The recent 8K Display Summit featured presentations from a broad range of 8K ecosystem participants including film makers, camera makers, display technology companies, human vision research, codec developers, and more. Almost too much information to process in one day! Fortunately, Joe Cox of WhatHifi? put together a great, super detailed breakdown of all the presentations from the event.Read More
Sweta Dash, writing for DisplayDaily:
Nanosys received a DisplayWeek People’s Choice award for showcasing varieties of QD displays including a Hisense ULED XD TV (using a dual cell LCD panel and Nanosys QD technology). The product is expected to be available in 2020… Nanosys showed a Vizio P series Quantum X, 3000 nits TV, Samsung 82-inch QLED 8K QD TV, BOE’s QD notebook and HP’s QD gaming monitors. The company is working with highly efficient InP QDs in collaboration with LG Display to develop emissive QD display and presented a paper at the conference.Read More
Samsung Display recently interviewed Nanosys Senior Scientist Dr. Nahyoung Kim at the IMID/KES conferences in South Korea. Dr. Kim shares some updates on how Nanosys' next generation Quantum Dot technologies are enabling great 8K devices. Great CES preview!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
Sweta Dash from DisplayDaily explains how Quantum Dots are enabling LCDs to match or even out perform competitors by providing higher peak brightness, wider color gamut and better image quality. These are all the crucial requirements for the best UltraHD HDR experience:
"After CCFL-based TV sets reached market maturity and growth slowed down, LED-based LCD TV created a growth cycle by boosting replacement demand. The winning formula was “good enough picture quality” with “competitive price”. It not only changed the TV market, it also spilled over to all other application markets such as monitor, notebook, industrial, medical and others and that strengthened the LCD technology and production base. Quantum dot technology has the same potential to enable LCD to create a growth cycle and drive replacement demand.
TV manufacturers are shifting to higher resolutions to offer better picture quality. But adoption of WCG and HDR with 4K resolutions really helped consumer to see the visual quality differences and experience it. Quantum dot enhanced backlight light in LCD TV takes it to the next level with an even wider range of colors and luminance."Read More
Samsung's ultra-wide 49-inch Quantum Dot Monitor, CHG90, was crowned the Monitor of the Year at the Trusted Reviews Awards 2017. With the help of Nanosys Quantum Dot Technology, Samsung's CHG90 is able to provide vibrant colors and excellent image quality. According to Trusted Reviews:
This huge, ultra-wide 49-inch panel ticks practically every box for gamers, boasting a high-refresh-rate panel running at 144Hz, Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology, and a curved design.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
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
Michael Herh from Business Korea talks about Samsung's confidence in Quantum Dots' durability as they extend their warranty on the QLED series for burn ins to 10 years worldwide.
"Quantum dot-based QLED TVs are very durable and extremely unlikely to show burn-in." said a representative of Samsung Electronics. "With strong confidence in QLED TV's product performance, we are offering a 10-year warranty for our QLED TVs around the world."Read More
These new displays achieve 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and feature Quantum Dot tech developed by Nanosys. Stefan Etienne, writing for TechCrunch on the first impressions of the new displays from E3. :
Samsung is updating its curved gaming monitor lineup with a slew of new technologies. Coming in 27, 31.5 and 49-inch versions, they’re called the C27HG70, C32HG70 and C49HG90, respectively. They blend the best current monitor technologies, into a package that at first glance seems pretty ideal... everyone from enthusiast PC gamers, eSports professionals, to editors and video professionals could have a field day with this gear.Read More
Pultizer-nominated business journalist Russ Banham has written up a fantastic, detailed look at the development of Quantum Dot technology for displays, from their discovery in the early 1980's to today's HDR TVs. His piece includes great interviews with Nanosys CEO, Jason Hartlove, and scientific co-founder Dr. Paul Alivisatos. The full article can be read at Forbes BrandVoice and is sponsored by Samsung. Here's a brief snippet:
As a testament to the growing prominence of quantum dot technology, Samsung at CES 2017 unveiled three QLED TVs — a new line of 4K displays based on quantum dots that the company developed in association with Nanosys.
For the past several years, Samsung has been the largest strategic investor in Nanosys and works closely with the California company on research and development...
“Having a TV in your home that can reproduce all of the colors you’d expect to see in a movie theater with a professional-quality projector is pretty amazing,” Hartlove said.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 officially launched their 2017 Quantum Dot TVs this week. First shown at CES 2017, the new sets are being marketed as QLED TVs and feature Quantum Dot technology licensed from Nanosys. According to the Korea Herald:
Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday launched a new line-up of its high-tech televisions using quantum dot technology, as it seeks to strengthen its market share in the global premium TV market.
Quantum dot TVs offer better picture quality and cheaper manufacturing costs than organic light-emitting diode TVs.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
Chris Chinnock, writing for DisplayDaily:
Samsung has not officially revealed any details about it TV plans for 2017, which they will unveil at CES. But a news story in the ET Times of Korea and some info from other sources suggests the company’s new TVs will offer some impressive gains. So impressive, I suspect their performance will be one of the hot topics of discussion at CES.Read More