Any relevant ones since the 8 -series? All I’ve seen have been just fine after the panel refresh, and latest models simply do that more often automatically to limit the ””problems”” visibility to the end user.
I don't know. The two 2018 LG C7 OLEDs purchased at work burnt-in after about 18 months. One had our company logo smeared onto it as a dark shadow - it was playing a video loop in the main lobby for 9 hours a day and the logo was present in about half of the content. The other I think we still have in one of the meeting rooms and IIRC it's not too bad but there are definitely dark spots spaced exactly the same distance apart as the taskbar icons and the top and bottom edges are brighter than the rest of the screen, as that's where the black title bar and task bar always sit. If I remember when I'm there next week I take a photo. IIRC it's not terrible but it's there and that's a light-use display that's under 5 years old and probably has sub-2500 hours on it.
Some people are stuck years in the past... that is all.
Perhaps they are getting better but enough high-profile Youtubers have been daily-driving 2020 and 2021 LG OLEDs and experienced burn-in to make me think this is an LG issue. I believe Linus' 2021 CX might have been the worst-burned after only a few months, but he does also like HDR. LTT have done several videos on OLEDs as monitors, at least two of which have been long term tests with LG panels.
The thing is, other OLED manufacturers seem to be doing better. Dell/Alienware are offering a zero-burn 3-year warranty, for desktop use
which presumably means you don't need to take precautions like taskbar auto-hide and aggressive display-sleep times. Both LTT and HUB took those precautions with their LGs and they burnt-in anyway. The only phone I've ever had OLED burn-in on was my Motorola X Force and it definitely wasn't a samsung AMOLED, so potentially that was LG's fault too. I know it was from the Google-owned Motorola days and the previous 3 Nexus phones were all Google-LG partnerships.
I guess I am living in the past. 2021 and 2022 are in the past, OLED burn-in isn't something that happens instantly, so you need to go back a year or two to find models that are only now burning-in. Since OLED is expensive, I would want to get more use out of it than the pitiful 1 or 2 year warranty period, so I need to look at historic data. We'll only know if today's LG Ultragear is burn-in free for 3 years in early 2026.
Anecdotally both my parents and my sister are using LG OLED TVs at home, but neither of them are a year old yet, and they use them solely for TV, not as monitors or for games consoles. I'm sure they'll both be fine...
This test by RTINGS
is old news, but I'm hoping to see results of this 2022 update over the next year, as if there are any issues, they will likely materialise within the first 12 months:
We've decided to run 100 TVs through a grueling 2-year test, turning on and off eight times a day, for a total of 126 hours per week, with each TV at its brightest settings.