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Jargon Explained #2

It seems like there are always new television technologies being released and here we explain a few of them.


OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) - Unlike an LED/LCD television screen where light from LEDs is blocked from, or allowed through to, the front of the screen to produce variations in brightness and colour (the picture you see) an OLED screen produces light and colour directly from each individual pixel (the OLEDs). This means much better contrast (the difference between black and white) and more realistic colours, plus the physical screen can be made much slimmer. LG own this technology so any OLED tv will use an LG panel.


QLED (Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode) - is an LED/LCD screen with a layer of ‘quantum dots’ and special blue LED added to create a better picture, pure whites and high brightness levels. It is a technology unique to Samsung and is nothing like OLED.