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LG OLED E9: Greatest Panel in Consumer Space Sub-$5,000, Burn-In = Kryptonite

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LG OLED E9: Greatest Panel in Consumer Space Sub-$5,000, Burn-In = Kryptonite

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/e9-oled

Very strong performance recorded by RTings.

Despite the hand-waving among our compatriots, burn-in is still a thing if you use this as an always-on PC monitor.

The Early 2020s provide two things:
(1) QLED/MicroLED Price-Performance Innovations
(2) OLED Iterative Refinements in Anti-Burn-In Tech

We're getting very close on (1), we just need a coup on (2) to keep the competitive rivalry going.
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Nearly identical to C8/E8, aside from the HDMI 2.1 advantages.

MicroLED is still vapourware. At best 2 years away for real-world retail, but maybe 3-4 years away.

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MicroLED is coming. Set that aside for now though, the cost curve on QLEDs are looking better and better.

QLEDs with the new wide viewing angle VAs could shine in 2020/2021, right around the time expensive MicroLEDs first drop.

The OLED burn-in issue is real, and may be the more challenging technical limitation to overcome. Large commercial panels can't be OLEDs by and large, for this reason and their exorbitant cost.
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pulsar123 wrote: I suspect MicroLED will run into the same burn-in issue as OLED. This is basic physics - both are semiconductor based LEDs, which do loose emissivity with time:

https://www.digikey.ca/en/articles/tech ... tness-leds
The constraints are technological, the physics permit far more exotic implementations.

Within the bounds of cost-effective implementations, the goal of manufacturers is to roll out MicroLED panels with QLED-like resistance to burn-in. All indications are that we're headed in that direction.

Meanwhile QLED itself is getting wide angle viewing on high-end VA panels, 8K, and 1k+ local dimming zones, making it increasingly comparable to OLED.

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