Samsung is working towards even thinner 8K TVs

Greg S

TS Evangelist

Samsung Electronics has poured a lot of faith into QLED as the basis for high-end TVs. Throughout 2019, Samsung will stick to using QLED to compete against rival LG using OLED panels. New changes being made to the quantum dot structure within QLED TVs will bring costs down while reducing the thickness of the displays.

Instead of using a quantum dot enhancement film, Samsung is transitioning over to Quantum Dot on Glass technology. The change may also offer improved light transmission for higher peak brightness and greater sharpness.

One of the major winners of this change could be Corning. Besides producing shatter resistant glass for smartphones and a variety of other electronics applications, Corning could become a critical supplier for Samsung's QLED lineup by producing light guide plates.

Over the next year, Samsung Electronics will be rolling out more 8K QLED panels. Even though 4K is still gaining adoption by mass market consumers, the high end luxury segment is quickly transitioning to 8K despite the lack of native content available. As AI algorithms become better at image processing, upscaling capabilities should be noted as important features on greater than 4K TVs.

Pricing on 8K models is still cost prohibitive to the majority of consumers. Even 4K QLED models are still starting at upwards of $1,000 with true HDR not arriving until the $1,700 mark. Should anyone wish to acquire a QLED 8K panel, expect to pay in the tens of thousands of dollars.

While there is no sense in reasoning with early adopters over the price of new gadgets, MicroLED and variations of improved OLED panel technologies on the horizon may end up being a better path forward for 8K and beyond.

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davislane1

Cost is relative. If I were making 100k per month...I'd probably wait unless I was doing some killer home theater setup and didn't want to wait...and planed on monetizing on YouTube...and writing off as a tax deduction because it was for my channel...which would be part of an LLC.

Well.

This gives me an idea...
 
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Capaill

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How long before we can paint a TV onto the wall? I'll wait for that.
Over the past few months, I use my TV less and less. In fact, I often go weeks without turning it on. YouTube and streaming to the tablet is taking over for me. I also don't have a gaming console. Maybe when the Winter returns, I'll use it more.
 

Godel

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It's beautiful but where are the programs for it?

And what kind of internet connection will you need to download those programs?
 

toooooot

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How long before we can paint a TV onto the wall? I'll wait for that.
Over the past few months, I use my TV less and less. In fact, I often go weeks without turning it on. YouTube and streaming to the tablet is taking over for me. I also don't have a gaming console. Maybe when the Winter returns, I'll use it more.
If your tablet is a high quality 4k screen then it is possible you can get a better picture on it. I bought higher level tv 2 years ago. And it is still the best picture producing device that is found in my house. My S8 plus is too small and Lenovo laptops's ips screen is nowhere close to what my tv can do.
So Netflix or blu ray, I try to watch the best stuff on tv, not laptop or phone. I am picky though. I like researching and comparing. As soon as I see something wrong with my device, I wanna replace it with something that does it right.
 

Badvok

TS Maniac
It's beautiful but where are the programs for it?
They'll come, just like they have for 4K.
And what kind of internet connection will you need to download those programs?
Well many people can already support multiple 4K streams, I'm currently on 350Mbps and that'll probably go up well before I get around to buying an 8K TV. Others are on much faster than that. Of course there will also be many people left behind on slower services who will struggle.