QLED vs. OLED – Different Names, Totally Different Technology



Starpower Audio/Video is the leader in QLED and OLED technology. Compare and Contrast the Differences between QLED and OLED in-store or online.

OLED has previously dominated the industry through its claimed better contrast, wider color range, ultra thin display, and better durability than the rivaled LCD TV’s. However with the new QLED TV’s well on their way, people begin to wonder if OLED is still the top dog on the market. The unveiling of Samsung’s new QLED TV’s has given rise to speculation on whether it can rival or surpass LG’s OLED tech.


Overview of OLED

OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) TVs are largely successful as they do not require a backlight as do competing products. Instead they create light through the application of electricity through thin films of organic molecules. This gives OLED the ability to only use colors and emit light when needed. This makes OLED the only tech that can create an absolute black, making the color contrast near unlimited. Contrast ratio is considered one of, if not the most important aspects when it comes to creating a good quality picture. This makes OLED very attractive and desirable for an exhilarating home entertainment experience.

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Overview of QLED: Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode

QLED (Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode) was just recently released by Samsung who claims it to be, “The Next Innovation in TV.” Quantum Dot technology uses tiny particles between 2 and 10 nanometers in diameter. These tiny particles have the ability to give off more vibrant lights, brightness, and a wider diverse color range. It’s brightness ranges from 1500-2000 nits opposed to OLEDs 600 nits. Though the level of brightness is much higher than their competitor, QLED still manages to use only half of the power that OLED uses to run. Not only do these Quantum Dots give off a way higher range of brightness and color but they are also seeming to be more cost effective to produce. Samsung has also made strides in improving the contrast ratio with their new technology, however still not to the same level as the OLED.

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Breaking Down QLED

Though OLED has proven to be effective on the market and popular among consumer demand, the new QLED TVs seem to be a bigger bang for your buck. QLED produces a level of brightness and vibrant colors that have not been previously accomplished as well as being energy efficient. All while being more cost effective to mass produce and buy than OLED. Samsung’s new QLED tech seems to have the tools to launch itself into a huge success in the in-home entertainment market. It is seemingly more than capable to hold its own against competitors and possesses the potential to surpass even the most dominant in the industry.


Starpower OLED vs. QLED – Shop the Difference

Starpower offers the finest selection of OLED and QLED televisions from LG, Sony and Samsung. For more information, shop our catalog or call our experts at 972-200-9067.

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What is 4K Ultra HD?

Sony Oled 4K Ultra Hd


 What is 4K Ultra HD?

The answer is simple. Higher resolution images. Multiply the number of pixels on your current 1080p screen displays (1,920 x 1,080) by four, and that’s how many pixels are in 4K Ultra HD displays…around 8 million (3,840 x 2,160). The more pixels there are the more detail that can be brought to an image. Those 8 million pixels make all the difference. 4K Ultra HD will unlock more of the story in your favorite movies and TV shows. With 4 times the resolution of current 1080P, you’ll notice details of characters and scenes that you’ve never been able to see before.

4K Televisions - What'S The Difference




Get four times the picture resolution of full HD 1080p. The increased pixel density allows you it sit very close for a fully immersive experience                        Improve the picture quality of your current TV shows and movies to near 4K Ultra HD quality. Access a library of apps capable of 4K like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Youtube. Plus, experience 3D video playback, or stream Sony PlayStation 3 games on select 4K Ultra HD TVs.



Big movie studios, such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, have been recording and remastering movies in 4K for years. Sony began offering 4K projectors as early as 2004. The projection of 4K movies took hold of the masses in 2011 as more 4K movies were released and more theaters adopted the new technology. Today, there are more ways than ever to get 4K content.

For on-demand streaming, you can fire up Netflix or Amazon Instant Video to get movies and TV shows delivered in 4K quality. Each service offers exclusive movies and shows which were filmed or remastered in 4K. More streaming media services, such as Vudu and Hulu, have announced plans to release 4K content within the year. You can watch a multitude of different videos in glorious 4K on YouTube. YouTube has been streaming 4K videos since 2010. To get the best 4K experience you will need a fast broadband connection. 4K content will become increasingly accessible as Google, Verizon, and AT&T have been rolling out gigabit internet services around the U.S.


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Starpower What Is 4K Ultra Hd?




Starpower What Is 4K Ultra Hd?

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CEDIA 2016 Wrap Up: The Futuristic Home Experience

Cedia 2016

CEDIA 2016 – Starpower Wrap-Up

Want to know if your futuristic dreams will come true? Look no further that CEDIA. Once again the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association has taken over the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in our own backyard of Dallas, TX.  In the past, the event has showcased some long-lasting industry trends such as 4K, Dolby Atmos, high-resolution audio and laser projection. This year CEDIA had over 435 exhibitors showing off their latest innovations. There were plenty of incredible demos, new technology, gadgets and, yes, free beer that CEDIA had to offer this year. Here are some of our favorite new products, services and innovations that are sure to show up in your future home.



LG Signature OLED TV

Lg 77-Inch Signature Oled Tv

LG has yet again elevated the new category of television. LG has debuted its new flagship OLED TV: a 77-inch Signature OLED TV. This is LG’s biggest and best. It supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision in addition to 4K resolution. LG’s OLED technology provides among the best color and picture depth that we’ve ever seen. When you register your display, LG will send you a $200 American Express gift card and LG G-Pad tablet.

We were able to take a close look at LG’s double sided OLED display this year. This is a 55-inch 1080P display is mainly for commercial use but shows just how incredibly thin their displays can get. The picture is displayed bright and colorful thanks to LG’s vibrant OLED technology.

Available October 20, 2016 | $19,999


Screen Innovations Zero-G

Screen Innovations Zero-G At Cedia 2016

Screen Innovations showed off their all-new Zero-G. What is the Zero-G? Think roll-able television. The screen suspends in midair with no black drop between the viewing surface and the case. It will roll itself up when not in use allowing for more space. That means, when you’re watching the game or your favorite movie, Zero-G drops out of the case and expands at a preset location giving you a “levitating” image, suspended by cables. You can get the Zero-G in a variety of sizes that will fit your living space.

Available now | Starting at $5,700



 JVC 4K HDR Projector

Jvc 4K Projector

JVC has unveiled the world’s first 4K home theater projector to be THX certified! Their native 4K HDR projector features a newly-developed “Blu-Escent” laser light source capable of 3,000 lumens. This new technology is focusing on producing a smooth picture, bringing depth to Ultra HD and HDR content and approximately 20,000 hours of operation. You can get your hands on it in time for the holidays with shipping begin by at the end of this November.

Available end of November 2016 | $3,500


Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player:


Sony 4K Ultra Hd Blu-Ray Player Ubp-X1000Es

Sony debuted its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player: the UBP-X1000ES! In addition to playing the Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, it will play HD Blu-rays, 3D Blu-rays, standard DVDs, CDs, and SA-CDs. The 4K player will also support high-resolution audio along with streaming 4K content from Netflix or Sony’s own Ultra 4K Movies & TV service. We saw the device in action and, yes, the picture quality is crystal clear with outstanding color and contrast as to be expected. Be aware: the new 4K Blu-ray player is a Sony ES (Sony Elevated Standard) model. These products are designed specifically for custom installations. Therefore, Sony’s 4K Ultra HD players are only available to integrators such as Starpower (which if you are reading this is good news for you). Sony is heavily focused on HDR technology which is being integrated into its new 4K TVs and projectors such as the VPL-VW5000ES.

Available Q1 2017


Epson Pro Cinema Model LS 10500 Projector

Pro Cinema Model Ls 10500 Reflective Laser Projector

Epson showed us their new flagship projector: the Pro Cinema Model LS 10500 Reflective Laser Projector. This is Epson’s first projector with HDR support which allows you to hook-up a 4K Blu-ray player or stream HDR content from services like Netflix or Amazon Video. The projector uses a dual-laser light source capable of 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. The laser light source is capable of providing 30,000 hours of operation, a wider color gamut and no warmup and cooldown waiting times.


Available Fall 2016 | $7,999.


New Products from Klipsch: Heritage Wireless System, RW-1 Wireless Speakers and Reference Series Soundbars

New Klipsch Products At Cedia 2016

Congrats to Klipsch on 70 years! During CEDIA, Klipsch unveiled four new sound bars, two DSP amplifiers, and its new Stream series. Its Stream wireless multi-room system consists of six different products including a Heritage Wireless tabletop stereo system, the Three wireless speaker and RW-1 wireless speakers, and two sound bars in Klipsch’s Reference series. Klipsch aims to match the décor of your home using materials such as real wood, metal, copper, and leather.

The RW-1 Wireless speaker seemed to provide room filling sound. You can use a single speaker or pair two together wirelessly using the Klipsch Stream app.

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Available October 2016 | RW-1 $249


Samsung 4K Ultra HD Premium Ecosystem with HDR

4K Ultra Hd Premium Ecosystem With Hdr

Samsung showcased its 4K Ultra HD Premium Ecosystem with HDR which is the industry’s first and only end-to-end 4K solution. It is comprised of Samsung’s 4K SUHD and UHD TVs, their 4K Ultra HD Blu0ray player (UBD-K8500) and their sound bar with Dolby Atmos technology (HW-K950 S). Samsung’s SUHD TVs feature Quantum Dot Color Drive which enhance light for more vibrant, realistic colors with over 1 billion more shades than HDTVs. Their Triple Black Technology makes it possible to see extreme blacks with visibly more shades to bring out unseen picture details.


CEDIA was extremely exciting this year and we can’t wait to see what’s in store next year! See you next year CEDIA!


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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.


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


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!




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

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LG 55″ Curved OLED 1080p Smart TV | LG 55EG9100

Starpower Lg 55&Quot; Curved Oled 1080P Smart Tv | Lg 55Eg9100

LG 55EG9100 Review

OLED TVs blow traditional LCD TVs out of the water when it comes to picture quality. LG 55EG9100’s 1080p resolution, combined with OLED’s beautifully saturated colors and perfect blacks, results in picture that’s tough to beat for the money.

It has jaw-dropping viewing angles. The off-axis viewing is greatly superior to what you get with LCD models. It has a curved display which pulls the viewer into the picture. Overall LG’s 55EG9100 OLED is arguably one of the best HDTVs yet. Check it out here.


LG 55EG9100 Key Features

54.6″ screen (measured diagonally)
Glossy screen with anti-reflective coating
OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display panel with 1080p screen resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)
self-illuminating OLED panel produces infinite picture contrast and absolute black
4 Color Pixel technology adds an unfiltered white sub-pixel to the traditional red, green, and blue, for vivid colors
10-bit panel can display over one billion colors

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OLED: The New Category of TV

Starpower Oled: The New Category Of Tv

What is OLED?

OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) TVs use a revolutionary technology with self-lighting pixels for vivid color and infinite contrast. OLEDs work by putting electricity through certain materials that glow these specific colors. No other TV technology creates light directly like this. This allows OLED TVs to be thinner, lighter, more efficient, and better-performing than most current television technology. Each pixel can be shut off, for an absolute black (no other tech can do this), meaning an actual infinite contrast ratio.

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OLED TVs – Perfect Black

Contrast Ratio is considered the key indicator of picture quality. LG OLED TV has self-lighting pixels that can switch off completely to achieve perfect black for infinite contrast, so images come alive with breathtaking detail. Colors look best against a pure black background, images are now more vibrant and detailed.


OLED TV Design

OLED technology enables a design that is ultra-thin and light. The majority of the TV itself consists of a panel-on-glass design, exceedingly thin at just 2.57 millimeters (one-tenth on an inch), with the OLED panel mounted directly on a piece of glass, complete with rounded transparent edges.


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 audio, video, and home theater equipment to our customers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix/Scottsdale areas.