Best QD-OLED TV in 2022


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Best Sony QD-OLED TV

Sony Bravia Master XR A95K


Why you should consider a QD-OLED TV?

QD-OLED is a brand new technology and, for the most part, many of the pros and cons they offer aren’t known by the general consumer.

Luckily, we’ve kept bang up to date with all the latest announcements regarding the newest display technology, allowing us to highlight the main reasons why you might want to consider one this summer.

Color accuracy

Traditional OLED panels make use of a color filter made up of red, blue, and green subpixels. It’s this layer that creates the color on your OLED TV set. While it works perfectly fine, it doesn’t produce the wide color gamut of Quantum Dot – a technology that utilizes a color filter, LCD matrix, and a layer of Quantum Dots for color production.

Of course, QD-OLED technology will make use of this layer, meaning that color accuracy should be far greater with QD-OLED TVs when compared to OLED alternatives. Better yet, due to the wide color gamut that QD-OLED TVs should offer, we can expect a much more realistic and immersive HDR experience.

OLED vs QLED

Peak luminance

One of the big that OLED TVs encountered was their inability to produce high peak brightness. We compared OLED to standard LED a while back and the difference in peak luminance was clear for all to see.

That being said, one of the big draws surrounding QD-OLED is its ability to produce higher peak brightness. While this isn’t 100% confirmed just yet, it’s highly likely that QD-OLED TVs will be brighter than traditional OLED panels – resulting in better day time viewing and HDR performance.

Nanocell vs QLED

Burn-in & life expectancy

Burn-in, or image retention, is an ever-growing issue that faces modern OLED TVs. If a TV is left displaying the same image for several hours, it can burn the image into the OLED layer for the foreseeable future. Of course, this destroys your visual experience as those pixels no longer have the ability to display other colors.

That being said, the latest OLED TVs are becoming more advanced in this particular field, with manufacturers developing anti-burn-in technology that reduces the risk of this exponentially. The same thought process seems to be going into every QD-OLED panel too, with Samsung utilizing a stack of three OLED layers to help distribute luminance and reduce burn-in potential.

Not only will this reduce the risk of burn-in but it’ll also increase the life expectancy of QD-OLED TVs dramatically as well.

mini-LED vs OLED

Sizes

One issue that does reside around the latest QD-OLED TVs is the sizing availability. At present, Samsung is only producing 55-inch and 65-inch variants of its new hybrid display technology. The reason for this is still unknown, however, after the failure of the brand’s S9C OLED TV, they might be starting slow to see how sales pan out.

That being said, all signs seem to show that QD-OLED TVs will support a whole host of sizes – especially now the brand looks set to start mass production of 49-inch and 77-inch variants early next year.

Latest TV news & arrivals

“The Sony A95K will launch in the US in the next couple of months, priced at $3,000 for the 55-inch variant and $4,000 for the 65-inch. Canadian consumers won’t have to wait quite as long, with pre-orders now live with expected arrivals sometime this month (May). Despite UK pricing still yet to surface, a price leak from John Lewis has suggested a £2,699 starting price – lining up nicely with the US official price announcement.”


Best QD-OLED TV in 2022

Samsung S95B

Samsung S95B

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