When it comes to re-creating the cinematic experience at home, there are many factors to consider, all of which boils down to getting the right TV for the job. While buzzwords like 4K and HDR should mean something to many, it doesn’t reveal facts from fiction.
Can any TV be used? Not exactly.
Any 4K TV would do right? No.
Often times, most display panel vendors would not share the entire picture and only point to specific features that lay claim to being able to deliver a true cinematic experience. Right now, certain quarters are promoting Quantum Dot and how it can push the envelope of colour performance. What they fail to share is how this display panel concept is not revolutionary in the slightest. On the contrary, it uses a backlight system that is similar to that of LED-powered LCDs.
What’s the Big Deal?
The big deal isn’t Quantum Dot at all. In actuality, OLED is the way forward for TVs.
Since OLED is, in essence, a self-emitting diode, it is able to produce true blacks and extremely vivid colour saturations as and when necessary with no possible light leakage ever occurring. Pairing that with 4K resolution will undoubtedly raise the visual performance of the TV. Not only will sharper and crisper videos be produced, both of which are hallmarks of 4K, a hyper immersive experience is created as well since OLED panels are known to produce life-like, colour accurate, and realistically visuals.
Now combine all that with the enrichment processes that HDR is known to offer. Of course, it’s best to go with the more dynamic format of HDR, Dolby Vision, since that allows for real-time imagery enhancements.
Merging 4K OLED with HDR processing that constantly refreshes will, simply put, enable TVs to produce their best ever visual performance and cinematic experience.
The proof is in the pie, as they say, and what these advanced features can produce for TVs are already pretty outstanding on paper. When put to the test, the end results of these three innovations working together will not only impress all but, likely, will blow away expectations. Having seen the output personally on a number of occasions, it is very clear that what is being seen now is completely unprecedented and on a higher plane of performance.
It is an end-goal that most strive to achieve with Quantum Dot, the less dynamic HDR10 format, or both. Only a small handful of high-end TV brands that rock these top-of-the-line features can produce such outstanding results and lay claim to being, ultimately, future-proof.
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