What to know about TV Burn-in.

What to know about TV Burn-in.

Dark spots on your TV?
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Samsung QLED TVs are free from
TV Burn-in, guaranteed.
OLED TVs are not.

QLED TVs are guaranteed against TV Burn-in for 10 years so you can rest assured that you'll aways have an incredible viewing experience.¹

What is TV Burn-in?

TV Burn-in is permanent, persistant images caused by static graphics remaining on screen for a long period of time. OLED TVs are more likely to Burn-in than QLED TVs and their manufacturers don't always cover this known issue in their warranty. QLED TVs are covered against TV Burn-in for 10 years.

What is TV Burn-in?

What types of content should I be worried about?

What types of content should I be worried about?

Live sports

Live sports

Scores, tickers, and channel logos all stay on screen for significant periods of time.

Movies and SD content

Letterboxed content are essentially static black areas on the screen.

Movies and SD content
Video games

Video games

Watch out for health meters, status bars, and level maps.

News channels

Station logos and news tickers are problematic static elements

News channels

How can I check if I have TV Burn-in?

Simply play this video on your TV. If you notice dark areas on the screen, it may indicate TV Burn-in.²

How can I check if I have TV Burn-in?
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1 TV Burn-in is a permanent defect in areas of a TV display that can be caused by cumulative effects of displaying the same image or scene for long periods of time, sometimes even as little as one hour. Show More
1 TV Burn-in is a permanent defect in areas of a TV display that can be caused by cumulative effects of displaying the same image or scene for long periods of time, sometimes even as little as one hour. In the event of Burn-in from normal consumer use within the first 10 years of ownership, Samsung Customer Service (1-800-726-7864) will either repair or replace at its option the 2019 QLED TV with a similar model. This guarantee requires valid serial number, valid picture proof of Burn-in, and product registration on Samsung.com starting from May 1st, 2017. Does not cover fraudulent claims or claims of TV Burn-in resulting from negligence or improper use of TV. Repair or replacement typically occurs within 2-3 weeks but could take longer.Show Less
2 TV Burn-in may be temporary or permanent. Show More
2 TV Burn-in may be temporary or permanent. For best results, repeat use of the Burn-in checker over time. Show Less