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.
These sets are also designed with the environment in mind, as they contain no cadmium or any other toxic heavy metals, says the company.