Vertical band after 2000 hour pixel refresh on c1


Standard Member
Hi all

6 month old tv that was perfect before the 2000 hour pixel refresh that ran two days ago

I now have vertical bands that are visible in panning content or grey images. It's not bad compared to others I've seen, but... it's still there

So- should I,

A. wait it out? Does the pixel refresh "settle" after some weeks of usage?

B. Run another pixel refresh?

C. Get LG/Best Buy to swap the set? I've heard about the swap lottery and know that mine is not bad compared to what I'm potentially getting if. I replace it

Its not awful but unfortunately I know it's there so I can't unsee it now/I did not have this issue before the 2000 hour pixel refresh

Thanks for any advice


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If you can't see it in real world content I wouldn't worry about it. I stopped checking my TVs (had OLEDs since 2015) with colour and greyscale charts a few years ago I haven't looked back. I'm reasonably certain that you can find issues on most TV's if you go looking for them.


Active Member
My old B6 did this after the first refresh and it never went away, tried everything and it spoilt the TV for me. I wish I'd done something about at the time but hung on to it until screen burn killed it a few years later


Well-known Member
Never mind the banding, that uniformity looks awful (or is it the angle of the camera)?

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