Macbook Pro 16 Very Slow Performance with OLED TV 55

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  1. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    Dark mode would obviously limit the area of possible burn-ins but not the risk, since there would be lots of persistently activated areas on the display. It's a question of whether you'd prefer thick or thin burn-ins.

    There are a few more things OLED TVs do to try and prevent burn-ins:
    * There some recycling/refreshing activity while the display is on standby, that's why 24/7 operation is more of a problem - if laptop displays replicate this, that means additional power draw during standby/sleep
    * Good old screensavers are back during inactivity - I would set that up on an OLED laptop aggresively
     
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  2. Aivxtla

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    Yeah power draw is the reason that LGs RGBW method with filters wasn’t ported to phones and Mobile displays, power consumption would be significantly higher than regular OLED.

    Also note that high contrast between static elements will make burn in more noticeable since burn is merely uneven wearing of OLED, ie white time/date info on a blackish taskbar. Also until recently full white or mostly white backgrounds ie like when web surfing etc OLED actually would draw more power than an LCD.
     
  3. syngress

    syngress Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well, I already have this TV some time and I can share my experiences with you.
    Starting with the main topic, which is MacbookPro and a terribly slow desktop, it turned out that the problem is the original Apple USC-C => HDMI adapters, which refresh max 30Hz in 4K, their new relays are doing much better 60Hz in 4K, unfortunately, they are terribly expensive, and they charge the batteries very slowly.

    Screen burning and working with code.
    Firstly, I don't find it inconvenient to work with such a large screen, quite the opposite.
    I open many windows on one screen, OLED gives me great viewing angles, it's comfortable!

    The screen is configured in such a way that it dims automatically, in addition, there are many options in the settings to prevent burnout.
    Additionally, we have a 2-year warranty, so let it burn ! ;)

    My unit will be replaced with a new one due to another problem, burned out pixels, after talking to the LG service, they deliver a new TV within 2 weeks..
     
  4. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    That's a great endorsement: it's fine guys BTW my unit is getting replaced due to a burned out pixel. Let it burn lol

    I have a 42 inch monitor, I wouldn't want to use anything larger. Reading content at the boundaries of the screen is already noticeably less comfortable. 55 inch would be just painful. Curved might be another story, but then it would take up a ton of space.
     
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  5. syngress

    syngress Notebook Enthusiast

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    You miss the facts, the hardware was delivered to me with burned-in pixels and it had nothing to do with its use.
    Plus "endorsemen" that's your statement :)
     
  6. etern4l

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    OK, so you basically just got the screen and have very little experience with it. Give it a year.
     
  7. syngress

    syngress Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't know how you describe your experience with electronic devices and why you assume your own time frames, however, I assure you that a few weeks is enough to describe the experience in using and working with the device.

    In a year, I can write to you what my experiences are after a year.

    If you have any bright thoughts about this model, please share with us :)
     
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    Sure np. Always good to know there is no burn-in on an OLED screen or comfort issues after a few weeks. Enjoy your device, my LG TV has done well over a year, except for the remote.
     
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    syngress Notebook Enthusiast

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    Someone has already linked to an article in which burnout cases were reported after a few weeks on a LG OLED TV.
    Anyway, i bought today Satechi adapter USB-C to USB-C PD/2xHDMI

    It is 2x HDMI 4k 60Hz adapter, and that solve my problem with slow desktop experience :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Raidriar

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    My issue with OLED panels, aside from burn-in risk (which is quite high for PCs....), is the abysmal way they control the backlight. I usually don't have sensitivity to PWM, but on both the Alienware 15 OLED and Razer Blade OLED machines, the PWM was giving me a headache. Upon further research, the PWM frequency was found to be extremely low, like ~ 60Hz. I was getting headache/eye strain from that. By contrast, my Razer Blade Pro 2017 and my Razer Blade 15 300Hz panel don't use PWM backlight control at all. When you're staring at a screen all day, it makes a huge difference.

    Personally I am looking forward to microLED displays for TV and laptops. All the benefits of OLED and none of the drawbacks.
     
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