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OLED vs. QDOT - The battle for 4K supremacy

OLED vs. QDOT - The battle for 4K supremacy

It's April, and the big players have played their hand regarding TV line-ups for 2017. Two names pop-up from the crowd - LG and Samsung

Forget about bigger, brighter, faster, sharper. Details now fight the battle.

LG looked like it as surpassed the competition with their OLED displays offering. However, Samsung may have a word with its recently coined Quantum Dot display technology...

Samsung's marketing is doing all the right things when it comes to showing off their QD technology. Just check this video.

Looks pretty amazing, right? But, is it enough to dethrone LG's OLED TV's?

How Quantum Dot works

What in the name of God are Quantum Dots? Well, they're just very tiny molecules that reflect their own different color when LED light is shined on them. Confused? Well, Samsung's marketing team try to explain it on this very expensive looking video, and we'll let you make your own decision on whether that's informative enough or just pretty.

How OLED works

An OLED screen consists on many OLEDs - an organic (carbon-based) material that emits light when electricity is applied. The main feature of the OLED in comparison to QLED is that they don't need a light to be shined on them in order to glow as they're self-emitting. Want to dive in head first?

Keeping it simple

Simply put, OLED is a self-emitting technology, meaning that the panel lights itself, whereas QLED still relies on backlighting to perform. Therefore, OLED achieves pure black, which dramatically enhances contrast and overall quality, whereas QLED cannot go totally dark, producing very dark grays, but not completely dark images.

Quantum Dot, also have it's advantages, of course. Whereas OLED produced perfect blacks, QLED TV's can achieve better brightness. So it's just a matter of extremes, it seems. LG believes in deep blacks, and Samsung wants the best brightness.

What is your choice?