The Next Phase of the TV Tech Battle: Quantum Dot vs. OLED Display reports that “This will be the year of the . . .”

Such claims get repeated seemingly every January at CES when new televisions roll out, with promises of tremendous, blazing new visuals to come.

But this protracted war to create the sexiest television in the world may be getting a little hard on the eyes.

It is not enough that manufacturers chase ever loftier standards for high-end displays. Ultra HD television, with more pixels and bigger screens, is desperate to go mainstream as the new standard because standard HD is so passé. Rival technology formats are also being pushed by competing companies to win that coveted space in consumers’ living rooms.

On the battlefield is organic LED (OLED) technology, championed by LG Electronics, facing off against something called quantum dot, a nano-crystal evolution of LCD technology which Samsung favors. This may sound like jargon and splitting hairs, but the production methods and potential costs for each type of display are very different. Furthermore, this fight for dominance is not likely to be over any time soon.


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