Originally Posted by ray0414
Samsung display announced 2 weeks ago the are converting LCD factories to QD-Oled and will be investing around $10 billion. They are planning for 2021 mass production.
Here's where everything gets funny. Another report came out last week that Samsung Electronics (the tv maker side) is not happy with Samsung Displays decision to go oled and not go micro-led. Micro led is just too far away and not as realistic in the short term. The display division believes the oled route is best because it's way cheaper and can be produced faster. The QD oled uses half the materials of current oleds and Will cost much less to produce.
That could have to do with phone, tablet and PC displays and not TVs. Samsung is one of the largest suppliers of OLED displays to other companies (i.e. Apple) in addition to their own products.
I will be VERY surprised if the move the TV division to OLED before investing mini-led FALD, as a stop-gap on the way to micro-led.
OLED is just too sensitive of a technology for mainstream buyers who watch all day long with brightness and color cranked, and the same cable channel on 8 hours a day, with a big fat logo on the bottom corner. Even LG hasn't dumped LCD in favor of OLED, they are just pushing OLED as a premium product to recoup the R&D.
We all know how good OLED looks in a light controlled environment, but we are enthusiasts, and even still may of us are too afraid of the drawbacks to dump LCD yet. Also, these high zone FALD sets are delivering on the experience. My wife is actually annoyed that I keep saying WOW while we watch.
No perfect set, and probably never will be, but damn....