Back in August, TCL announced a brand new lineup of Quantum Dot TVs for the US market. The first of those new models, the R625, is now available for purchase in the US.Read More
Tom’s Guide just published a great overview of some of the best Quantum Dot TVs coming to market in 2019. Top brands including Hisense, Samsung, Vizio and TCL are all offering TVs in the US market based on Quantum Dots as adoption of the technology continues to grow. Nanosys expects roughly 100 displays based on Quantum Dot technology to ship worldwide in 2019.Read More
Lux Research Senior Analyst Vladimir Roznyatovskiy profiled Nanosys in a recent note:
“We recently spoke with Nanosys, and given the company's trajectory, we can firmly attribute its leadership in the field to the timely and apt execution of R&D efforts and delivering the best-performing color converting materials for the needs of display manufactures. As QLED TV panel adoption ramps up – hence the capacity expansion – the focus is shifting to other emerging applications…”Read More
Samsung’s QLED TV strategy appears to be paying off according to a recent report at ZDNet. Reporter Cho Mu-Hyun, notes that QLED TV sales picked up a “tailwind” starting in the fourth quarter of last year and have grown rapidly since then, far out pacing sales of rival OLED technology:
In the first quarter of 2019, Samsung moved 896,000 QLED TVs, over double the previous year. In the second quarter it is expected to have moved a million units, again double the amount from a year ago.Read More
Kim Eun-jin, writing for Business Korea:
QLED TV sales totaled 896,400 units in the first quarter of this year, dwarfing the combined sales of 569,600 units by the top five OLED TV makers – LG Electronics, Sony, Panasonic, Philips (AOC/TP Vision) and Skyworth, market researcher IHS Markit said on May 29…
IHS Markit predicted that QLED TV sales would continue to outpace OLED TV sales by 2022. Last year, QLED TVs sold 2.67 million units, outclassing OLED TVs’ 2.51 million units. The trend would hold in 2022 (10.46 million units of QLED TVs vs. 9.35 million units of OLED TVs), IHS Markit added.Read More
Samsung released their QLED line up earlier this year. According to Samsung, their flagship Q9FN delivers an incredible 2,000 nits of peak luminance and truly cinematic color thanks in part to the Quantum Dot technology inside.
We're always excited to see great new Quantum Dot products hit the market so we've rounded up some of the most notable excerpts from the Samsung QLED Q9FN reviews below.Read More
Ken Werner, writing for DisplayDaily, talks about Harman's new innovative use of quantum dot displays for high end automotive applications. In a CES 2018 demonstration, a QLED quantum dot display was paired with an OLED display inside a dark Maserati and the QLED display with local dimming did not show any sign of visual mismatch against the OLED.
"Rashmi Rao, Harman Senior Director of Advanced Systems and User Experience, explained that for a high-end car like the Maserati, Harman selected the best-performing display technology for the critical instrument cluster, while the large QLED display still offers very good performance at a significantly lower cost than OLED. Rao commented that the QLED does a good job of integrating visually with the OLED. A conventional LCD would present an obvious visual mismatch with the OLED. The system in the Maserati was fully functional but is not yet in a shipping automobile."Read More
Ray Soneira, the display expert behind DisplayMate, posted a piece on test results of Samsung's latest Quantum Dot TVs in real world ambient light. He found that Quantum Dots can help boost a display's power efficiency by 75% by maintaining color accuracy in bright ambient light with lower brightness:
"Since ambient light washes out the on-screen colors, the first step is to enlarge the Native Color Gamut of the display as much as possible. Quantum Dots, which is the technology used in the Samsung 65Q9 TV, can now further expand the Native Color Gamut very efficiently ...
A major advantage for using this advanced technology rather than the current brute force method of just increasing the Picture Brightness in ambient light is that it can produce the same vibrant on-screen colors in ambient light with 75 percent less display power up through 2,000 lux, which is very important for TV energy efficiency, and also very important for Smartphones because they depend on limited battery power."Read More
Forbes contributor John Archer breaks down the numbers behind the current TV Tech War with help from veteran display analyst Ross Young
"Delving deeper into some of the reasons why DSCC sees OLED struggling so much over the next few years, the report states that OLED TV production techniques are lagging significantly behind QLED ones. QLED lines running to the so-called 10.5G specification are estimated to be as much as two years ahead of 10.5G OLED lines - a big deal when you consider that 10.5G lines are optimized for production of the 65-inch and 75-inch screens expected to become an increasingly key part of the TV market in the next few years."Read More
Samsung introduced their new 88-inch QLED TV with Quantum Dots in it. The TV is targeted for the premium TV market and will cost 33 million won (US$29,424).
"Samsung said the quantum dot technology, which utilizes a film of semiconductor nanocrystals to boast far more vivid colors than liquid crystal displays (LCDs), is capable of enhancing viewers' experiences.
The tech giant also applied metalcoating to the quantum dot nanocrystals to develop what it calls "metal quantum dot" technology."Read More
The opening address of the Forum, given by CECC Vice Chairman Liu Yufeng, noted that about 3 million QLED TVs sold in 2017 and expectations are that number will double in 2017 to 6 million. Even more dramatically, there’s an expectation that sales of QLEDs will triple in 2018 and exceed 18 million units. Sounds to me like TCL and Hisense are gearing up to join the QLED party in a big way.Read More
If you've been looking for the best new HDR TV for your living room, you've probably found yourself clicking through jargon-filled reviews loaded with terms like "OLED," "Quantum Dot," "nits," "color gamut," and "high dynamic range" to name a few. Most consumers don't find themselves using these words every day so it can be tough to know which ones really make a difference to your TV watching experience.
While technical reviews are an important resource, we believe "seeing is believing" when it comes to the image quality.Read More
Samsung's new 2017 QLED TV line-up is certified by the UHD Alliance (UHDA) as Ultra HD Premium. The new line-up includes the Samsung Q9, Q8 and Q7 models that all feature the Quantum Dot technology licensed by Nanosys.
Quantum Dot technology is helping to drive UltraHD TV adoption by enabling TV makers to create devices with a brighter, more colorful and lifelike image that exceeds the UltraHD Premium standard.Read More
As the new Samsung QLED TV hits the market, TV buyers have been wondering, what the differences are between an OLED TV and a QLED TV?
Marc Saltzman from USA Today clears up the confusion with a detailed comparison between the 3 types of TVs on the market. He found the Quantum Dot technology in the latest QLEDs delivers fantastic contrast, color and reliability compared to sets based on OLED.
- "Quantum dot TVs can match the “infinite” contrast ratio of OLED, delivering exceptionally dark blacks and whiter whites, and offer higher brightness than OLED TVs."
- "These [QLED] TVs boast a wider, more true-to-life color palette – especially when it comes to reds, greens, and cyans – compared to OLED-based displays."
- Unlike OLED materials, quantum dots are inorganic, which translates to longer-lasting displays and don’t suffer from any “burn-in” (ghost image) issues, though LG has added technologies to mitigate this.
Tim Moynihan, writing for Wired on the just-launched 2017 Samsung QLED TVs which feature Quantum Dot technology licensed from Nanosys:
“The fact that [Quantum Dots are] brighter, more powerful, and much more focused allows you to add more layers without impacting the color volume or off-angle viewing,” says Louis Masses, director of communications at Samsung. “Normally, if you put another layer on the panel, it dims everything. You lose color, you lose brightness. But here, the brightness and the efficiency allows you to put on a layer that helps improve black levels.”
To be sure, the Q-Series panels I saw at CES earlier this year provided a richer, more vibrant, and more nuanced picture than their predecessors... More impressive, it provided greater detail and richer color at high brightness levels than the LG OLED next to it.Read More
Samsung emphasise colour volume on their new QLED HDR TVs. Two of the big selling points of Samsung's new QLED TVs are their increased peak brightness and wider colour gamut.
If you're not familiar with the idea of colour volume, it's a relatively straight forward concept....Read More
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.Read More
Samsung recently brought HD Guru and a group of technology reviewers out to the Nanosys manufacturing operations in Milpitas to meet Jason Hartlove, Nanosys president and CEO, to find out more about what’s going on with his company’s approach to quantum dots and the Samsung/Nanosys plans for new technologies like QLED just ahead of us.
Read our Q&A report with Hartlove after the jumpRead More