Steve Withers, writing for AVForums
Samsung emphasise colour volume on their new QLED HDR TVs. Two of the big selling points of Samsung's new QLED TVs are their increased peak brightness and wider colour gamut.
If you're not familiar with the idea of colour volume, it's a relatively straight forward concept....
Chris Chinnock, writing for DisplayDaily:
A new white paper from Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) provides an analysis of quantum dot (QD) TVs vs. OLED TVs. It discusses the technology trends of the two but adds some unique perspective on the manufacturing capabilities of the two technologies – which can indeed be a determining factor in establishing a leadership position. The paper also provides a forecast...
Clearly, this group does not see a big change in the percentage of OLED TVs going forward, but a big change in QD-enabled TVs.
Scott Wilkinson, writing for AVS Forum:
One of the most interesting meetings I had at CES this year was an update from Nanosys on the future of quantum dots in video displays... At CES, Nanosys—which supplies or licenses QD technology to most of the major TV manufacturers—demonstrated the next step in the application of QDs to displays.
Kris Woulk, writing for DigitalTrends about the just-announced Sharp P9500 with Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys:
With Ultra HD Premium certification, the P9500 is referred to as the “crown jewel” of Sharp’s 2017 lineup. Alongside the quantum dot technology and HDR, this model also features Motion 480, for smooth, articulate motion in fast-moving scenes in movies or TV, especially sports. Full array local dimming makes for some of the the darkest blacks outside of an OLED TV, and the Revelation upscaler takes standard and high-definition content and scales it to near-4K quality.
Interview with Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove at CES 2017, who explained the differences between photo-enhanced, photo-emissive and electro-emissive quantum dot TVs.
Hisense launched several new Quantum Dot TVs at CES 2017 and all of them utilize Nanosys technology for great color and brightness. Hisense featured a display of Nanosys cutting-edge quantum dot materials in their booth on the show floor this year.
Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove is pictured here alongside a display of brightly glowing Nanosys Quantum Dots and three MU9600 QDTVs (55", 65" and 70").
Brad Chacos writing for PC World on NVIDIA's new G-Synch gaming monitors which feature Nanosys Quantum Dot technology for an awesome, up close HDR gaming experience
Nvidia's first HDR G-Sync monitors are basically the holy grail of PC displays
Nvidia introduced its own HDR G-Sync gaming monitors, and woo boy do they sound badass…the first HDR G-Sync panels shine at a whopping 1,000 nits of brightness, with 384 backlight zones that can be individually controlled to help the brightest colors and deepest blacks coexist side-by-side. That’s because HDR’s core purpose is to greatly expand the dynamic color range of displays; to that effect, these first G-Sync HDR monitors support the HDR-10 standard, along with a DCI-P3 cinema grade (read: swanky and accurate) color gamut bolstered by the addition of a Quantum Dot Enhancement Film.
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Hisashi Maruyama announces the launch of mass production and sales of quantum dot film, an optical technology that realizes a wider color gamut in liquid crystal display (LCD).
Since December 2015 Hitachi Chemical has accelerated the development of quantum dot film by introducing the technology of the leading quantum-dot company, Nanosys. This partnership has allowed us to combine Nanosys's quantum dot technology and Hitachi Chemical's strength in polymer science, thus enabling mass production and sales of quantum dot film in about one year after the start of development.
Chris Chinnock of DisplayDaily recently caught-up with Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove to learn about the company's CES plans:
To get a jump on our CES coverage, we decided to have a call with Jason Hartlove, CEO of quantum dot supplier, Nanosys, to learn more about their activities, what they will show at CES and their expectations for quantum dot development.
One of the key demos Nanosys will be showcasing in their suite in the Westgate will be a color volume demo...
Chris Chinnock, writing for DisplayDaily:
Samsung has not officially revealed any details about it TV plans for 2017, which they will unveil at CES. But a news story in the ET Times of Korea and some info from other sources suggests the company’s new TVs will offer some impressive gains. So impressive, I suspect their performance will be one of the hot topics of discussion at CES.
Quantum dot technology is now fueling a range of LCD displays, offering a WCG that can be larger than that offered by OLED displays and other LCD technologies. When coupled with HDR, quantum dot displays offer some of the best picture performance on the market.
Trevor Long, writing for Australia's EFTM Magazine calls the Hisense ULED TV with Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys the Best TV of 2016:
I’ve gone for the Hisense ULED for two reasons – their game has stepped up big time on picture quality, and their bang for your buck is unmatched.
Cute cartoon from Samsung tells the story of the billions of tiny Quantum Dots that "live" inside each SUHD TV and work hard to produce beautiful, accurate colors.
“Quantum dots are amazing materials with potential we are just beginning to explore,” noted Chris Chinnock, president and founder of Insight Media. “This white paper profiles the great opportunity that quantum dots offer in displays, especially as displays stretch their color capabilities to achieve the wide BT.2020 color gamut. But they can also be used in other applications ranging from solar cells, to lighting and bioimaging, so this is clearly a technology to be tracking.”
Click here to download the paper from InsightMedia's website: Quantum Dot White Paper
Joel Lee, writing for MakeUseOf.com
The closest competitors to the quantum dot display, at least in terms of picture quality, are plasma displays and OLED displays — and for the most part, quantum dot seems like it will be the winner...With quantum dots, we’ll finally be able to enjoy the features of OLED and plasma displays at LCD prices.
"Oh, my." "Wow!" "Whoa!." And at least one “That’s freakin’ awesome!”
Keep in mind, these aren’t high-school kids, but seasoned professional journalists. The combination of HDR's heightened contrast and dynamics and quantum-dot technology elicited the oohs and ahs, not just the extra pixels in the 3840 x 2160 display.
That's the response from a group of tech journalists reacting to the Quantum Dot-powered Samsung SUHD 9800's awesome HDR image quality according to reviewer Jon Jacobi. Continue reading at TechHive for a full break-down of this year's hottest HDR TV.
Part II – Electronic Design's Q&A round table on the state of the TV display industry continues this week with more discussion on Quantum Dots, OLEDs and more from industry experts.
Kim: What technologies have the potential to drive customers to replace their existing TVs?
Yurek: UHD with HDR is highly compelling. We see quantum dots as the key enabling technology for UHD. Quantum-dot TVs deliver a better experience with more of the features that consumers care most about, like high peak luminance and wide color gamut, at a much lower cost than the alternatives. This is because quantum-dot technology is able to leverage all of the existing LCD capex—more than $180 billion—without requiring any changes to the manufacturing process. This makes it very easy to deploy at mainstream scale, so we see quantum dots playing a significant role in UHD TV as the market takes off.
Consumers shopping for a new TV or mobile device today are faced with a wide array of display technology options. From curved vs flat to Quantum Dot vs LED vs OLED vs Micro LED... the choice is no longer as simple as LED vs Plasma.
Yong-Seog Kim, President, Society for Information Display, is trying to get to the bottom of this question. To do this, he's reached out to the top technology companies behind the latest, greatest display tech to ask them directly "what's the difference between all these new display technologies?"
A compilation of Dr. Kim's interviews has just been posted at Electronic Design and Nanosys is the featured representative for Quantum Dots.
Geoffrey Morrison, writing for CNET about the state of emissive display technology for TVs, highlighted the promise of printable, electroluminescent Quantum Dot technology to reduce manfuacturing costs and bring emissive displays to even more devices.
Down the road a little farther is the electroluminescent version of this technology. No LED backlight at all; just pixels made of quantum dots. These direct-view quantum dot displays, "QLED" if you will, should offer all the benefits of OLED at even cheaper prices. This is something Samsung is looking into, since they couldn't get OLED to work in large screen sizes.
Tim Moynihan at Wired just took an early look at the latest HDR TV from Hisense, the H10, calling it "a great TV for not a lot of money." The set features Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys, a huge number of dimming zones and HDR10 make it a bargain relative to other, similarly feature-rich TVs:
The flagship 70-inch H10 is a flat-screen (as in, not curved) 4K HDR set. The H10 boasts quantum-dot color enhancement and a full-array backlight system that ramps up to 1,000 nits of luminance. The 320 zones of local dimming (that’s a lot) keep contrast sharp.