Scott Wilkinson on Home Theater

Episode 1438 (25:14)

Scott Wilkinson

Scott joins Leo to talk about the OLED burn-in problem that some LG phone users have been complaining about. Scott says that OLED TV makers have been using a technique called "pixel shifting" or "pixel orbiting" to combat burn-in since the pixels are subtly and constantly changing. Now phone makers are using the same technique. But it's odd because Leo says that both Samsung and Apple are using OLED screens and there haven't been many complaints. Scott says as long as you don't have the same TV image on for hours at a time, burn-in won't be an issue. But he wouldn't put the old Yule Log video on for days at a time this holiday season, either. Also avoid watching stations all day that has a "ticker" on the bottom, like sports and news stations.

Is there anything you can do if burn-in happens? Scott says no. Once it's burned in, it's burned in. But you can certainly prevent it from happening. Or just get an LCD screen.