Nintendo Switch OLED warning issued by a screen specialist
Although the Nintendo Switch OLED has received quite a disappointing reception due to a series of missing features, pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch OLED are being touted as something that is going to be in high demand among gamers, who are apparently going to be won over by the Nintendo Switch OLED. larger OLED display in the console.
However, gamers who are considering pre-ordering the Nintendo Switch OLED may want to read this warning which has just been issued by an OLED display specialist. Writing on Reddit under the topic âA tip for anyone buying the Nintendo Switch OLED,â user u / i_can_hear_the_world states that:
âI’m a home theater specialist at Best Buy and a big Nintendo nerd. OLED technology is something I’m quite familiar with, considering that high-end TVs use the same (or very similar) technology. I wanted to give a tip to anyone who doesn’t know much about how OLED works.
âOLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) is LED’s more sophisticated cousin. This technology does not rely on backlighting like standard LED displays do. Instead, each pixel is illuminated individually (known simply as of self-illuminating pixels), which achieves near-perfect darkness levels and contrast.
âThere is, however, one downside to OLED that LED doesn’t suffer from: screen burn-in. Although screen burn-in requires many hours of static imaging, it can. always happen.I am confident that Nintendo has taken steps to ensure that screen burn-in will rarely occur, but out of caution here is my advice for you:
â1. If you play without a docking station for many hours, do not leave your OLED switch on while it is on a static screen (ie menu or title screen).
“2. Since the Switch will not have a pixel refresh feature like most OLED TVs do, if you start to notice image retention, lower your brightness and periodically turn off your Switch to allow the screen to rest. “
The poster then goes on to explain the difference between image retention and burn-in (the former is a temporary effect while the latter is a permanent effect) before concluding that any player who takes the new console should not “leave your unconnected OLED switch on a static screen for many hours” as “this could cause burns”.
Burn in has been reported problem for some OLED TV panels and smartphones in recent years as panel technology has developed and proliferated. Numerous tests have proven that burn-in is a real thing, although the conclusion for many is that in most real-world use cases it does not normally manifest itself.
The poster for this warning admits it, note that “although burn-in is no longer common, it is still possible, and I would hate any new OLED switch user to fall victim to it”.
And, indeed, this attitude towards the Nintendo Switch’s OLED burning potential is shared by T3 resident display expert Matthew Bolton, who states that:
âI’m not at all worried that OLED burn-in is a big deal on the Switch, assuming Nintendo doesn’t make some sort of technical error. OLED burn-in remains a potential problem for the technology in its operation. together, no doubt – even high-quality screens like iPhones can suffer, but it only tends to show up in specific situations.You need a static image to stay on screen for long periods of time. long stretches over and over again. can be the kind of thing that causes it, but it seems unlikely that someone will use their Switch in this way – if you play a game for 8 hours at a time day in and day out, it will likely be on your TV. With the short periods of fun the Switch is designed for, I would expect few problems. “
As such, here at T3, our take is that, at the moment, without any detailed information about the OLED panel used on the Nintendo Switch OLED, it’s not clear what kind of performance (and potential issues) ) his screen might have, but we don’t think there will be any significant. We think it’s highly unlikely that most gamers will ever leave their OLED Switch on with a static screen displayed for hours on end, but we also assume that can’t be ruled out entirely.
After all, the last thing nobody wants to spend $ 349.99 on a new console, then run into screen issues after accidentally leaving it on – and especially not when the screen has been on primary reason for the purchase. So while we believe that this will not be a problem for many players, it is advisable to could save others from serious heartache. And for that u / i_can_hear_the_world should get a big hat.
Hopefully we’ll get more info on the Switch OLED display soon, and then closer to launch some real-world testing to show how well the display performs.