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It’s over between LEDs and LCDs. The new TV format war is between QLED, OLED, and other new technologies. QLED and OLED are both ways to change the way a TV screen looks. But what’s the difference between them, and which is better?
Here’s the first thing you need to know: QLED, which stands for Quantum Dot LED, is made by Samsung. LG made OLED, which stands for “Organic LED” and “light-emitting diode”, as always. LED TVs and LCD TVs were previously only marketing terms for various LCD kinds. A single “pixel” in an LCD TV cannot illuminate itself. It needs an LED panel for backlighting. This backlighting is the primary difference between QLED and OLED:
- Samsung’s QLED is a development of LCD TV technology because it lacks self-illuminating pixels.
- The OLED display from LG contains self-illuminating pixels, making it a novel form of technology.
From the backlight to the polarizer, LCD and LED TVs have used a number of thin layers for many years. The Quantum Dot filter is a new layer that Samsung has added to this line. It’s no surprise that this filter is made of quantum dots, which are tiny particles that turn the light from the screen into simple RGB colors. After this, the colors move further and combine with other layers to make the images you see on the screen.
But by keeping it to these basic colors, the colors in these pictures are much more true. Specifically:
- With the added quantum dot filter, the color clarity of LED TVs is improved by up to 90%.
- It also lets you have up to 2,000 nits of brightness, indicating that the HDR function is better.
- Even though each pixel can’t turn on and off, the black levels and contrast ratio are the same as the best LED-LCD TVs on the market right now.
- Current TVs have the same viewing angles; they’re not as wide as OLED or MicroLED.
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LG has been a leader in OLED technology, while Samsung is focusing on QLED right now. OLED screens are pretty popular on smartphones, but it’s hard to make them big enough for a TV. Samsung keeps making OLEDs for phones, but they couldn’t get them big enough for TVs. LG used another technique to make OLED screens big enough for TVs.
These days, the best TVs available are LG’s OLED models. Indeed, they are shockingly costly. The best television available now is an LG OLED model. For the reasons that:
- OLED TVs provide superior black depths and contrast ratios because each pixel can independently light up or dim.
- OLED televisions offer superior color accuracy and viewing angles. Despite being unable to reach 2,000 nits of brightness, the HDR quality is excellent.
- CNET, which boasts the best TV-testing capabilities and staff of any media outlet, has routinely given OLEDs the highest review ratings.
- OLED TVs, like older plasma TVs, are vulnerable to screen burn-in.
- OLED TVs have a higher power consumption than QLED or LED-LCD models.
If you want a new TV right now, OLED might not be the best choice. The least expensive OLED and QLED TVs cost more than $1,500, and right now, you should choose an OLED. LED-LCDs are the best choice for an average TV.