OLED TVs can give vibrant colors and deeper blacks than LCD TVs. They are excellent for movies and videos.
However, most people believe that OLED TVs are more fragile than LCD TVs. Some people also believe that touching an OLED TV screen can damage the OLED panel.
In this article, we discuss whether an accidental touch can damage your OLED TV. We also discuss how fragile are OLED TVs compared to LCD TVs.
Here’s Whether Touching An OLED TV Screen Damage It:
OLED TVs have a protective glass or plastic layer to protect the inner OLED panel. Therefore, a soft touch won’t damage an OLED TV screen. Generally, touching and pressing OLED TVs have comparable risks to LCD TVs.
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Is It Ok To Touch An OLED TV Screen?
OLED TVs have an outer glass or plastic layer for protection, similar to LCD TVs. Therefore, a soft touch won’t cause any damage to your OLED TV.
However, touching the display can leave fingerprints and smudges and make it dirty. So it is better to avoid touching your TV screen as much as possible.
Some OLED TVs have glossy displays. Their smooth glass surfaces easily attract fingerprints and smudges. On the other hand, they are easier to clean and won’t easily get damaged from touching.
Some other OLED TVs can have an anti-reflective matte coating on their displays. Matte displays won’t catch fingerprints easily, but they are harder to clean than glossy displays, and their anti-reflective coating can also get damaged easily.
Different TVs can also use different types of protective glass/plastic layers with different thicknesses as the outer layer of their displays. Therefore, different TVs have different levels of protection against scratches and other types of damage.
As a result, different OLED TVs can get affected differently by touching. Some TVs can be more fragile than others. So it is better to avoid touching your TV screen as much as possible.
Do OLED TV Screens Easily Get Scratched?
Both OLED TVs and LCD TVs use glass or plastic for the outer layer of the screen. Their scratch resistance depends on the hardness of that outer layer and not on the panel technology.
Therefore, the scratch resistance of OLED TVs and LCD TVs depends on the exact TV models you compare.
Does Pressing An OLED TV Screen Damage It?
Pressing can damage both OLED TV screens and LCD TV screens. Whether they get damaged depends on how hard you press and how strong the TV’s outer protective layers are.
If you accidentally press your TV screen slightly, it won’t cause any damage in most cases. On the other hand, applying higher pressure by pressing harder can damage the inner layers of your TV and permanently damage the OLED panel.
Generally, pressing an OLED panel has a comparable risk to pressing an LCD panel. So OLED panels don’t have any disadvantage here over LCD panels.
How Fragile Are OLED TVs Compared To LCD TVs?
OLED TVs are usually thinner than LCD TVs because they have no backlight. Their lower thickness, however, can make them more fragile compared to thicker LCD TVs.
OLED TVs are more likely to get damaged by bending. So you should be more careful when installing and transporting an OLED TV.
However, OLED TVs are more fragile than LCD TVs only because of their lower thickness. This matters only when installing or transporting the TV.
Both OLED TVs and LCD TVs can have similar glass or plastic outer layers for protection. Therefore, both TV types can have similar scratch resistance and similar protection against other types of screen damage.
Should You Remove The Screen Protector That Comes With Your OLED TV?
Some OLED TVs and LCD TVs come with protective plastic film on both the front and back of the TV. Those protective films are only for protection while transporting the TV from the factory.
Keeping the screen protector plastic film or plastic film on the back of your TV can cause issues. The plastic film on the screen can heat up and stick to the screen. Then it will be harder to remove it. It can also change the color of the screen.
On the other hand, keeping the plastic film on the back of the TV can overheat your TV by blocking its air vents.
Therefore, you should remove both the screen protector film and the back plastic film before turning on the TV. You should refer to your TV’s user manual to find out how to remove them properly.
How To Protect Your OLED TV
Because OLED TVs are thinner, they can get damaged by bending. So be careful when installing them.
You have to read the instruction manual of the TV to learn how to install them properly. Usually, you need two or more people to handle larger TVs safely. You should also keep the TV box and Styrofoam that came with your OLED TV. You will need them for the future transportation of the TV.
You should also avoid touching or pressing your OLED TV screen unnecessarily. Touching can leave fingerprints and dirt on the screen and pressing can damage the OLED panel.
In order to keep the TV in good shape and to get the best image quality, make sure to clean its screen regularly. You can use a soft microfiber cloth and gently wipe away dust on the screen. Also, refer to the TV’s user manual to understand the recommended cleaning method.
OLED TVs have a protective glass or plastic outer layer to protect the OLED panel inside. So a simple touch won’t cause damage to an OLED TV screen.
However, you should avoid touching the TV screen as much as possible. Touching can leave fingerprints, smudges, and dirt on the screen causing poor image quality over time.
OLED TVs are usually thinner than LCD TVs. This can make them more fragile while you transport them and mount them. So always be extra careful when installing an OLED TV.