OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode, the technology which is known as the apex of picture quality. If you look at the recent smartphones and TVs from Samsung and other brands then you can easily figure out why OLED panels are top-notch. The color saturation and ultra-wide viewing angles, OLED make the regular LED display look monotonous.
For readers looking for an OLED TV, we dug a little more to know about OLED displays and also listed the top five OLED TVs.
What Is OLED?
OLED uses organic compounds like carbon to create colors. Each color appearing on the screen is a mixture of different carbon and other elements. This organic layer is placed between two electrodes and one of these electrodes is transparent.
At the point when you turn on your TV the power enacts the OLEDs situated inside your TV screen, which light up or turn off depending on the image requirement. Since OLED doesn’t require a backdrop illumination, it’s viewed as an emissive innovation. OLEDs are capable of entirely turning off to create true blacks. This is one of the most important features of the panel.
In simple words, if a picture calls for black, an OLED turns off completely to deliver true black. On the other hand, flat-screen TVs with LCD panels require backlighting which is unable to deliver true black when required, because still some areas of black exhibit a little amount of light.
OLED panels don’t require the extra layer of LEDs which makes it super sleek and more bendable giving manufacturers an upper hand to experiment with the panel.
Top 5 OLED TVs Of 2020
The OLED TV series comes in four variants LG OLED 48 CX with a 48-inch panel, LG OLED 55 CX with a 55-inch display. The top-notch variants come with the model name LG OLED 65 CX, LG OLED 77 CX with 65-inch and 77-inch OLED panels respectively.
The smart TV comes with incredible picture quality and perfect black levels. Under the hood, the LG CX is powered by the latest a9 Gen 3 processor which is responsible for much smoother picture processing. The LG CX TVs are also equipped with the best-in-class Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies which makes your viewing experience more pleasant.
Meanwhile, the display is fabulously thin but still manages to make room for four HDMI 2.1 ports for pairing the TV with different devices like set-top-box, fire stick, PlayStation, laptop, and a lot more. The LG CX series starts with a price tag of £1,499 / $1,499 (approx Rs. 1,11,839) for the base variant with a 48-inch OLED display. This is the best pick for you if you’re looking for something at the same price point.
Second, on the list from the most popular display brand and ruling the TV market for more than seven decades. The Sony Bravia A9G OLED TV is coming in 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch OLED panels which manage to deliver incredible color and contrast performance.
The OLED TV is also equipped with Sony’s premium Acoustic Surface+ Audio technology which also releases audio out of the panel, rather than just firing it from the rear-mounted speakers. The Bravia A9G supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos formats, but there is no support for HDR10+ which means users have to wisely select their HDR source.
The Sony Bravia A9G OLED TV will cost you £2,899 which is Rs. 2,83,494 when converted to INR. If you are opting for the bigger variant then be ready to burn holes in your pocket. Although the price of the TV is steep, the quality and technology the brand is offering are worth the money.
It is not the company’s flagship variant but it packs the best specifications which tick all the essential boxes. The Panasonic HZ1500 4K OLED TV comes equipped with an OLED panel made by LG and powered by Panasonic’s HCX Pro Intelligent processor. The combination complements each other and offers true black colors with HDR support. The HRD images look vibrant thanks to Panasonic’s universal HDR support, it arrives with both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. So you needn’t have to worry too much about the HDR sources.
On the downside, it doesn’t arrive with Disney Plus streaming service and there are no HDMI 2.1 ports. These are the reasons why the Panasonic HZ1500 didn’t climb the list. It comes in two variants Panasonic TX-55HZ1500 and TX-65HZ1500 with 55 and 65-inch OLED display respectively. The newly launched OLED TVs come with a starting price of £2,499 (approx Rs. 2,44,186) for the 55-inch model, and the 65-inch model will cost you £3,499 (Rs. 3,42,116 approx).
Next on the list is the Philips OLED 804 which features its popular Ambilight technology. In simple terms, it comes with a built-in mood lighting which provides an ambient glow depending on the images shown on the display.
Under the hood, the OLED TV is powered by Philips’ P5 Picture processor which is responsible for enhancing the color and contrast of the OLED images. Besides, the company has also improved the HDR support and the 804 series sports both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support without picking sides.
However, there is a lack of Freeview Play which might be disappointing for many users. But considering the price of the TV, we can say that the consumers are getting what they are paying. The Philips OLED 804 55-inch is priced at $1688 and the 65-inch variant will cost your $2422 which is approx Rs. 1,25,905 and 1,80,653 respectively.
Last but not the least, the company which makes OLED displays for a lot of companies. The LG E9 OLED TV is known for its premium design which might leave you astonished for a while. It comes with a slim glass display with minimum bezels and an almost invisible frame that is holding the display.
Under the hood, the LG E9 is powered by its latest a9 Gen-2 processor which ensures crisp details and smooth motion. Thanks to the OLED display this one also features vibrant colors and true blacks.
The LG E9 didn’t have E7’s integrated soundbar which was a blast, instead, the company opted for a thinner speaker bar with 4.2 channel audio and Dolby Atmos support. The LG E9 OLED TV 65-inch will cost you Rs. 2,62,948 in India.
OLED display technology has changed the entire Smart TV scenario across the globe. However, it’s a bit expensive as we have seen that the top five TVs are nowhere below one lakh in Indian pricing. But if you’re looking for better quality then you have to shred some extra money on it.