What is screen TV burn-in and why is it better to buy a Samsung QLED TV?

Last Update date : Oct 07. 2020
TV - What is screen burn-in and why is it better to buy a Samsung QLED TV?

Many of us have experienced the permanently burnt-in image on a TV screen, though it's an issue known by a range of different names. Regardless of whether you call it burn-in, ghosting, screen burn or image burn, we can all agree that it can be an expensive and tricky issue to solve. Luckily, screen burn is one issue that you don't have to worry about with Samsung's range of QLED TVs.

The provided information refers to TVs sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for devices sold in other countries.

How is burn-in caused?
How is burn-in caused?

Screen burn can occur if a still image is present for a period of time, causing the pixels to create a ghost-like imprint that remains even after the on-screen content has changed or moved. On average, we each watch up to four hours of TV a day, and once you factor in time spent gaming (which for some of us can be up to another three hours), there's a chance that the images on your screen could be there forever. Programs that feature a lot of static visuals such as news tickers, channels with logos in the corner, sports scores and games with fixed visuals are the main culprits of this issue.

What technologies does it affect?

Some technologies are more vulnerable to screen burn than others, so it is worth checking user manuals to see how warranties are affected if the screen is left with a still image – even if for as little as an hour. And it is especially important for Ultra HD screens to be covered against screen burn considering the level of colour and brightness these TVs can display. Generally speaking, OLED TVs are particularly sensitive to screen burn-in.

How to check if you have burn-in on your TV?
How to check if you have burn-in on your TV?

Search for "TV burn-in checker" on YouTube. Select one of the video displayed, knowing that a red pattern is usually the most effective way to check. Play the video clip on your TV. Switch to full screen mode and see if your screen has burn-in.

What about Samsung Quantum dot technology?
What about Samsung Quantum dot technology?

Fortunately, Samsung QLED TVs are not susceptible to screen burn at all. That's particularly impressive when you consider that Quantum dot TVs have 64 times more colours than conventional UHD TVs, and achieve 1,000 nit brightness levels with HDR 1000. Put simply, they display Ultra HD Premium content exactly as the creator intended. Whether you're enjoying cloud-based gaming, watching sports or viewing movies for any period of time, you can therefore be confident that your screen won't be damaged.

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