Originally Posted by vivftp
Ok so who's taking bets? Which will we see hit the market first? CLED sets or Quantum Dot sets?
Well Sony are using Quantum Dots with their upcoming X9000A range, so I guess we know the answer there. Unless you are talking about a QD LED display.
Originally Posted by Wizziwig
Can you imagine getting permanent burn-in on a $12K TV!?
Whether burn-in can happen is not really a concern. How
burn-in can happen is the issue. With CRTs, each "pixel" was lit for a very
short time, and the intensity was variable. For a brighter pixel, it would be hit with more energy, for a lower brightness, it would be hit will less energy. This meant that CRTs (at least in later years) were very resilient to burn-in.
Plasma only ever lights their cells at 100% brightness, and varies the brightness of a pixel by changing the length of time it is lit for. Plasmas also have a higher duty cycle than CRT, and so they have the pixels lit for a longer period of time.
With OLED, I think we have a return to pixels with a variable brightness, but duty cycle depends on how the manufacturer wants to drive the display (lower duty cycle = better motion, but more flicker, and requires a higher brightness)
I was never concerned with, and never experienced burn-in with CRT. With Plasma, image retention/burn-in is relatively easy to produce. I suspect OLED will be somewhere in-between the two, and will hopefully approach CRT-levels of resistance as the technology matures.
I really hope they don't go the Pioneer route of dimming the display when they detect there are static elements on-screen, because I found that very annoying.