OLED VS. LED | Which Is Better?

Oled And Led

The Difference Between OLED and LED

Although, just couple of letters are altered or added in their names, does not mean they are similar. Everything is different between OLED and LED. OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. “Organic” refers to the carbon film before the glass screen. When an electric current is passed through, OLED panels omit their own light.

In LCD, cells require an external light source, like a huge backlight for brightness. This backlight is what makes the distinction in these technologies. A traditional LCD screen has a backlight called a cold-cathode fluorescent light also called as CCFL. It is uniform across the entire back of screen. This means that irrespective of the image being black or white, it is being illuminated by same brightness across the panel.

Engineers at major tech-giants like Samsung and Sony introduced a new technology for backlight, which was basically an array of LEDs. So, for portions of the screen where the picture is black, those respective LEDs won’t be turned on. This makes black portion of the picture appear blacker.

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LEDs are a better solution than LCDs with CCFL technology. However, it has its flaws. LEDs face a problem called as ‘blooming’. In this effect LED light from bright portions of the image bleed to the black portions. The reason for this is the pixels themselves are not the elements producing the light. They have to rely on backlight to turn off on their behalf.

This is where things get drastically different when it comes to OLED. The light is produced by the pixels themselves. So, if they have to black they can completely turn off.

 

The Advantages To OLED TVs

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The biggest advantage to someone watching and OLED TV is the extravagantly vibrant image. This is achieved by very dark blacks and brightness of whites the OLED panel can produce. Manufacturers use the term “infinite contrast” to describe how the “absolute” black is achieved instead of “relative” black where relative blackness is how dark a pixel can get when compared to the brightest pixel on the screen.

Apart from the image vibrancy, responsive and smoothness of the display are far better compared to the LCDs and LEDs. So, gamers and home cinema enthusiasts will doubtlessly love the experience. OLEDs have a refresh rate 1000 times faster (as low as 0.001 ms) than a standard LED backlit LCD panels.

Since the light source is very tiny, screen depth has also reduced. So, this means you are getting super deep blacks, bright whites, greater color accuracy, smooth responsive motion and a very thin and light form factor. Can’t get better than this right!

 

3D OLED TVs

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Although 3D is not as hyped today as once it was, manufacturers are including it in their high-end models. In most cases this is passive kind of 3D. This allows for cheaper glasses and less screen flicker.

 

 

OLED TV Pricing

Shop Starpower’s collection of OLED televisions here to see pricing.

 

About Starpower Home Theater and Audio Video

Home Theater and home audio video retailer, Starpower, was established in Dallas, Texas in 1995. For more than two decades, Starpower has provided the finest OLED TVs, audio, video, and home theater equipment to our customers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix/Scottsdale areas.C

Home Theater – Trending Technologies

Starpower Home Theater - Trending Technologies

OLED, LED, Plasma, Projector, 4K, 2K, Curve Screen? Selecting the right technology can be very confusing.

Having the latest technology isn’t for everyone; however, there are always those who want to have the latest and greatest in electronics.

Remember when a 50-inch screen seemed big? Nowadays, you have 60-, 65-, 70- and even 90-inch flatscreens. Projectors can take you over 200 inches! Just like flat panels, projector technology has come a long way, and even the susceptibility to light has
been greatly improved.

If you are unsure about the current quality of projectors, check out interactive media rooms in a showroom. Prior to making a decision, you should understand that the more engaged all of your senses are, the greater the viewing experience. For example, besides great quality video and audio, today you can become immersed in your movie with theater seats that move with the action.

You might be wondering what the difference is between 4K Ultra HD and 1080p Full HD. Prior to high definition, televisions had only a few hundred lines of resolution. More lines of resolution means more opportunity to create a life-like picture. However, it does not always mean a better picture. The number represents the number of lines used to create the image. Therefore, 1080 is the horizontal lines of vertical resolution. The “i” or “p” on the end, as in 1080i or 1080p, stands for “interlaced” and “progressive.” Those letters stand for speed in which the images are processed.

There is still much to decide, as the “quality” of how those lines are processed is a huge difference. For example, a budget-priced TV touting 1080p resolution may be inferior in picture quality to a 720p set. This is why you need to be careful when purchasing something you will be using several hours a day. You need to experience the difference.

Sony 4K Projector

When most people walk past a 4K flatscreen, they are amazed by the picture quality, which is four times clearer than regular HD. It offers amazing color and clarity with finer detail, greater texture and almost photographic quality smoothness. It seems as if you could reach out and grab items on the screen. This can be attributed to the 8 million pixels in 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) verses the 2 million pixels in 1080p (1920 x 1080). Everyone can clearly see the incredible difference between a 1080p and 4K flatscreens when they are side-by-side; however, they assume that 4K technology pricing is out of reach. Like most technology, pricing is going down and is much more affordable than before.

Of course, there are considerations that you should discuss with a sales professional, such as the content available and what your current picture will look like with the 4K resolution. The next time you are in the market for a new TV, consider these reasons for making the leap to 4K:

  • Amazing picture quality difference between Full HD and Ultra HD TV
  • Ultra HD 4K is the defacto next generation of television
  • More 4K Ultra HD content is coming – Some sets offer more available content and better “upconverting” (taking 2k content and making it look close to 4k)
  • 4K Blu-ray is also coming soon, making available thousands of movie titles
  • Better viewing from a variety of distances – Better technology, better processing
  • 4K gaming
  • 4K consumer video cameras are being developed
  • 4K is more affordable than ever

OLED TV: The Latest and Greatest Displays

Starpower Oled Tv: The Latest And Greatest Displays

OLED TV: The Latest and Greatest Displays

You have probably heard about OLED TVs and displays. You have heard that they are the best display technology in the market. But why doesn’t everyone own one? Because it’s expensive. But, finally it is available at a price at which an average consumer can buy one

The Difference Between OLED and Traditional LCD/LED

Starpower Oled Tv: The Latest And Greatest Displays

Although, just couple of letters are altered or added in their names, does not mean they are similar. Everything is different between them. OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. “Organic” refers to the carbon film before the glass screen. When an electric current is passed through, OLED panels omit their own light.

In LCD, cells require an external light source, like a huge backlight for brightness. This backlight is what makes the distinction in these technologies. A traditional LCD screen has a backlight called a cold-cathode fluorescent light also called as CCFL. It is uniform across the entire back of screen. This means that irrespective of the image being black or white, it is being illuminated by same brightness across the panel.

Engineers at major tech-giants like Samsung and Sony introduced a new technology for backlight, which was basically an array of LEDs. So, for portions of the screen where the picture is black, those respective LEDs won’t be turned on. This makes black portion of the picture appear blacker.

Starpower Oled Tv: The Latest And Greatest Displays

LEDs are a better solution than LCDs with CCFL technology. However, it has its flaws. LEDs face a problem called as ‘blooming’. In this effect LED light from bright portions of the image bleed to the black portions. The reason for this is the pixels themselves are not the elements producing the light. They have to rely on backlight to turn off on their behalf.

This is where things get drastically different when it comes to OLED. The light is produced by the pixels themselves. So, if they have to black they can completely turn off.

 

Advantages of OLED 

Starpower Oled Tv: The Latest And Greatest Displays

The biggest advantage to someone watching the television is extravagantly vibrant image. This is achieved by very dark blacks and brightness of whites the OLED panel can produce. Manufacturers use the term “infinite contrast” to describe how the “absolute” black is achieved instead of “relative” black where relative blackness is how dark a pixel can get when compared to the brightest pixel on the screen.

Apart from the image vibrancy, responsive and smoothness of the display are far better compared to the LCDs and LEDs. So, gamers and home cinema enthusiasts will doubtlessly love the experience. OLEDs have a refresh rate 1000 times faster (as low as 0.001 ms) than a standard LED backlit LCD panels.

Since the light source is very tiny, screen depth has also reduced. So, this means you are getting super deep blacks, bright whites, greater color accuracy, smooth responsive motion and a very thin and light form factor. Can’t get better than this right?