More likely the guy is upset and is not telling the true useage of his TV or how old it is. Not necessarily "on purpose", but it's a thing people do all the time, they underestimate how much they use a device as well as underestimate how long they've had it. The amount of times a customer came in when i fixed PCs with the statement of "Well i just bought it a year ago, maybe a little more"........"Ma'am, this PC was Windows vista on it, and they haven't put that version of windows on a PC in around 10 years, plus the fact the hardware is also from around 2007-2008, did you buy this PC used?" "No, no, i kept the original receipt, here" "Ma'am, this receipt is dated for 2008. You didn't just buy it last year or maybe a little more" It happens....All the time. For example: He states he bought it just over a year ago, he posted the article on April 18th 2019, just over a year ago, so around march/April 2018. TV came out however in August 2017, so it could be another half a year more. Now, here's the interesting part. He bought the B7A. I own the OLED65B7A, don't know about his size, but otherwise we have the same TV. I bought it on, exact date: September 27th 2017. TV gets used for static imagery for games, consoles, DVR and news stuff all the time. TV is typically on 10+ hours a day. I have yet to have any issue. Now, i'm just one person, i get that, and TVs can have various circumstances surrounding them, but to me, it sounds more likely that he left his TV on with static imagery way more often then he thinks he does. Edit: And to be clear, if he is right about his purchase date and useage and he simply get a lemon, that still doesn't really have anything to do with if OLED is bad or not. Regular LCD models die from various reasons all the time, from color uniformity issues, dead pixels, dead backlights, motherboards dying, capacitors dying, etc. And just because those issues may happen, doesn't mean anyone should go "UGH! I'm never buying and LCD again!". It happens, it will always happen, that's the nature of technology.