If you have been on the hunt for a new television lately you have surely seen a few of the new technologies being pushed as the best and the brightest options today. Words get tossed around by companies and salesman alike making big and bold claims about what’s best in your price range. So let’s take a real look at the two major technologies being pushed at your local BestBuy.
QLED – Quantum dot LED (Samsung proprietary technology)
QLED tech has been in play from Samsung since 2017 and completely taken over their TV line as a whole. The tech is simple, it applies a film and filter in between the display and the backlight. This tech allows the TV to help stop leakage from the backlight in non-lit areas of the screen. Ultimately what this means is that it helps the panel have better blacks without further compromising the picture and cost. In many ways this Quantum dot tech from Samsung is a simple marketing ploy to try to compete with the OLED producing companies, but regardless of the marketing aspect, QLED does result in a better picture than just a natural LED TV.
OLED – Organic LED (not proprietary technology)
Sony put out the first OLED back in 2007 and it has been adopted by many of the major IPS panel producing companies since. The basis of OLED stands for organic light emitting diode, meaning that every pixel emits its own light directly. An OLED TV does not need a backlight because every pixel is self-illuminating. OLED produces amazing color and brightness control that is locally dynamic.
Conclusion: OLED is inherently a superior technology
You can see big differences when analyzing each type of TV, but there is clearly a winner when you are comparing the two techs directly. OLED is inherently a superior technology for delivering a great picture when watching any type of content.
Conclusion: Over 65 inches? QLED delivers for half the price
The only aspect that the QLED has over the competition is when the screen size is over 65 inches OLED tech becomes far more expensive. So if you are looking for a TV well over 65 inches you can get a comparable picture outcome with at half the cost with a samsung QLED.