7. Binge on NetFlix, Amazon Prime Video, or YouTube content for at least 20 hours straight :eek:
    (or at least 5 x 4 hour sessions. See @video_analysis reply for why.)
    Then, check for uniformity using IRE (Institute for Radio Engineers) field patterns here:
    https://mega.nz/#!f4Ig2ASC!iu7UrrzLIK4sqiUoUO8JZ_C13Pz0euJqDY47lz-xYcs"]https://mega.nz/#!f4Ig2ASC!iu7UrrzLIK4sqiUoUO8JZ_C13Pz0euJqDY47lz-xYcs

Context:
I've purchased but not received a LG E6, but hopefully this info would be generic enough to be helpful to anyone.
Using USB drives instead of what I described below would be easier according to smart people :).
I've never hooked up a laptop up to a TV.
I imagine testing is simply a matter of finding the right files or EXEs and connecting my ThinkPad's DisplayPort to the TV.
Then I would use the TV like a computer monitor for testing.

Calibration:
@buzzard767 advised me that,
"The TV needs a couple hundred hours of break in time before becoming stable. Unless the calibrator is going to make a free return visit, put it off."
So I think calibration is outside this topic scope.

I realize this info might already be here across a couple different threads, but it would be cool if it were all in one condensed place.
 

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Checking for uniformity after unboxing might not be advised...in fact, waiting until about 20 hours (after approximately 3 compensation cycles, which automatically run about 10 minutes each after 4 hours of consecutive TV runtime) of use would be better advised. Nonetheless, you can get the IRE field patterns here: https://mega.nz/#!f4Ig2ASC!iu7UrrzLIK4sqiUoUO8JZ_C13Pz0euJqDY47lz-xYcs

You can simply copy them to a USB drive instead of fiddling with connecting your laptop/tablet. There is no DisplayPort input on the TV anyway, so you would need an HDMI adapter. ;)
 

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Hello Forum,

Could we please keep a topic dedicated to how to test for defects or issues a new 4k UHD HDR OLED TV after unboxing?
- Links to test files
- Links to other testing resources
- Checklists of what to do
- Warnings of things not to do while testing (things not obvious, easy mistakes to make, etc)

Summary of my meager initial list plus replies so far:
  1. Read the manual.
  2. Load USB drives with test patterns.
  3. Unbox.
  4. Connect external devices.
  5. Test all empty ports still empty to make sure none are dead.
  6. Inspect for no dead pixels. Links to good dead pixel test slides:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emnTTyN1Mdc"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emnTTyN1Mdc
  7. Binge on NetFlix, Amazon Prime Video, or YouTube content for at least 20 hours straight :eek:
    (or at least 5 x 4 hour sessions. See @video_analysis reply for why.)
    Then, check for uniformity using IRE (Institute for Radio Engineers) field patterns here:
    https://mega.nz/#!f4Ig2ASC!iu7UrrzLIK4sqiUoUO8JZ_C13Pz0euJqDY47lz-xYcs"]https://mega.nz/#!f4Ig2ASC!iu7UrrzLIK4sqiUoUO8JZ_C13Pz0euJqDY47lz-xYcs
The black in that youtube video doesn't look anything like plain black to me. It looks like someone took a soft blanket, rippled it up and curled it around, and it has reddish hints... OLED55E6P
 
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