In light of last Sunday’s news about the LG update, it occurred to me to give some brushstrokes to help you take care of an OLED TV , if that is your case or you know someone who has one.
Tips for caring for an OLED TV
As you may know, especially if you are an audiovisual connoisseur, OLED is one of the most expensive “common” technologies on the market for televisions today. Despite this, it is very successful and enchanting, since it is undeniable that the image quality it offers produces, even, pleasure.
But, unfortunately, the price (which is becoming more and more appropriate, yes) is not the only con of this type of panel. If a piece of television with an OLED backlight is rejected for something , no matter how many enhancement technologies it has, it is because the life of its pixels is short, especially if we do not know what care or tricks are necessary to prolong it as long as possible.
High-end televisions have care or protection functions, activate them!
Lower the lighting of the panel, because the higher it is, the sooner the retentions and burns appear.
To do this, try to help yourself from ambient lighting by taking advantage of it.
Of course, they avoid reflections from the sun or other intense sources of light such as direct spotlights; these will make you have to increase the brightness and change other parameters.
Watch out for static images. If you are going to watch static content, leave the TV on pause, consider reducing the brightness or activating, if you have one, a “wallpaper”, “ambient” mode or any other expressly designed for it.
If your TV has the option, perform a manual pixel cleaning every so often. This is suitable if some pixel has already started to show retention symptoms and not before because, as the name indicates, you must do it by hand.
Make sure you have activated the protection measures that the TVs bring. They usually come already enabled from the factory but it doesn’t hurt to take a look at all the settings (for this in particular but to adjust the television completely to your liking).
Do not disconnect the TV from the electrical current every time you do not use it. Although this is good to save a few pennies if you don’t see it often, it is during standby that the panel takes the opportunity to analyze and repair itself (as we humans do when we sleep).