How to check if your OLED TV has burn-in

Samsung has released a video on its YouTube page which shows OLED TV owners how to check for “burn-in” on their displays.

The video displays a red rectangle while music plays, and users are then given examples of how to spot burn-in on the display.

In the video, the burn-in manifests as vague black shapes over the red background.

Burn-in is the “permanent image retention” caused by leaving a static image on a screen for a long period of time.

OLED TVs are susceptible to this due to the way their pixels self-illuminate to display images.

The Samsung video then goes on to state that OLED TV users with burn-in can purchase a “burn-in free” Samsung QLED TV.

Samsung’s QLED TVs – which use LED backlighting – compete against LG’s OLED TVs in the premium TV market space. Both manufacturers have released models which support 8K resolutions.

You can learn more about OLED vs QLED TVs in our recent article on the matter.

Now read: New OLED technology could make displays more power-efficient

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