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What Are Quantum Dots, and Why Do I Want Them in My TV?


What Are Quantum Dots and Why Do I Want Them in My TV WIRED

What Are Quantum Dots and Why Do I Want Them in My TV WIRED

Source: http://www.wired.com/2015/01/primer-quan...

There’s no doubt that quantum-dot TVs will cost more than normal LCDs—especially because they’re likely to be 4K sets. But quantum-dot is getting a lot of buzz because its cheaper than OLED.

In most peoples’ eyes, OLED TVs are the best tech available. But they’re expensive to build and expensive to buy—you’re looking at $3,500 to as much as $20,000—and the manufacturing process differs in several key ways. That’s a big reason LG is the only company is putting big money into building the them.

Conversely, quantum-dot sets don’t require overhauling the LCD fabrication process, and they produce a much wider color gamut than traditional LCDs. They’re closer to OLED in color performance, and they also can get brighter. That’s important for HDR video.

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I'm sold if they can get the price down. 

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