Sony KD55AF8BU 55 inch 4K UHD TV £1991.98 inc VAT. @ Costco
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Sony KD55AF8BU 55 inch 4K UHD TV £1991.98 inc VAT. @ Costco

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I think it's been posted before
Limit of 5. Damn I really wanted 6 of them.
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This TV has an LG screen, so is equally susceptible to imaginary screen burn
ezzer7210 m ago

Warning to badge buyers: This TV has an LG screen, so is equally …Warning to badge buyers: This TV has an LG screen, so is equally susceptible to imaginary screen burn


Had an LG 55 980w curved OLED for 4 years that I got from Costco.best tv I’ve ever had
2facedshanks4 m ago

Had an LG 55 980w curved OLED for 4 years that I got from Costco.best tv …Had an LG 55 980w curved OLED for 4 years that I got from Costco.best tv I’ve ever had


I have a 65" B7, my best TV so far too mate.
Prosamuraiman22 m ago

Screen burn on an OLED looks real to …Screen burn on an OLED looks real to me.https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Archived-Discussions/LG-OLED-screen-burn-in-issues/td-p/2682213/page/16


But you don't have one, and the guy who has had one for 4 years hasn't had any issues...

It seems to me that the only people that experience problems are non owners.
Have the a1. No screenburn issues.
No burn screen on my LG had it for 2 years
ezzer7217 m ago

But you don't have one, and the guy who has had one for 4 years hasn't had …But you don't have one, and the guy who has had one for 4 years hasn't had any issues...It seems to me that the only people that experience problems are non owners.


OLED screen burn isn't an imaginary issue, it's just a shortcoming of this technology. It also means that owners have to be a little more careful as to how the they use their TV, if people are willing to do that then by all means get an OLED - they provide a great picture.

With that in mind and with the abundance of evidence of screen burn, in particular with LG panels and the high prices I personally would not get an OLED panel until the technology matures.

For everyone else, here's a test comparing a Samsung VA, LG IPS and LG OLED panel over an extended period of time. Check out the 'imaginary' screen burn at week 44.

rtings.com/tv/…led
Prosamuraiman15th Jul

OLED screen burn isn't an imaginary issue, it's just a shortcoming of this …OLED screen burn isn't an imaginary issue, it's just a shortcoming of this technology. It also means that owners have to be a little more careful as to how the they use their TV, if people are willing to do that then by all means get an OLED - they provide a great picture. With that in mind and with the abundance of evidence of screen burn, in particular with LG panels and the high prices I personally would not get an OLED panel until the technology matures.For everyone else, here's a test comparing a Samsung VA, LG IPS and LG OLED panel over an extended period of time. Check out the 'imaginary' screen burn at week 44.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/permanent-image-retention-burn-in-lcd-oled


It’s an issue on the lgs. I haven’t seen as many issues (albeit there are some) on the sonys.
newbs18 s ago

It’s an issue on the lgs. I haven’t seen as many issues (albeit there are s …It’s an issue on the lgs. I haven’t seen as many issues (albeit there are some) on the sonys.


And yes - I know they are the same screen.
newbs2 h, 2 m ago

It’s an issue on the lgs. I haven’t seen as many issues (albeit there are s …It’s an issue on the lgs. I haven’t seen as many issues (albeit there are some) on the sonys.


What you probably mean is you have READ about less issues on Sonys.

They sell in much smaller numbers, so it's probably just a ratio thing.

As per my previous comment, actual owners rarely seem to be having problems.
Prosamuraiman2 h, 38 m ago

OLED screen burn isn't an imaginary issue, it's just a shortcoming of this …OLED screen burn isn't an imaginary issue, it's just a shortcoming of this technology. It also means that owners have to be a little more careful as to how the they use their TV, if people are willing to do that then by all means get an OLED - they provide a great picture. With that in mind and with the abundance of evidence of screen burn, in particular with LG panels and the high prices I personally would not get an OLED panel until the technology matures.For everyone else, here's a test comparing a Samsung VA, LG IPS and LG OLED panel over an extended period of time. Check out the 'imaginary' screen burn at week 44.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/permanent-image-retention-burn-in-lcd-oled


We've all seen the rtings article, about two thousand times.

All of the actual owners are confirming no issues though, so...
ezzer7223 m ago

We've all seen the rtings article, about two thousand times. All of the …We've all seen the rtings article, about two thousand times. All of the actual owners are confirming no issues though, so...


All of the owners? What's the sample size or are we talking about half a dozen on this website?

In any case I'll take the unbiased controlled study in the much circulated article over anecdotal evidence, but thanks for your input.
Prosamuraiman16 m ago

All of the owners? What's the sample size or are we talking about half a …All of the owners? What's the sample size or are we talking about half a dozen on this website?In any case I'll take the unbiased controlled study in the much circulated article over anecdotal evidence, but thanks for your input.


Hey, you carry on being a cheapskate, it's no problem to us.

There are about 10 OLED deals on the site every week lately, each one is heavily commented on.

All of the worriers (like you) whining on about the rtings report where they deliberately set out to do damage, and a decent number of actual owners reporting no issues - I know which matters most to me.

Talking of sample sizes, you do know that LG and their 'OLED partners' have sold MILLIONS of OLED TVs, don't you? I'd be surprised if 0.5% of buyers had experienced the issue.

I won't disturb you further, please feel free to get back to watching your lousy TV.
ezzer7244 m ago

Hey, you carry on being a cheapskate, it's no problem to us.There are …Hey, you carry on being a cheapskate, it's no problem to us.There are about 10 OLED deals on the site every week lately, each one is heavily commented on.All of the worriers (like you) whining on about the rtings report where they deliberately set out to do damage, and a decent number of actual owners reporting no issues - I know which matters most to me.Talking of sample sizes, you do know that LG and their 'OLED partners' have sold MILLIONS of OLED TVs, don't you? I'd be surprised if 0.5% of buyers had experienced the issue.I won't disturb you further, please feel free to get back to watching your lousy TV.


Calling me a cheapskate? That's very immature and presumptuous.

Actually more so than anything I'm very disappointed as I've seen you on many other threads before and you typically come across as both witty and knowledgable but on here you're coming across as whiny and frankly rude.
Prosamuraiman1 h, 3 m ago

Calling me a cheapskate? That's very immature and presumptuous.Actually …Calling me a cheapskate? That's very immature and presumptuous.Actually more so than anything I'm very disappointed as I've seen you on many other threads before and you typically come across as both witty and knowledgable but on here you're coming across as whiny and frankly rude.


I apologise if it seemed too personal, and thank you for your kind words regarding my general input to the site.

I’m just getting a bit tired of people trying to slate OLEDs, when more often than not they probably have a basic TV and it’s some bizarre form of jealousy - again, my sincere apologies if that isn’t the case on this occasion.

OLED TVs are fantastic, and all of this worrying about the extremely low chance of suffering screen burn is almost as daft as not buying a car in case it gets scratched.
I have an A1 Sony and have not experienced any burn in issues but I do think a lot of posters here are not aquatinted with the facts. The real problem with oleds to me seems to be banding, not screen burn as there are all sorts of built in remedies to counter burn in such as screensavers, and pixel shifts even a picture refresh once a year is automated.
It only appears on certain dark grey scenes and again only if you 'look for it.' In my opinion this is the real shortfall of the technology as screen burn will only really happen if you use a static picture for hours on end which in real world usage, wouldn't really happen.
The automated picture refresh is only recommended once a year due to the stress it puts on the screen(stated in the TV menu) so maybe when it does happen it may fix my slight banding issue.
This is a very very minor problem though and don't let it put you off buying one as it is simply an amazing TV.
Prosamuraiman12 h, 19 m ago

OLED screen burn isn't an imaginary issue, it's just a shortcoming of this …OLED screen burn isn't an imaginary issue, it's just a shortcoming of this technology. It also means that owners have to be a little more careful as to how the they use their TV, if people are willing to do that then by all means get an OLED - they provide a great picture. With that in mind and with the abundance of evidence of screen burn, in particular with LG panels and the high prices I personally would not get an OLED panel until the technology matures.For everyone else, here's a test comparing a Samsung VA, LG IPS and LG OLED panel over an extended period of time. Check out the 'imaginary' screen burn at week 44.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/permanent-image-retention-burn-in-lcd-oled


It's not a choice for life. Most people replace their tv every 5yrs or so so who cares if it has a little burn just bin it and buy a new one.
I am sick to the back teeth of seeing rtings posts on here when they even say on their page...

"Extreme case, where TVs are running 20 hours a day with the same 5.5 hours loop. You will get a better lifespan at home if you use the TV less and with more varied content"


I'm almost believing Sony fund rtings and the people who keep LG bashing.
Edited by: "snatch_master" 16th Jul
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