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Samsung doesn’t think OLED displays are suitable for TVs

If you’re waiting for Samsung to launch an OLED TV, you might have to keep waiting. The company has said that it doesn’t think that OLED displays are suitable for TVs. That’s not something that its rival LG agrees with as it continues to churn out great OLED TVs.

Samsung launched its QLED TVs earlier this year and positioned them as an alternative to OLED TVs. The two technologies are completely different. Samsung claims that the performance of QLED panels is better than OLED panels.

OLED Displays For TVs

Samsung says that OLED displays are good for devices that have shorter life expectancies such as smartphones. That’s because OLED panels have screen burn-in or image retention issues. It says that the case is different for TVs and monitor that are normally used for longer periods.

Comparing OLED panels with fruit juice that oxidizes with time, Samsung said that “The reason OLED TVs have image retentions is because they are made of organic materials.” That’s not a comparison you hear often.

Samsung’s QLED panels rely on quantum-dot technology. They’re semiconductor nanocrystals that, according to Samsung, improve contrast, power efficiency and display brightness. Samsung also says that this crucial difference means that QLED TVs don’t suffer from burn-in issues.

We’ve already discussed Samsung’s aversion to OLED TVs in great detail. This statement from the company makes it seem like it’s not changing its stance on OLED TVs anytime soon.

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EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

For years, I have been thinking that OLEDs are better in terms of contrast. Based on a little research I had done previously, OLED should mathematically be better when it comes to contrast. Since the OLED does not have a backlighting panel, the contrast should, in theory, be infinite (more technical here: index 255,255,255 in rgb color is white and 0,0,0 is pure, un-backlighted black. 255/0 is infinity *or Zero Division Error if you prefer*). Compared to backlighted QLED (which its’ true black is NOT 0,0,0), it means it has less contrast (non-infinity). I have been thinking of it kinda… Read more »

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

QLED is only in the wraps for now, wait for the next year a new generation will come, they will be even better, for me OLED vs QLED is like PLASMA vs LCD

wordsley
wordsley

The Samsung QLED TVs are very bad very Poor viewing angles .poor contrast ratios.
And suffice from bad light bleed. Oled far better any day,

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Really, you think the world leader in display technology is producing THAT bad screens?! Have you even seen one for real? Even in stores you can see that the viewing angles are great and picture quality is phenomenal

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Lol viewing angles are great, contrast is also great, everyone can check this at the store, I think that you were looking at your Grunding at home ahhaha

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

He was looking at a newspaper ad of a QLED TV and not one in real life.

redzuanaqw
redzuanaqw

I hope Samsung will bring QLED display to smartphone

locarno
locarno

Never

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

We’re planning on buying a QLED TV but for the moment it’s very expensive

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Wait for the next year, the prices will go down

laleka
laleka

I wish I could buy Qled 🙁 always eager to try new techniques

Biransahin
Biransahin

I have a nice OLED from LG a few years now, and there is unfortunately image retention. Will change soon for a Samsung QLED. It was a great TV, but I trust Samsung more with screens, as their Amoled screen on the phones are far better quality than LGs pOLED screens as shown by big problems on the new Pixel 2 XL..

mitico303
mitico303

Go home Samsung, you’re drunk!