Attendees watch Samsung SUHD TVs at the 2015 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2015. (David Becker/Getty Images)

Attendees watch Samsung SUHD TVs at the 2015 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2015. (David Becker/Getty Images)

Nanosys, the Milpitas company which is one of the two leading producers of quantum dots, says that TVs with the technology can produce 50 percent more colors than typical LCD sets. LCD TVs have generally struggled to reproduce the range of colors in the standard spectrum used for years in broadcast television; with quantum dots, they have the potential to display nearly all of the colors in the much wider next-generation standard for broadcasting, experts say.

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