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A new test shows Samsung’s QLED TVs are devoid of any burn-in effects

Samsung has been facing fierce competition from rivals’ OLED TVs in the market. The Korean company’s decision to no longer make any OLED TVs has turned out to be a drawback in the premium TV segment crowded by competitors’ OLED offerings. To counter the growing threat, Samsung has been working to inform the customers about the issues associated with OLED TVs.

Prominent among Samsung’s attacks on OLED TVs is the burn-in issue. The company’s marketing has been quite vocal about the burn-in problem associated with the OLED panels and has even tweaked the warranty policy of its QLED TVs to boast about the absence of burn-in issues in its TV lineup. Samsung’s attacks were so aggressive that LG even decided to take legal action against these allegedly misleading claims.

Proves Samsung’s premium TVs are more durable

Samsung seems to be in no mood to change the strategy and is continuing to focus on the burn-in effects. In a new press release on its website, Samsung is boasting about the absence of any burn-in in its QLED TVs according to a new test conducted by Video, a German tech magazine, in collaboration with a global testing lab named Connect Testlab.

The certification test was based on the Information Display Measurements Standard (IDMS), an international standard for measuring panels, and showed that Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs were devoid of burn-in and afterglow problems. According to Samsung, this 72-hour endurance test reaffirms that Samsung’s premium TVs are more durable than other offerings.

OLED TVs indeed suffer from burn-in effects, but how serious are these problems is a matter of contention. OLED TV manufacturers argue that these issues are blown out of proportion and are a minor inconvenience compared to the stupendous picture quality offered by the OLED panels. Samsung focusing more, directly or indirectly, on the drawbacks of OLED TVs doesn’t necessarily paint a very positive picture of its QLED TV lineup.

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Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

QLED the best

iamnigeloke
iamnigeloke

As a former owner of Samsung’s plasma TV, burn-ins occurred after 2012, barely 2 years into using that TV. It progressively got worse till this year when the burn-in was obvious enough to spoil the entire image entirely. My friends pressed me to get a Japanese manufacturer (Sony, Panasonic etc.) and I went to step back on the raging technology race and settled on a Panasonic IPS 4K HDR TV. Since its IPS, burn-ins are virtually impossible.

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Having Samsung plasma from 2013. no burn ins, i can see that a panel is a little tired today colors are fading away, but hey the TV is powered 8-10 hours a day, almost every day, so kudos to Samsung, also having Sony Bravia XF80 in bedroom great TV set, when Samsung plasma dies I’m shifting to QLED for sure

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

QLED panels are a variation of LCD panels. Of course they will not suffer from burn in effects because the technology they are based on is not suffering either. But these panels have the same weaknesses as LCD panels such as not true black levels. It may be an improvement over regular LCDs but it’s still not on the levels of OLED panels. Both technologies are not future proof. The only way to go for the future is non-Organic element LED panels which have all the advantages of OLED panels and don’t suffer from burn in effects. They should start… Read more »

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

QLED is the future with micro-led also, this is 4th generation QLED and it is already better than oled, the black is great and 100% rgb color volume

locarno
locarno

Now do that test on AMOLED panels in S8/S9/Note 8. Burn-in guaranteed

gogolak
gogolak

But you keep a phone for max 2 years. I don’t know a single person that changes tvs in like 5-8 years. 5-8 years for an OLED is imposible

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Nobody should be forced in a way or another to change a phone after 2 years. That’s planned obsolescence at it’s most extreme. Samsung and Google needs a good slap on the face because of that stupid policy. It’s beyond unacceptable. An even bigger slap also on the face of people who find that the 2 year policy is ok. You are the cancer of the Android ecosystem.

jjuanix
jjuanix

I am still using my first galaxy S, the Galaxy S1, since 2011 and it has any burning problem… so, it depends of the user.

DareDevil01
DareDevil01

My S6 is over 3 years old and has no burn-in. My friends S8 is barely a year old and has slight burn-in. The difference is he keeps his brightness on max whereas I keep mine on auto.

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Ofcourse, only idiots have brightness on 100%, also having S6 edge for 2 years, and S7 edge for 1 year no problems