So having just been to Currys to have a browse my heart was on the oled b7 but the q led sat next to it for 1299 looks so more vibrant ? Decisions !!
Not missing the point, but I have an LG OLED that's a year older than this range and haven't seen a single problem. I came to OLED from a Panasonic Viera plasma which I loved due to black levels but the OLED is way better. I used to get some image retention on the Plasma - like seeing a DOG or similar for a few minutes after changing channel, or stopping gaming - but have never seen anything on the OLED and viewing hours are longer now due to two growing kids using it more in the day time. I never saw screen burn on either my Plasma or my OLED, but I did see "demo" TVs with some screen burn. Not the case with OLED, never seen a fault in person.
Paid £2100 for this TV last year! It's a stunning TV.
You are missing the point. People are experiencing issues from day to day use, not just the extreme tests they are running in the 1st link. The 2nd run of tests will be the most useful as it features six C7's running day to day tests. Some people paid £2500+ for the B/C6 and after a year of normal usage they have issues. Most not aware that it is the tech itself that makes screen burn an issue. There are ways to reduce the chance of it ever happening which is what a lot of these people would have liked to have known before they made the purchase. I understand why LG would never want to make a big song and dance about a guide which lessens the chance of screen burn, as it could hit sales. I recommended the B7 to my mate after he saw it in Curry's for £1350 just before xmas, I got a bit of info from him as to his daily usage, he wanted the best gaming TV. He only games 3-5 hours at a time. I explained everything I learned from OLED research, pros and cons from various sources and let him make the final decision. I sold him my Panasonic UT-50 plasma 2 years ago for £100 when I went 4k. It's still running perfectly after 6-7 years but when I went the plasma route you bet I researched the hell out of the model and the plasma tech itself before making the purchase. I miss the blacks of my plasma, was the first thing I noticed when I switched on my new TV. So you can imagine I would so love to get on board the OLED train but my gaming usage at times makes it an expensive gamble.
Worth pointing out though, kudos to the guys doing these tests - even if they are utterly unrealistic. They show quite clearly that the non-OLED screens have very uneven brightness on day one. Dark, corners on most of the images and totally awful. Would you want a screen that might have screen burn one day, if you abuse it? Or one that is rubbish on day one?