01-26-2012 09:44 PM
OK, I just got scared. I was thinking maybe I would get an OLED TV if it's released this year.
But I just read someone's comment, and it said it's lifetime is around 3-4 years. Is that true?
If so, I'm def not going to buy it.
01-26-2012 11:44 PM
That's about the time frame of any tv having an issue such as pixel damage, power centers failing, wear and tear on the item. Nothing's perfect and I wouldn't exactly say that is the 'life span'. I've seen stuff come back after a year and I've heard of DLP's never needing a bulb replacment after 10. With modern manufacturing it's all luck really.
01-26-2012 11:49 PM
I think that is like 5 years ago. I've heard that White OLED architecture has a lifetime in excess of 100.000 hours. There are 8,766 hours in a year, so guess these devices are very stable.
01-27-2012 12:13 AM
Non of these technologies seem to holding up as well as the CRT sets that many families have had for decades. You must remember that the digitization of modern TVs means more can go wrong with them. Couple that with the ever changing landscape of technology. Modern TV sets are simply not long-term investments.
01-27-2012 12:16 AM
Organic LEDs have often provide better color and off axis viewing as well as the possibility for different sub pixel agragments like wrgb(LG) or rgby(Sharp) rgb(Samsung) while stacking LEDs only allows for rgb in a specific layout. Also blue pollution becomes in issue though Oled has a blue burn out issue again addressed at 50k hours. LEDs also consume much more power then Oleds . The argument on longevity 50,000 Oled hours vs 75,000 Led hours want to watch your TV 8 hours a day for 17 years or 25 years either way your going to upgrade. Not to mention full led array color problems.
01-27-2012 12:50 AM
10 years or 20 years or not. Anybody who wants to buy an OLED TV im sure is a technology enthusiast. You don't want to own the TV for 10 years when in 5 there will be some sort of new display you will be drooling over, just like you are now over the OLED. I'm buying the LG OLED when it hits retailers and I'll tell you as long as it doesn't break down after 3 years, i'll be satisfied.
01-27-2012 12:54 AM
Any numbers given for lifespan are merely hypothetical at best.
5 years of normal use would be about average. This supposes that you protect it with a *GOOD* surge protector, protect it from temperature extremes, etc.
01-31-2012 02:17 AM
OLED TV is not a brand new technology that hasn't had enough time to test its lifespan before released. All the numbers above don't sound hypothetical at all. Your 5 years of lifespan without any reliable sources can't sound more hypothetical.
01-31-2012 08:53 AM
Then perhaps you can tell the OP exactly how long they will last? If you have definitive numbers, post them. I guess you don't understand the meaning of the word Hypothetical...