While it’s a little early to throw away your brand new (Black Friday-bought) LCD TV, there will come a time when even the latest local-dimming LCD tech will be obsolete. And this quantum dot LED display tech being researched by QD Vision may be what does it.
How does it work? The secret is in the electroluminescent colloidal quantum dots. I won’t tell if you don’t!
Actually, the specifics of the research are really beyond me; we’ve heard of nanodots and quantum dots before, but these are different. Apparently the dots themselves luminesce when a current is applied, and luminesce in customizable colors to boot. That means no need for backlights, and no need for color filters. That means these are printable, flexible, bright, and produce very true color.
They’re still very much in the research phase, of course, so don’t expect them in the next year or two. But it wasn’t too long ago we were talking about AMOLED screens as being things of the future. And… well, they still kind of are. So, point made.