LG to Showcase Quantum Dot TV Tech at CES
LG Electronics is unveiling a 4K Ultra HD TV series with quantum dot technology as a new component of its expanded TV lineup at the 2015 International CES next month. Quantum dot technology provides a wider color palette for a 30 percent expansion of the color gamut and improved color saturation over conventional LCD/LED TVs.
LG’s quantum dot technology offers a wide color gamut suitable for 4K content. The technology works by harnessing nano crystals that range in size from 2 to 10 nanometers. Each dot emits a different color depending on its size. By adding a film of quantum dots in front of the LCD backlight, picture color reproduction rate and overall brightness are significantly improved, according to the company.
Since the nano-sized dots emit vivid colors, quantum dot technology is able to enhance the capabilities of LG’s 4K Ultra HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) displays. The quantum dot-technology-endowed TVs are also environmentally friendly, as they contain no cadmium or other toxic heavy metals, says LG.