Can thunder bugs (thrips) get in an oled tv screen

Discussion in 'OLED TVs Forum' started by colinw, Jul 9, 2015.

Tags:
  1. colinw

    colinw
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    499
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +23
    Hi,

    I know this is an unusual question to ask and maybe nobody knows the answer but i would love to know if these pesky thunder bugs can get into an oled tv.

    Every year these critters appear during the summer and no matter how hard i try they always get in my lcd tv and ruin it forever.

    I have no tv in the living room now until they go away, its all bagged up complete with a bug in the screen.

    What i don't know is construction of the panel compared to lcd, hence why i'm hoping they can't get in oled tv's.
     
  2. vaktmestern

    vaktmestern
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    8,475
    Products Owned:
    35
    Products Wanted:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +3,540
    Seems those thunder bugs is a huge uk problem o_O

    Well the oleds has vents on its back side so the uk bugs might enter there.
     
  3. fluxo

    fluxo
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    7,185
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +2,351
    @vaK

    I'm not a fan of those upward facing vents. They're dust traps and maybe in the case of the poster above bug traps. AFAIK, the original EA9800 didn't have any vents. The back cover, though, wasn't a very exact fit. There were some small gaps around it which could be access points.

    My preferred design would be to have the unit entirely sealed and deal with heat transfer by using metals, heat flow pipes, fins, whatever. I don't expect to see anything like that soon.

    I remember these thunder bugs when I was younger. I lived in more of a rural location then. I haven't seen them much in recent years. Maybe the occasional one.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015
  4. colinw

    colinw
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    499
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +23
    ok thanks for the replies.

    i don't mean get in the vents as such, what i mean is actually in the layers of the lcd panel, they walk around for a while until they die in there and they are always visible then while watching tv, especially with say a white background, it looks like you have several dead pixels in a row.

    so i guess they can get in oled tv's in the vents etc but are there layers of screen they could get into like lcd. i'm hoping there are no layers and maybe the screen is a sealed unit due to the millions of oled's etc.
     
  5. vaktmestern

    vaktmestern
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    8,475
    Products Owned:
    35
    Products Wanted:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +3,540
    So this isnt from bad hygiene or cleaning those flyes come from?:suicide:
     
  6. rogdodge

    rogdodge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,145
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    Location:
    Limburg, Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +497
    I thought the OLED screen was one piece.
     
  7. raymondo77

    raymondo77
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,056
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Reading, Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +8,779
    Pretty much this. There's no separate backlighting so there's no need for any gaps. Certainly feels - and looks - like the screen of my EG960V is one sealed unit.
     
  8. fluxo

    fluxo
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    7,185
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +2,351
    These creatures normally live outdoors. They only end up inside a house because they're stupid. It has little to do with hygiene.

    I've Googled around and curiously I could not find any examples of people with PDPs encountering this problem. Another argument in favour of plasma, I think :)
     
  9. rogdodge

    rogdodge
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,145
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    Location:
    Limburg, Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +497
    Yep. Plasma will fry them to death. :D
     
  10. colinw

    colinw
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    499
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +23
    Thanks for your comments.

    We have a field near our house and they get blown in from there. They can also fly and are attracted to light and heat, hence if your TV is on chances are they will be inside the layers of the lcd panel in no time.

    It bad enough getting them in your lcd, and I thought about maybe getting an oled but as these cost so much more money I did not want to take a chance and find out they still get in.

    I also thought about plasma just yesterday but it seems there are not many places selling them now.

    I need to ask a shop to loan me an oled for bug testing, that would be best :)
     
  11. fluxo

    fluxo
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    7,185
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +2,351
    I was in the kitchen last night and I felt this thing on my head. Bloomin' spider crawling on me! :D

    I don't know how it got there. Ghastly feeling. For the rest of the night I kept sensing bits of web. The stuff is so fine you can scarcely see it, so you can't be sure if it's real or imagined.

    I am not hostile to wildlife, but it's not very polite of it to take up residence in my home without so much as a "please".

    Anyway, back to the thripsological issues. You may wish to note that there have been some other threads on AVF about bugs behind screens:

    Thunder bugs in lcd tv | AVForums
    Thrips aka: thunderbugs (sorry if not right area) | AVForums
    Bug crawling around behind my screen ! | AVForums
    Damned 'thrips' ! | AVForums
    Hope you don't get this with your LCD ! | AVForums

    I can feel paranoia developing!
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
  12. colinw

    colinw
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    499
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +23
    Yes i realise there were other posts but was asking in the oled section just in case someone owned one in a storm bug infested area and would know if they can get into the panel or not.

    thanks anyway :)
     
  13. Batts800

    Batts800
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2015
    Messages:
    15
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Stevenage
    Ratings:
    +0
    Did it look like this? image.jpg
     
  14. vaktmestern

    vaktmestern
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    8,475
    Products Owned:
    35
    Products Wanted:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +3,540
  15. Batts800

    Batts800
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2015
    Messages:
    15
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Stevenage
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thank you, It's an led TV, Sony Bravia, it has me puzzled
     
  16. fluxo

    fluxo
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    7,185
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +2,351
    It takes millions of years of evolution to produce a bug that perfectly aligns with the pixels.
     
  17. leedebs

    leedebs
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    1,985
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +122
    Had one on my LG plasma about 2 years ago...........even took pics (will see if I can find them)spoke to a guy in RS about it & even arranged a callout, the next day it had vanished though which was weird:confused:, anyway cancelled the callout & bug has never been seen since:clap:
     
  18. Batts800

    Batts800
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2015
    Messages:
    15
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Stevenage
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks, Am I safe to rule out the bug in that case and go with the dead pixel theory?
     
  19. fluxo

    fluxo
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    7,185
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +2,351
    Does the dead pixel have legs? ;)
     
  20. colinw

    colinw
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    499
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +23
    I agree that looks too aligned to be a bug.

    I will take a photo if i can of my bug in my tv, i'm not great at taking photos but will try.
     
  21. vaktmestern

    vaktmestern
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    8,475
    Products Owned:
    35
    Products Wanted:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +3,540
    In Denmark Samsung got sued of that issue
     
  22. mattys

    mattys
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    102
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    london
    Ratings:
    +28
    once got a ferret wedged down the back of my oled panel, nightmare it was.
     

Share This Page

Loading...