Originally Posted by Exist_To_Resist
Samsung is really beating the old LCD horse hard, aren't they.
With the proposed LG OLED investment by Google ($900 Million) they stand no chance in hell.
OLED is here now, it looks gorgeous, it has every advantage over LCD, and these trashy LCD panels don't stand a chance.
Also with all things Samsung blowing up and the spying scandal, Samsung is to be avoided like the plague.
Someone asked me recently about which TV they should buy, I told them anything but Samsung.
A little too late IMO.
Fact is if you can't sell it for $1,000 at Walmart it doesn't matter. To the average Joe (90% of the market), a $4000 65" OLED at BB doesn't look any better than the $1000 ($800!) 65" they see at Walmart.
TCL had their 55" S series for $400 (65" for $600 equivalent) on the shelf at Walmart last week. It is going to be real easy to pick up a 65" P series (with FPS not QD) for $1000 at Walmart in a few weeks. What should worry Samsung is not what OLED is doing, but, what TCL et al is going to do with enhanced LED phosphors which nearly match QD for WCG (see Sony 900e).
If someone figures out how to start using those same phosphors in place of the current color filter materials, then who needs QDCF. We will have very bright (3x) opto missive LCD for darn cheap.
QD vs phosphors
I had expected QD to be the driver for WCG in future displays. However, it seems FPS phosphors are winning most of the design wins. With white LEDs based on FPS phosphors in the BLU, no QDEF is needed to achieve a WCG, saving money.
QD market penetration remains limited to the very high end. The much, much higher volume consumer displays are using FPS phosphors. SS uses QD in their QLED series but not in their MU series. Sony "Trilumious" WCG technology is based on FPS phosphors.
SS KS8000 (QD) 96% DCI, 74% REC 2020
Sony 900E (FPS) 96% DCI, 72% REC 2020
TCL P series plans to use FPS. When I first learned this I was disappointed. However, seeing that Sony using FPS achieves the same performance as SS with QD, I am encouraged.