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How Do I Get Rid of Burn in on OLED TVs?

OLED Burn-In

Episode 1782

Fred from Yorba Linda, CA

Fred has a problem with burn-in on his OLED. Leo says that it may or may not be permanent. Some burn-in can be recovered. Try putting a bright white background on the TV for a long time. That could recover the screen area that's burned it.

Modern OLEDs avoid it by using "pixel shifting." So if you're thinking of replacing it, prices have gone down recently. 

Why is my LG OLED having burn-in?

Screen Burn-In

Episode 1754

John from Nashville, TN

John's LG OLED is suffering from the burn-in of channel logos. Leo says that the LG shouldn't have that problem since they use pixel shifting to combat it. It should be corrected by using the clear panel noise option in the settings. Also, use cinema mode vs. vivid or demo mode. That will make the screen less bright. 

Burn-in does occur, but it's become less and less of an issue. Most burn-in is image retention that should go away after a few minutes. 

What TV Should I Buy? LCD or OLED?


Episode 1753

Anthony from West Hills, CA

Anthony is looking to get a 75" TV. OLED or QLED? Samsung or Sony? Leo says that there are projectors, but they're not really 4K and are a bit dimmer. So that leaves LED LCD and OLED TVs. OLED offers bolder colors and deeper blacks. But they are best in dark rooms. LCD LEDs are ideal in bright ambient rooms. They are also more affordable. Leo recommends the LG OLED. They are incredible.  But LG, Sony, Samsung all make great LCDs. Even Vizio and TCL make great TVs for the money. But the 77" LG OLED CX is the best on the market right now. 

Scott Wilkinson on Home Theater

Scott Wilkinson

Episode 1438

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.

Google Pixel 2 XL Suffering From Burn-in Issues

Pixel 2 XL

Episode 1435

Customers have been reporting a serious burn-in issue on the Google Pixel 2 XL, many had issues straight out of the box. Google has acknowledged the issue, along with a clicking noise, and hopes to fix it with a firmware update. But this could be a huge problem for Google. It's too bad, because Leo really likes the Pixel 2 XL. It has a beautiful design and a great camera.