Nowadays, people consider OLED TVs to be among the best TVs money can buy, thanks to the significantly evolved display technology.

However, some are unhappy as they are facing some problems with these TV units.


White spots on OLED TVs in dark scenes

According to reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), multiple OLED TV owners are experiencing an issue where white spots or pixels appear on their screens.

It has been alleged that white spots appear whenever a studio logo is displayed in a game or when one is watching content in darker conditions.

Users also claim that this is really noticeable when the screen itself is completely dark. Apparently, some are facing this problem with their newly purchased smart TVs as well.


This has understandably made them frustrated and annoyed. And those affected have taken to web forums to express their concerns.

One OLED smart TV owner says that running the Pixel refresher could only temporarily solve their problem.


Bought the LG C2 only a week ago and just now a very noticeable single white pixel has appeared. Is this repairable?

Using LG C1 for my PS5 and ocasional Netflix. Just noticed the flickering white in black areas of games yesterday.

Those affected have tried tinkering with TV settings, swapping HDMI cables and using different HDMI ports, updating the firmware, and resetting their device, but to no avail.

Some are now even thinking of getting their TVs replaced under the warranty period.

Troubleshooting steps

Sony says that while viewing the TV in a dark area or with a black screen, one may witness uneven brightness. The company claims this to be a natural condition and not a manufacturing or shipping defect in the TV unit.

And luckily, there are a few tweaks that can be made to minimize this condition.


On the other hand, it may happen that some defects are only noticeable when an all-white or all-black picture is displayed.

Also, if one is thinking of opting for a replacement unit, then there are high chances that the new replacement can have equal or more defective pixels, that too, in a very noticeable position.

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Having said that, we’ll continuously monitor the issue where white spots or pixels are displayed to Samsung, LG, Sony, or other OLED TVs owners in dark scenes.

Along with this, we’ll update this story if we come across any new info.

There are more stories like this in our dedicated Smart TV section. So make sure you’re following them as well.

Featured image source: LG Smart TV.

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