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.
Hisense is getting ready to launch it's biggest-ever TV's including a new flagship 70" HDR model featuring Nanosys Quantum Dot technology. According to Lee Neikirk of Reviewed.com, the new sets will be available early next year and retail for $3,499.
The 70-inch H10 is technically the company's flagship TV. Boasting 320 local dimming zones alongside quantum dot color and THX certification, it's Hisense's biggest challenger to the premium competition from brands like LG, Samsung, and Sony.
The new set, first announced at CES 2016, features Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys.
Daniel Cooper, writing for Engadget:
Samsung has announced a trio of high-end curved gaming monitors that brings its quantum dot technology to the masses. There are two devices, the CFG70, which is available in 24-and-27-inch sizes, as well as a super premium CF791 that packs a 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,400 display. The devices promise to create more immersive gaming experiences that look as good as they possibly could...
Samsung’s exhibition at IFA 2016 showcases how the company is working to redefine the consumer experience. One way is through its new range of Quantum dot SUHD televisions, which offer the ultimate in picture quality, brilliance and energy efficiency.
Nanosys, Inc., the world’s leading supplier of quantum dots and long-time partner of Samsung, has played an integral role in accelerating the development of nano-architected materials for these industry-leading displays.
President and CEO of Nanosys, Jason Hartlove, explained during an interview at IFA 2016 how quantum dots are changing the way we experience television.
DigitalTrends just posted an in-depth look at how Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys and Samsung is about to change the display industry.
Quantum dots are about to take on a new role, Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove told Digital Trends at the IFA 2016 tradeshow, after revolutionizing LCD TV technology. And it may put OLED TV squarely in Samsung’s cross-hairs.
To appreciate how Samsung’s promising new TV tech will work, however, we first need a primer on how quantum dots currently work in Samsung’s TV lineup...
Samsung reinforced its commitment to Quantum dot display technology at IFA 2016.
Samsung is the only company able to offer consumers cadmium-free Quantum Dot TVs – a point made by guest speaker, Jason Hartlove, President & CEO of Nanosys and one of the world’s top authorities on Quantum dot technology...
Nanosys Vice President of R&D Charlie Hotz and Communications Manager Jeff Yurek joined This Week in Tech's Scott Wilkinson on his weekly Home Theater Geeks broadcast this week to talk Quantum Dot TV from QDEF to QLED.
You can watch the whole show here...
Unlike Plasma and OLED, Quantum Dot TVs do not suffer from burn-in reliability issues. It's great to see Samsung stand behind their products with a major new warranty like this
Good news, TV fans – Samsung has announced a mega 10-year ‘screen burn’ warranty for its entire range of 2016 SUHD Quantum dot TVs. Samsung Electronics has pledged to repair or exchange TV panels at “no cost to the owner” if any of its new SUHD Quantum dot TVs experience “screen burn-in effect” within the first 10 years after purchase, in what Samsung describes as an “industry-changing warranty”.
According to Forbes "An overwhelming 80% of audience participants at the UK-based shoot out stated that they believed 2016 LCD screens delivered a better picture with the latest high dynamic range (HDR) image content than LG’s latest OLED65E6 OLED TV.
The Samsung UE65KS9500 (UN6KS9800 in the US) bagged the most votes with HDR content..."
Samsung posted blow-away second quarter results today with operating profit of nearly $7 billion, up 17% over the year-ago quarter. The results also came in above street consensus of about $6.2 billion. Analysts attributed the gains to better profitability in the smartphone division as well as the hot-selling SUHD TVs with Quantum Dot technology licensed from Nanosys.
According to a report in the Korea Herald, the Quantum Dot TVs helped the consumer electronics division generate over $850 million dollars in profit for the company...
We had a great time hosting AVS Forum as part of a recent Samsung Family tour stop at our Silicon Valley HQ. Great piece here by Mark Henninger, who managed to capture some videos from the event as well:
If you are an AV enthusiast, you have likely heard of quantum dots by now. These nanoscale semiconductor structures—the size of molecules—have optical qualities that are harnessed to vastly expand the color expression available on consumer televisions. During a recent tour of a Nanosys, Inc. facility in Silicon Valley, I had an opportunity to see firsthand how these microscopic particles are manufactured.
CNET's Geoffrey Morrison spoke with Nanosys recently about the possibilities of Quantum Dot LED or "QLED" displays:
"there's a new TV display technology on the horizon called QLED, and it might be even better than OLED. Short for "quantum dot light emitting devices," QLED has the potential to match the "infinite" contrast ratio of OLED, with better power efficiency, better color and more.
QLED could be the next big thing in TV tech. Samsung, the world's number one TV maker, has confirmed that it's working on developing QLED TVs for the commercial market, while continuing to deny it has plans to mass-produce OLED."
Veteran display industry Sweta Dash of Dash Insights shared her thoughts on trends among emerging display technologies at a recent SID Northwest meeting. If you are not familiar with Ms. Dash's work, she was instrumental in establishing IHS display research business. She's now struck out on her own and it's great to hear her take on Quantum Dots:
...to Dash its really QD technology that will take the lead here, with it's potential to deliver an "emotional experience" to the consumer that will increase demand and drive the next generation of TVs forward (not OLED...) With the subsequent generations of QD applications, (including integration into the LED itself) the LCD can morph again and again, creating that elusive moving target and making it difficult for OLED to keep up, let alone dominate, in the king of display markets known as the living room TV.