OLED Vs QLED - Which Should You Choose?
Technology in entertainment today is constantly improving. Our everyday screens like our TVs and computers keep developing into more and more high definition. As companies try to compete by releasing the best screens, it can lead to the question of which is best. The answer to this question is relatively subjective, but there is a clear winner in my opinion.
What Does It Mean?
OLED means Organic Light Emitting Diode. QLED means Quantum-Dot Light Emitting Diode. While they both have some similar characteristics, there are quite a few differences between them, too. Both technologies produce vibrant colors, and deep hues for an outstanding image.
OLED, or organic light emitting diode TVs produce a picture with tiny LEDs that can be turned on and off independently. There is no need for a back-light, because each pixel emits its own light. With the ability to independently control these pixels, OLED TVs produce an incredibly sharp image with great lines and edges. OLED TVs also boast deep, robust shades of black, with the closest to "true black" there is.
QLED, or quantum-dot light emitting diode TVs produce a picture using a traditional LCD display, and adding another layer of quantum dots on top. These dots all are in differing sizes, allowing more or less light to emit from the back-light and LCD display, which in turn reveals more colors. These displays are great for bright, vibrant colors. They do lag behind the OLED displays in terms of black, because the necessary back-light allows a minute amount of light to escape.
When it comes to sharpness, colors, viewing angles, and burn-in, both TVs score very well. In terms of color ranges, the QLED usually wins out, save for the most expensive OLED's out there. The OLED has a better range of viewing angles, and darker black colors. It also produces a brighter picture than QLED displays. Both TV types can experience burn-in for images left on the screen for long periods of time. Overall, they are very similar, and wile the QLED is generally more affordable, the OLED display produces a slightly better viewing experience.