Originally Posted by necrolop
It makes perfect sense. An OLED TV needs 3 subpixels per pixel, Thus must he 3 times the resolution of a simple 1920x1080 OLED backlight. Also, it could use White LEDs. The current problems with OLEDs is inconsistent and short lifespans. A single colored white OLED wouldnt have those issues. Having a Light filter over an OLED would make good sense. Though I agree we probably wont see a TV like that.
Some confusion here. I'm not sure with who so I'll just give my understanding of OLED technology as it relates to this thread. If you know this then please ignore.
Many people are anticipating an OLED TV as an alternative to LCD. Much thinner, no backlight, low power, perfect black. Still a ways away if it ever comes out. Using white OLEDs as a backlight for an LCD TV is a whole different subject.
For those who are unfamiliar: LCDs work by blocking/filtering a backlight. Sometimes the backlight is uneven and sometimes it shines through when it shouldn't.
As far as I know this 81 series will feature 1000s of LED backlights which can be dimmed or turned off individually where needed. I suppose it is possible that white OLED (organic LEDs) could be used for this purpose but I don't think the technology is there yet. These LEDs are just "standard" white LEDs.
I think the Sony 70" that was just announced uses three LEDs (red,green,blue) in place of one white LED. This is another variation on the LED backlight technology.
From my info Samsung and Sony sets are using the same panel (made by Samsung) but the backlighting technology and electronics will differ between the two.