Smart TV Vector — Oled Vs. Qled: Tv Technology Explained

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To get 4K and HDR, plus some additional picture enhancements, you’ll have to step up to the U5-series sets, offered in 43- to 75-inch screen sizes. These TVs are 1080p Android smart TVs in smaller screen sizes, with prices in the $200 to $300 range.

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Samsung says it will appeal to millennials and Gen Z-ers who want to mirror their smartphone content. It will work with a new Samsung TV feature called Tap View that lets you mirror your phone just by touching it to the TV. This year its 8K line will be highlighted by a new flagship model, the Q950 QLED TV, offered in 65-, 75-, 82-, and 98-inch screen sizes.

Being able to control every pixel’s light level potentially enables OLED TVs to reveal subtle shades and details in the darkest corners of pictures that can get ‘crushed’ out of QLED pictures. This feature comes into its own with today’s HDR sources. It means HDR’s brighter image highlights can be delivered without compromising any dark areas around them. There’s none of the general greying over of dark elements, or distracting light blooming or striping around bright elements, you get with LED TVs. Each OLED pixel needs its electric current to work. This leads to a situation where every pixel can work pretty much independently of even its nearest neighbors. This sort of pixel-level lighting precision has made the technology a firm favorite of home cinema fans over recent years.

For instance, the 65-inch Samsung Q90 can pump out a peak measured light output (on a white HDR window filling 10% of the screen) of 2050 nits. OLED TVs use self-emissive pixels. Therefore, their pictures can be viewed from a much broader angle than those of QLED TVs, that too before losing any significant color and contrast. This is clearly a big deal if your viewing room requires anyone to sit off down near the screen’s sides.

Android is more of a TV platform as it is available on a vast array of devices made by different companies. Android has a fantastic selection of apps and content that blows Apple’s out of the water somewhat. However, Apple integrates its devices so well that switching from one to the other, and linking them together is seamless. In Canada, many TV set-top boxes offer subscriptions and plans. With Ebox or VBox services, you can watch live TV as well as accessing Android TV features.

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