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NANOSYS AT CES2019

NANOSYS CES 2019 RECAP

CES 2019 is a wrap and this year’s show featured a number of big Quantum Dot announcements. Watch this quick recap on Nanosys Quantum Dot demos and some Quantum Dot products at CES.

HDTVTest INTERVIEW WITH NANOSYS CEO JASON HARTLOVE

HDTVTest’s Vincent Teoh interviewed Jason Hartlove, President & CEO of Nanosys, at the CES 2019 consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas. Jason explained the benefits of quantum-dot OLED (QD-OLED) and quantum-dot Micro LED (QD-MicroLED) technology, and talked us through two demonstrations, one showing the superior motion characteristics of quantum dot versus PFS/ KFS phosphor, and the other showing the ability of a quantum dot TV to render 10,000-nit colour and detail vs a WRGB OLED TV.

NOT ALL WIDE COLOR GAMUT TECHNOLOGIES ARE CREATED EQUAL

Quantum Dots deliver the widest color gamut and highest peak luminance for a lifelike HDR content experience. You may not be aware that Quantum Dots are also the fastest wide gamut technology. At CES this year, Nanosys showed a wide color gamut speed shootout comparing the response time of Quantum Dots to KSF phosphor, a competing wide color gamut tech. How much does speed matter for image quality?

Quantum dots can be switched on and off in a matter of nanoseconds while KSF phosphor takes milliseconds to respond. While milliseconds sounds pretty fast, it isn’t fast enough for Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) displays when it comes to high frame rate content. Quantum Dots respond in perfect synch with the signal for clear motion and near-perfect black levels. In KSF displays, the red component needs time to warm up and cool down over several milliseconds. In the soccer ball example below this slow response time causes a cyan leading edge and a red trailing edge as the ball moves across LED zones.

High speed camera shot of the Vizio P-Series Quantum (Quantum Dot) vs. a 2018 KSF-based TV showing the difference in color response time between the technologies. What you are seeing is the KSF-based TV set having a cyan leading edge and a red trailing edge as the ball moves across LED zones due to the slow response time which doesn’t appear in the Quantum Dot set.

High speed camera shot of the Vizio P-Series Quantum (Quantum Dot) vs. a 2018 KSF-based TV showing the difference in color response time between the technologies. What you are seeing is the KSF-based TV set having a cyan leading edge and a red trailing edge as the ball moves across LED zones due to the slow response time which doesn’t appear in the Quantum Dot set.

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  • High speed camera capture shows the impact of slow red response for FALD LCDs

  • Leading edge of soccer ball appears Cyan

  • Trailing edge is red

 

WhY BRIGHTNESS MATTERS

A great HDR experience requires accurate color chromaticity and luminance reproduction. At CES we took a look inside an UltraHD HDR content signal to show how peak luminance and color combine to create a lifelike experience.

To do this, we worked with with AJA Video Systems’ HDR Analyzer tool that uses color science from Color Front to analyze the luminance and color chromaticity of every pixel in a piece of content real time. Looking at BT.2020 HDR10 content graded at 4,000 nits we were able to observe how two different TV technologies responded. The Vizio P Quantum, with 2,400 nits of peak luminance and full DCI-P3 coverage is able to more accurately reproduce the creator’s intent.

AJA Video Systems’ HDR Analyzer looks at a frame of BT.2020 HDR10 video. Peak luminance in the Fram is 3,254 nits and colors covering 120% of DCI-P3, nearly full BT.2020 color space.

Color luminance shootout showing Quantum Dot vs OLED. Notice the brighter Quantum Dot set is able to show the sun while the sun disappears on the OLED due to tone-mapping. Looking at the HDR data we can see that the sun falls way outside the OLED’s capability with code values as high as 10,000 nits.

 

Hands on Demos

Quantum Dot Electro Luminescent (QDEL)

Inkjet Printed Quantum Dot Color Conversion (QDCC)

QDOG™: Glass light guide plate coated with Nanosys Heavy Metal Free Quantum Dot technology.

QDEF: Heavy Metal Free Quantum Dots, Hyperion™ Quantum Dots, Quantum Dots

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Quantum Dot DISPLAYS AT CES2019

 
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Lots of Quantum Dot news from TCL at CES 2019! TCL was one of the first TV manufacturers to adopt Quantum Dot technology in 2015. Since that time they’ve continued to refine and develop their Quantum Dot products. Now, for the first time, they are bringing Quantum Dot technology to their North American TV line-up.

Their booth at CES featured fantastic-looking 2019 QD products as well as some cool forward looking Quantum Dot demos including a bezel-less glass TV and 95% BT.2020 color gamut TV.

TCL X10 QLED 8K TV

TCL 8-Series 4K HDR TV

TCL QD Bezel-less Glass TV

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Caleb Denison from Digital Trends talks about TCL’s TV presence at CES 2019.

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HP launched the world’s first Quantum Dot on Glass product at CES 2019: the HP Pavilion 27.

HP Pavilion 27

Specs:

  • Size: 27”

  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz

  • Peak Brightness: 400 cd/m²

  • Technology: QDOG™ backlight

  • Cost: $399

  • Available: March 2019

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HP Omen X Emperium

Specs:

  • Size: 65”

  • Resolution: 3840x2160 @ 144Hz

  • Peak Brightness: 1000 cd/m²

  • Technology: QDEF backlight

  • Cost: $4,999

  • Available: Feburary 2019

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VIZIO 2019 Quantum Dot Line up

P-series Quantum X 

  • Size: 65” & 75”

  • Resolution: 4K

  • Peak Brightness: 2,900 cd/m²

  • Zones: 65”: 384| 75”: 480 zones

P-series Quantum

  • Size: 65” & 75”

  • Resolution: 4K

  • Peak Brightness: 1,000 cd/m²

  • Zones: 65”: 200 zones, 75”: 240 zones

M-series

  • Size: 43” – 65”

  • Resolution: 4K

  • Peak Brightness: 600 cd/m²

  • Zones: 90

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HISENSE H9F

Specs:

  • Size: 55”, 65”

  • Resolution: 4K

  • Peak Brightness: 1,000 cd/m²

  • Zones: 150

  • Prices: 55”: $699 | 65”: $999

  • Release Date: May

HISENSE U9F

Specs:

  • Size: 75”

  • Resolution: 4K

  • Peak Brightness: 2,200 cd/m²

  • Zones: 100

  • Price: $3,500

  • Release Date: June

HISENSE ULED XD

Specs:

  • Size: 65”

  • Resolution: 4K

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SAMSUNG Q900 QLED 8K TV

THE FRAME AND SERIF TV

SAMSUNG CRG90 QLED MONITOR