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Get ready for a newplayer. Samsung is the top-selling TV brand worldwide, but its televisions have never performed as well as OLED TVs . At , Samsung tackled those rivals head-on with its new that relies on OLED technology.
The TV wasn’t announced in an official press release like 2022 Best of Innovation award winner at CES.. Instead it appeared as a
“Samsung’s 65-inch QD-Display TV is the world’s first true RGB self-emitting Quantum Dot OLED display … combining the contrast levels of RGB OLED with the color and brightness of quantum dots,” the award’s text reads. Other features mentioned include four HDMI 2.1 inputs, a, a “Neo Quantum Processor” and immersive sound.
Other details about the TV, including pricing, availability, images or screen sizes beyond 65 inches, are currently unclear. CNET reached out to Samsung for additional details and a representative replied, “All I can say at this time is that we’ll have more to share about the 2022 TV lineup in the next several weeks.” They added that the TV’s name has yet to be determined.
A new kind of OLED TVs could have big implications for the high-end TV market. A company calledcurrently manufactures all the OLED TVs available today, and supplies them not only to LG Electronics but also to Sony, Vizio, Philips, Panasonic and others worldwide.
QD-Display panels,, are manufactured by Samsung Display and could be sold to not only Samsung but other brands, too. In fact later in 2022, and other brands could follow. More manufacturers of OLED TVs could mean increased competition and lower prices overall.
, with perfect black levels, no stray illumination and excellent off-angle viewing. QD-OLED combines organic light-emitting diodes and . With the current version of OLED, yellow and blue OLED materials create “white” light and filters mix in other colors. QD-OLED uses blue OLEDs to create light and quantum dots to convert some of the blue into red and green.
The benefits,, include better color overall, improved viewing angles and the same perfect black levels that conventional OLED is known for.
Current OLED TV panels manufactured by LG Displayand sale prices on OLED TVs have fallen below $1,000 for the smallest, least-expensive examples. I don’t expect Samsung’s QD-OLED TVs to offer as much variety or get as affordable, especially in their first year, and I’d be surprised if the picture quality improvement, if any, blows me away. There’s also the question of how the next technology will hold up over time or handle potential .
That said, the mere presence of another kind of OLED TV, and the competition it brings, is good news for people who care about picture quality.
Samsung made numerous other TV announcements in advance of CES 2022, including its latest, and models, a with access to cloud services and a to recharge.