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  1. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    One of the most interesting papers at SMPTE 2017 was delivered by Tyler Pruitt, Technical Liaison for SpectraCal, maker of the CalMan display-calibration software. He proposes a new methodology for HDR calibration, including a measured color-volume profile for each display. The paper begins...
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    Recent advances in TV technology have resulted in flat panel displays that offer extraordinary contrast and brightness. The latest TVs excel at creating captivating imagery, even in rooms with ambient light—which is how most people watch TV. Under these conditions, no display can offer...
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    With its QLED branding, Samsung puts quantum dots front and center in the name of its entire line of premium TVs. And rightly so—quantum dots offer more colors, higher brightness, and greater efficiency than conventional LEDs in the backlight. In fact, Samsung's QLED sets are among the brightest...
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    One of the most exciting developments in home entertainment is the rapid adoption of 4K HDR by TV makers and viewers. HDR's enhanced contrast and rich colors deliver an obvious improvement to the home viewing experience. However, not all TVs have what it takes to properly reproduce today's HDR...
  5. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    Today Samsung announced that its 2017 QLED TVs are the first consumer displays in the world to offer "CalMAN ready" autocalibration for HDR. Autocalibration is a crucial capability for a TV to possess as HDR calibration is both tricky and time-consuming to perform manually. Samsung and...
  6. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The first QLED International Forum was held in Beijing on April 13, 2017. The China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (CECC)—the official regulatory and legislative body for the Chinese electronics industry—hosted the event introducing the QLED TV Alliance. Manufacturers including Samsung, TCL...
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    The future of TV is bright thanks to quantum dots. In this review, we'll take a look at the QN65Q9F QLED TV, the 65" Samsung Q9F model from the company's flagship line, which—along with its other QLED lines—is based on those glowing nanoparticles. This model has qualities—like 100% DCI/P3 color...
  8. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The 2017 Samsung Q9 QLED TV is the company's flagship model that was introduced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. It is a flat, LED-edgelit LCD high dynamic range (HDR) UHD 4K display that uses quantum dots to achieve 2000-nit highlights and fully cover the DCI/P3 color gamut—even in the brightest...
  9. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    When Samsung unveiled its QLED TVs at CES (which you can read about here ), the company placed a lot of emphasis on the concept of color volume and how QLED achieves a much larger color volume than OLED. This emphasis was maintained in Samsung's booth and Innovation Room, a meeting room in the...
  10. Display Calibration
    When Samsung's QLED Q9, Q8, and Q7 TVs ship, one of the coolest new features they will possess is support for AutoCal using SpectraCal's popular CalMAN software . Portrait Displays—which recently purchased SpectraCal, the makers of CalMAN—will introduce an update that makes getting the most out...
  11. Home Theater Gaming
    In 2016, console gaming took a huge leap forward thanks to several exciting developments. Sony announced the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro, a suped-up machine that supports 4K graphics and HDR. Additionally, the company enabled HDR support on all existing PlayStation 4 units—over 50 million...
  12. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    The history of visual art is a constant progression across different media, but always with the same arc. Our ancestors drew simplistic monochromatic images on cave walls that—over time—evolved into paintings, printing, photography, cinema, and television. Each of these methods of reproducing...
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