LED, QLED, OLED the variations of acronyms in terms of the quality of the images of a current television are so many that getting it right is at least a lottery. But the reality is that there is only one technology capable of offering the most natural and purest colours. Better detail intensity and full definition and that’s OLED technology.
Is OLED worth it?
Televisions were perhaps the first electronic devices positioned on the scale of a family’s needs. They became the first devices with which many of us had, in one way or another, contact with the world of technology. It is difficult to think that its image was initially black and white, and it used tube technology, which made them large and deep. This technology allowed 576 effective image lines, which for that time could be very good; however, it does not have a point of comparison with the image quality of today’s screens.
The truth is that television technology has evolved too fast, moving from tubes to Plasma, LCD, LED and now OLED screens. Currently, the sales of LED televisions are still a success. However, OLED TV has arrived and is beginning to become more popular every day. And it is that since the tube screens were replaced by LCD, televisions have been evolving: less energy consumption, images and colours more realistic and with greater detail, 3D experiences and designs lighter and ultra-thin. The best answer to this evolution is brought by OLED technology.
What makes OLED TV different?
Unlike LED screens, OLED doesn’t work with backlighting, but how do these TVs work? It is an organic diode that generates and emits light by itself; In other words, the OLED panel is made up of pixels that light up autonomously.
Compared to its LCD / LED predecessors, the OLED TV eliminates the backlight panel, diffuser panels, polarized filters, and the liquid crystal panel. The screen is a sheet of organic diodes on a carbon-based substrate that, like any semiconductor diode, reacts by emitting photons when an electrical current is applied to it.
Is 8K worth investing in?
Personally, and because of the content that currently exists, I tell you no.
No current streaming platform broadcasts or produces in such high resolutions, so a TV with 8K technology is really doing stretching the pixels. For the price difference, it is not worth investing in any 8K television.
4K plus OLED, the best couple
In combination with 4K, today, the best experience is achieved to enjoy our favourite movies and series and the most impressive video games.
And it is that OLED screens provide 4K with the best support to display content with all its purity, naturalness and immersive capacity.
But this technology, despite its developers’ efforts, still has a limitation: the materials are not cheap at all, the personnel and investment costs are very high since they have to be luxury, making the final price very high. And with this, at least at the price level, they still do not compete directly with LED televisions. There are also technologies such as QLED that compete in quality and price with OLED.
In conclusion, these televisions have undoubtedly surprised by their quality and how thin their design is. Although their technical characteristics are superior to the previous ones, the price does not finish convincing, so the decision is personal. Tell us if you already have one of these in your home. Which of the TV technologies has been your favourite and why?