How to Check for Backlight Bleeding in your TVs and Screens


“What seen can not be unseen” is a famous saying and you can apply it anywhere if you can. LCD TVs and Monitors are one of the most common sources of entertainment even if you are watching anything online or from your local dish provider, a good big TV is what makes your watching experience worth a while. However, picking the best screen for best experience is very important as well as difficult at the same time. It is very important to inspect the TVs or screens you buy so that your investment does not go to waste. Also, a monitor can have several issues like dead pixels, color banding etc. but “Backlight Bleeding” is something very crucial among all of them.

And in case you are handling a TV or planning to get one, it is very important to understand the cause of Backlight Bleeding as well as how to identify it. You should look closely otherwise the problem can go unnoticed.

The entire TV panel is lighted from the back surface with white light as the main source which is then blocked at various spots where it is not needed and thus displaying the specific image.

Now when the LCD screen is unable to block the white light in some places, and therefore offers excessive light to pass through which bleeds around the edges of the screen. As a result, you might notice some awkward white spots or black areas representing Backlight Bleeding.

In general, many LCD monitors or TV screens suffer repeated backlight bleeding problems due to the low quality and opacity of LCD. Moreover, the problem might also occur if the components used in the manufacturing of the screen are of not good quality and you can easily find the bleeding by looking it closely from the edges. The screen with backlight bending will look dull towards the edges when compared to its brightness in the center.

Now if you have already invested in a TV which suffers from Backlight Bleeding, the next question arises, how to manually fix this problem? However, there is no definite fix of this kind of backlight bleeding on TV screens other than completely removing the monitor and adding some extra light-blocking materials such as black tape, etc. around the LCD screen. Again removing or dismantling the TV screen is not recommended but you can still take it to your nearby TV repair shop or to the company’s service center for repair. If your screen or TV is still under warranty, you can easily get it replaced for free.

So, it is very important to inspect the TV for Backlight Bleeding before purchasing and try to get one from a trustable brand. Many companies try to offer big TVs at a small price. They might look good initially but over time they might develop Backlight Bleeding because of poor quality components.

Also, don’t forget to read the reviews on the internet before getting a screen. It is possible that a particular model is defected and tends to catch this problem over time. In case you are planning to buy yourself gaming, we recommend you to check out our ultimate guide to choose the best gaming monitor.

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