Will repeated 20 minutes of inactivity damage 4K monitor?


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    Will repeated 20 minutes of inactivity damage 4K monitor?


    I've set my new 4K monitor to power off after 20 minutes of inactivity. (Windows -- Power & Sleep options).
    I was wondering if this is sufficient to protect it from getting burned in or if I should activate it earlier, (or maybe activate a screen saver before then)?
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    You might....or might not......learn something here:

    OLED screen burn-in: What you need to know in 2021 - CNET


    What is burn-in on TV? l Samsung - YouTube


    Do you have an OLED screen? Or LCD?
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    do you have an oled screen? Or lcd?
    lg lcd 4k 43"

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    SECOND QUESTION: Screen saver is set to come on after 3 minutes....but it only does 50% of the time. I can't identify what might be causing this hit/miss about this feature...

    Do you know what are some things known to interfere with the screen saver activating?
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    I haven't used a screen saver in this century.

    My monitor is on 100 percent of the time my PC is on.....about 16 hours a day.

    I've never noticed burn-in and frankly thought it was a thing of the past and most often seen on CRT screens.

    But I admittedly have not kept up because I have not read of or encountered issues.
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    Yeah - it might be more of a thing of the past, concerns like this.
    I'm probably worrying way too much.

    Thanks for the link - ironically they mention the Samsung S6 - well, I have the S8 and the top 1/3 of my screen is burned-in or at least did not age like the rest of the display. Looks like a rectangular filter over the top third of my display.
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    Hello @orlando1974,

    orlando1974 said:
    I've set my new 4K monitor to power off after 20 minutes of inactivity. (Windows -- Power & Sleep options).

    I was wondering if this is sufficient to protect it from getting burned in or if I should activate it earlier, (or maybe activate a screen saver before then)?

    With modern technology now at a stage when it has never been better, these sorts of things have a far less impact than previously, especially considering that manufacturers know that people are using TVs as monitors besides as a TV.

    You could check out the online PDF manual for example to see if there is a reference mentioned to a specific length of inactivity that may cause the screen damage. This sort of damage was more prevalent with the old CRT monitors etc. As you have it set to 20 minutes, which is changeable obviously, then I don't think that you should be overly concerned.

    I hope this helps.
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