Did you know that over time, OLED displays can cause burn-ins? In case you’re not familiar with the concept of burn-in displays, basically it happens when you leave images on your display that are static for prolonged periods of time. Eventually, that image will be “burned” into your display, so that even when new content is display, there will be a faint ghost of the previous image overlaid on top of it.
It’s not a particularly common occurrence, but it has been known to happen from time to time. So how do you know if your display has burn-in? It might not always be so obvious, but Samsung decided to help you out with that by releasing a burn-in checking tool which comes in the form of a YouTube video.
What this video does is that it plays a static image in red for a few seconds. This video is meant to be played on your TV and if you detect any dark spots, as shown in the video above, then it means that your TV could have a burn-in spot. So what happens when your TV has burn-in? Chances are there’s not much you can do except maybe try sending it in for repair, which could be expensive if your TV is not under warranty.
That being said, even if you don’t plan on repairing it, there is a chance that depending on how bad the burn-in is, you might not even notice it anyway, but if you’d like to check, this tool can come in handy.