Question Gaming/Oled dilemma

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  1. asv1990

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    Hi there,

    I got price matched an e7 55" for 1399 including the cash back offer but I predominately use the tv for gaming as well as the occasional movie and the threads on screen retention seem alarming.

    Should I go for this deal or go for a different high end LCD?
     
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    How often do you play the same game? Screen burn is caused by constantly displaying exactly the same content, not just the same type of content.

    Games generally are fine but if you play the same game continuously for months or years then it might be worth looking at an XE93 instead.
     
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    I usually dont game much but play multiplayer or fps type games now and again like GTA or Destiny but not often I would say. I'm usually quick to move onto the next game.
     
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    I game for hours on my e6 for the last year, a mix of non hdr and hdr games via a ps4 pro, with no hint of screen burn in the year I've had it, as long as you let the tv do it's compensation cycles when you put it into standby you should have no issues
     
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    You'll be fine then.

    I have seen advice that not showing static content for the first week helps in the long terms but I don't know how true that is.
     
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    I'm only concerned about fifa
     
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    Is that true? Is the screen burn not cumulative?

    So say for example you put 100 hours into a game with a red health bar in the top left hand corner, you put 100 hours into another which has a yellow bar in more or less the same place. You watch news which has a red logo in more or less the same place etc etc. Would this all be adding up to wearing out the red sub pixel in that area even though it isn't exactly the same content?

    I'm thinking of getting a C8 and the screen burn is worrying. Spent alot of time reading through the screen burn threads
     
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    As I'm aware screen burn in OLEDs is differential ageing. You see the ghost image because it's slightly tinted as one set of subpixels are less bright than the others due to more use.

    So while your example would add to the visibility of screen burn, as soon as you spend a few months on a game with a blue energy bar in that area you'd see a reduction of screen burn as the ageing of the blue subpixels caught up with the red ones.
     

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