More [H]uman than Human
- Aug 7, 2004
Hey fellas. I had a 2015 LG EG9600 OLED, which I traded up for a 2016 C6, which I traded up for a 2017 C7 (solely due to lower input lag vs the C6, which is a dramatic difference). I have had zero burn-in on any of these TVs. Image retention can happen, but it goes away. With that said, I do take a few steps to help prevent the problem which doesn't really affect my usage, and isn't too outlandish...
1. When not gaming, I use a different picture mode for lower brightness (OLED light around 20-30 - my room is dark so it's actually almost necessary considering all the white desktop windows).
2. All my desktop icons are in the middle of the display, so that they are covered by my browser window, etc. the vast majority of the time. I also web browse with about a 50% horizontally sized window since full screen is a bit insane to browse with at 55" close up.
3. Task bar auto-hides.
4. After 5 minutes, my screensaver goes to a 100% black image to turn off the pixels if I am briefly stepping away from the TV. I always power off the TV when away for extended periods.
Thanks man, I remember you from the big Samsung 4K thread and that you eventually went OLED. I was hoping that you would chime in. I might be PM'ing you for tips and guidance if I have any questions (assuming you don't mind). I'd like to get the most out of this set!