High-end Television business has been dominated by OLED TV manufacturers over the past few years. Normal LED TVs and Smart LCD TVs have been pushed down to the budget price section. Purchasing a TV is sort of a commitment for a foreseeable future. OLED TVs are generally quite expensive compared to the others and hence it is wise to look into the reasons why they are priced so high and their pros and cons.

Reasons to buy OLED TVs /Advantages of OLED TVs

  • Picture Clarity

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about high-end OLED TVs is the high definition picture quality. The difference in quality becomes obvious when you place an OLED TV next to an LCD TV. Consider watching a football match. On an OLED TV, the picture clarity is so good that you will be able to see the blades of grass. Compared to this on an LCD or a normal LED TV, the field would look like a carpet. I guess you got the idea from this analogy.

A reason for the images being so clear is that you get deep blacks on OLED TVs compared to a darker shade of grey that masquerades as black on normal TVs. When black is the ‘blackest’ as possible, it automatically elevates the other colors next to it. All the latest TV shows and movies are viewed at their best in OLED TVs. If you watch old movies or TV shows on OLEDs and LCDs, it might not show much difference in the picture quality.

Why OLED produces the best picture quality

OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. Compared to the standard LED TV panels, each pixel on an OLED can be individually turned on and turned off. Compared to the normal LED TVs, where the panels have a backlight illuminating the pixels, true black levels cannot be achieved. The absence of such a backlight is the reason why you get true blacks on OLED TVs.OLED TVs picture clarity

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Another advantage of this design is that the TV can be made thin. On normal LED TVs, you will be able to see darker shades of gray rather than pure blacks causing a decrease in the quality of the picture. The multiple panels present in LCD and LED TVs also make them thicker. The presence of a backlight also causes a phenomenon called edge lighting in LCD TVs.

  • Viewing Angles

Another impressive feature of OLED TVs is its viewing angles. No decrease in quality occurs even if you watch TV from a wide-angle. Normal TV images fade away if you sit directly in front of the TV. You could sit at any corner of the room and still watch TV in high definition.

  • No Ghosting

For LCD TVs and normal LED TVs due to the presence of backlight, a phenomenon called Ghosting occurs when you watch TV. The display shows trails of light, especially for a fast-moving image. This is evident especially when you watch action movies. If you watch the movie on an LCD TV and an OLED TV placed next to each other, you will notice this problem more clearly.

Disadvantages of OLED TVs

For every positive feature highlighted above for OLED TVs, there are bound to be some negatives that you should look into before making a choice. But with the current developments in technology, OLEDs are the top choice that you could go for. Let us take a look at some problems that come with OLED technology.

  • Screen Burn

Screen Burn-in OLED display refers to the phenomenon of wearing out of parts of the screen due to extensive use. This mainly occurs when a non-moving image is continuously displayed on the screen. For eg, consider the logo of your Cable TV channel like ‘ESPN’. This static image is always present when you watch the channel at a particular corner of the screen. After a while, the OLED pixels at this part of the screen wear out or ‘burns’ causing an obvious decrease in the quality of the picture and leaves permanent damages.

OLED TV screen burn

Screen Burn-in LG OLEDs

Once screen burn occurs, the’ ESPN’ logo always will be present on your display like a faded image in the background. Manufacturing companies like LG are constantly releasing updates trying to solve this problem trying to dim the quality of images where static elements are present. In short, no permanent solutions have been employed as of 2019.

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