Well that didn't take long. Back in June, Amazon announced plans to add High Dynamic Range (HDR) to its streaming service sometime this year. Now, the company is putting that plan into place.
The service has officially started streaming HDR to Prime members in the U.S. HDR allows video content to have more steps between the blackest black and the whitest white, which means you can capture high-contrast scenes, such as sunsets, starfields, street lamps and more, all with much greater realism. It also promises better colors and more distinct highlights.
If you thought limiting the perk to Prime members seemed exclusive, know that the image boost will only be available to Prime members with one of Samsung's SUHD TVs. It's available now through the smart TV's Amazon Video app.
Over the last six months TV supply chains have been talking up Quantum Dot (QD) TVs, stating that many TV vendors aim to release new units in 2015 to compete in the high-end TV segment in conjunction with Ultra HD and OLED. While there have been releases primarily by China-, Japan- and Korea-based vendors, supply chains still have low expectations for 2105 as vendors are still testing the market with various products and have yet to enter the busy TV purchasing season.
Shipment estimates for Ultra HD (4K) enhanced-color LCD TVs using QD technology in 2015 are 1.3 million while overall 4K TVs are expected to reach 40 million to represent approximately 20% of global TV shipments. Curved OLED TV shipments are expected to reach 800,00 in 2015.
Quantum dots are another new downconversion material. Measuring a few nanometers across, quantum dots have a size-dependent emission with a half width of only nanometers. Along with efficiencies that run 97 percent, such attributes make them useful in LEDs.
Nanosys Inc. of Milpitas, Calif., makes quantum dots, putting them into polymer films that can be dropped into the standard LED manufacturing flow. The company’s red- and green-emitting quantum dots improve LED efficiency, thanks to a full width half maximum under 30 nm. “That enables us to match the spectrum of the backlight to the color filters. That means we’re not spending any energy generating light that doesn’t go through,” said Jeff Yurek, product marketing manager.
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A new technology known as quantum dots brings within reach affordable, mass market production of 4K Ultra HD television sets that display purer colors and brighter pixels. But QD technology isn’t just for consumers.
“QD [quantum dot technology] permits an upgrade to LCD without huge investments in new panel fabs,” says Paul Gray an analyst with IHS, formerly DisplaySearch. That in turn means consumers are likely to be able to afford 4K Ultra HD sooner than later.
Quantum dot maker Nanosys will begin ramping up its production capability after receiving a favorable review of its manufacturing process for quantum dots from the Environmental Protection Agency, the company announced today.
Quantum dots currently are used in tablet and laptop computers around the world. The display technology is expected to play an important role in new UltraHD television displays.
mobilecupofjoe.com's Greg Morris explains Quantum Dots, the technology behind the latest trend in TV's:
It sounds like the name of a Bond movie, and it’s quite possible your next TV will use it. And after LG's big event to announce the G4, it's possible your next mobile phone will have it too. None the less, what exactly is a quantum dot, and why should you care about it?
The color gamut of LCDs is currently limited by the backlight. In today's LCDs, the dominant backlight technology is based on white LEDs, which are composed of blue LED chips combined with cerium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, a broadband yellow phosphor with low spectral weights at green and red wavelengths. To fabricate displays with a high color gamut using these white LEDs requires color filters with very narrow transmission bandwidths. As a result, the transmissivity of the liquid crystal panels is much reduced, leading to poor power efficiency.
We interviewed Nanosys Inc., one of the key developer and manufacturer of quantum dots for display, in order to share with us the evolution of the industry, the trends linked to the adoption of quantum dots and also what will happen in the next years.