Samsung pushes home the Quantum Dot ‘advantage’ at IFA

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by Mark Hodgkinson Sep 1, 2016 at 10:33 AM

  • Samsung used its press conference at IFA to hammer home the virtues of Quantum Dot technology, for delivering HDR video, and took a swipe, or two, at OLED, the technology championed by arch rivals LG, in the process.
    The conference also provided the launching pad for the world’s largest curved, QD TV - the 88-inch KS9800 – offering, they said, the ultimate in picture quality and, as with all of Samsung’s SUHD TVs, a display capable of producing up to one billion colours. Samsung now offers the largest range of SUHD TVs in Europe, with 19 available sizes from 43- up to 88-inches.

    Samsung also announced the world’s first curved Quantum dot PC Monitors – the new CF791, with a 34” Ultra Wide QHD screen and the new CFG70, the first curved monitor with a one millisecond moving picture response time and 144 hertz refresh rate for smooth gaming.

    Samsung is also the only company able to offer consumers cadmium-free Quantum Dot TVs – a point made by guest speaker, Jason Hartlove, President & CEO of Nanosys. Hartlove stated that Quantum dot is among the most stable and reliable display materials available anywhere on the planet, enabling superior performance and more environmentally-friendly displays with an extraordinary lifespan.

    The lifespan comment was a somewhat more veiled dig at OLED, following Samsung’s direct comparison between QD and OLEDs ability to deliver the required brightness for effective HDR reproduction, where the former undoubtedly holds an advantage.

    Such is the company’s confidence in the reliability of Quantum Dot, Samsung recently announced a new 10-year warranty for its SUHD TVs with Quantum dot display, protecting consumers against the effects of burn-in for an entire decade.

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