Geoffrey Fowler, The Wall Street Journal's Personal Technology columnist, just reviewed Samsung's new 2016 SUHD TVs. He found their new sets, which feature Quantum Dot technology licensed from Nanosys, "impressively bright and colorful." After reviewing several new 2016 TVs, he concluded "it's the Samsung I've decided to buy."
Samsung's 2016 SUHD Quantum Dot TVs are available today starting from $1500.
There have been a number of great stories published around the web about the exciting launch of Samsung's latest SUHD Quantum Dot TVs this week in NYC.
We've pulled together some of our favorite coverage here. Look for the Nanosys logo and Quantum Dot demonstration in many of the photos :)
Yole Développement interviewed Jason Hartlove, the President and CEO of Nanosys, world leader in QD for display manufacturing, in order to understand the company’s development status and what we can expect in the next 3 years.
TCL, the world's 3rd largest TV brand, just launched their flagship "X1" TV in China. First announced at CES in January, the X1 features rec.2020 color, 1,000 nit brightness and Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys and 3M.
Samsung today launched their second-generation of SUHD Quantum Dot TVs at an event in Seoul, South Korea. The new SUHD models all feature Quantum Dot technology licensed from Nanosys for incredibly lifelike image quality and they will span across 14 SKUs ranging in size from 43" to a massive 88".
Miss last week's 2016 Quantum Dot Forum in Newport Beach, CA? Catch up on what you missed with Jason Hartlove, CEO at Nanosys. Jason gave a detailed update on the company's progress in making Quantum Dots the commercial success they are today.
Samsung continues to dominate the global TV market on the strength of premium SUHD Quantum Dot TVs that were first announced at CES in 2015. The tech-giant picked up a "double-crown" grabbing the top spots in both units shipped and revenue over the last year. This is exciting news for Nanosys, the Silicon Valley nanotech leader who developed and licensed the Quantum Dot technology inside Samsung's latest sets.
According to global market research firm IHS on March 1, Samsung Electronics held the top spot in the global TV market last year, taking 27.5 percent in annual sales and 21 percent in shipments. Samsung is leading the premium TV market on the back of SUHD TV models with quantum dot displays.
This year, it is planning to strengthen the premium TV market invasion with the 2016 Quantum Dot Display SUHD TV lineup, which integrates its advanced technologies. The Samsung SUHD TVs, which use eco-friendly quantum dot displays, features the ability to provide a premium high dynamic range (HDR) experience, with 1,000 nit HDR minimum for a higher level of contrast between light and dark images, and 10-bit Quantum dot display, offering remarkable true-to-life picture quality.
Samsung’s JS9000 4K SUHD TV has by many been argued as the best 4K TV from Samsung of 2015 and one of the three best 4K TVs of the year as well... it comes with spectacular color gamut coverage thanks to its quantum dot nanocrystal technology and also includes the benefit of UHD Alliance certified “Premium UHD” specs for HDR and other display characteristics. With excellent contrast, superb brightness and some fantastic color accuracy, the JS9000 promises a viewing experience for both 4K and non-4K content that cannot be matched by a conventional HD TV of any kind.
This is definitely the best 48-50 inch 4K TV of 2015 and remains so in 2016 as of this writing.
Jason Hartlove is confirmed to present at the Quantum Dots Forum this March in Newport Beach, CA. Smithers Apex recently spoke with Jason to gain insights on the development of the Quantum Dots marketplace ahead of his March presentation.
But what if the existing LCD technology could be massively improved, without having to throw out the existing manufacturing plant and methods? This is exactly what can be done by replacing the older (inorganic) White LED edge-illuminated backlights with backlights based on quantum dot technology.
Nanosys, the leading company in this field, calls [this] QDEF (Quantum-Dot Enhancement Film).
“We believe quantum dot is the future of display technology,” said Joe Stinziano, executive vice president of the consumer business division at Samsung Electronics.
The newish competitor is quantum dot technology, which Samsung claims can generate visuals that rival OLED screens. Moreover, quantum dot material can enhance lower cost LCD display manufacturing lines with a few adjustments. OLEDs have traditionally been more challenging to make, which contributed to their slow arrival to production model televisions.
Nanosys scientific co-founder and Director of the Lawerence Berkeley National Lab, Dr. Paul Alivisatos, takes NBC Learn on a tour of Nanosys' Silicon Valley Quantum Dot manufacturing facility.
Dr Alivisatos, who recently received the 2016 National Medal of Science, talks with NBC reporter Kate Snow about how this amazing nanotechnology that he helped pioneer is changing the way our TVs work today... The section on Nanosys begins at 2:16 - enjoy!
CNN Money reporter Hope King called Quantum Dot TVs from Samsung one of the "hits" of CES 2016 in her round up of big tech show:
"Samsung is making TVs smarter, better, and cooler... [they] introduced "Quantum Dot" technology displays that show incredibly life-like colors. The top TV in the picture has this new Quantum Dot tech and shows true red, for example. The bottom TV, which is older, shows the shoe's color as more orange."
Author Chris Chinnock, takes a close look at all the competing technologies that are vying to bring next generation video features like HDR and Wide Color Gamut into your living room. According to him, "quantum dot technology is clearly the front runner for achieving the high color gamuts."
Caleb Denison of Digital Trends interviews Dave Das, Samsung SVP of Home Entertainment at CES 2016. According to Dave:
“Samsung has become much more focused and clear in our definition of what SUHD stands for. Specifically, for 2016, All of our SUHD TVs have Quantum Dot, they have 1,000 nits of brightness and they are 10 bit panels.”