LG OLED B8 Black Line Defect (vertical)


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my 2 year guarantee for my LG OLED B8 ended less than one month ago. My panel started showing a black vertical line. I can see the black line defect in any input, on all channels and apps. The night before the vertical black line defect appeared an automatic pixel refresh run after the first 2000 hours. I was happy with my panel before i had zero issues i watched full series of The Haunting of Hill House and played Resident Evil 7 and 2 remake on it and no banding issues that i could see. Only after the automatic pixel refresh this appeared. I have attached photos.

Needless to say that LG support treated me as an outcast. The new panel replacement with labour cost as much as i have paid for the whole TV. I get the feeling this is planned obsolescence.

Anyone who have a similar problem with theit LG OLED TV?
I wonder what is causing this defect and if its truly the 2000 hour pixel refresh or something else.


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