Originally Posted by surap
So this is an OLED that uses OLED as backlightning?!
No, this is an OLED display that uses white OLEDs as the light source rather than RGB ones for subpixels. The light from each white subpixel shines through a red, green or blue colour filter to create colour.
This approach means that all subpixels age at the same rate, have the same pixel response time, and are less complex to manufacture. It's pure speculation on my part, but white OLED may also have better viewing angles if they don't need to use a microcavity structure. (I'm not sure if that's specific to RGB OLEDs or not)
Furthermore, even RGB OLED displays use color filters:
The downside to using white OLEDs with color filters is that they are potentially less efficient by creating a wide spectrum of color and then filtering out most of it for each color, rather than only creating the color each subpixel needs, and the display will have a smaller gamut as a result.
The display's gamut should still far exceed the BT.709 spec for HD content, so while it's technically a disadvantage, it could actually end up being advantageous for people that care about accuracy. The further a display's gamut is from the BT.709 spec, the more complex (and therefore expensive) its CMS processing has to be to produce good results.
A white OLED display has nothing in common with an LCD.
In theory, you could use a low resolution OLED panel as backlighting for an LCD display (e.g. 1000 dimming zones) but it is probably cost prohibitive to do so, and has all the disadvantages of LCD displays. I doubt that will materialise. (I certainly hope it doesn't) That's not what this display is though.
Whether this ends up being a display that is available to the public (I really doubt it) at this stage, I would not buy any new display that is not 4K native, doesn't support 48Hz, or supporting at least 1080p60 frame-packed 3D over HDMI
Of course, even if the displays supported 1080p60 3D, there would still be the same problem we have today of 3D being a fraction of the panel's native resolution. (currently you need to drop the resolution to 720p for 60fps 3D) The "advantage" of this is that with a 4K native display, you would at least be able to display 1080p passively without any loss in vertical resolution. (though you would still have an interlaced image)
Unless you can afford to replace it within a couple of years of release, it's going to be outdated very quickly if it does not have support for those three (or four) things, as I would expect to see early support for some/all of those things from manufacturers this year, with it becoming more common next year.
I was very disappointed to find out that my current 3DTV will not sync to 48Hz, even though it has 50Hz support. I have had other displays in the past which had no 24p support, but would
sync to 48Hz, as it was close enough to 50Hz to work.