Soon to be observed - AOC Bringing Quantum Dot Monitors to North America

Subject: Displays | May 25, 2016 - 05:20 PM |
Tagged: quantum dots, QD Vision, AOC

AOC is partnering with QD Vision to bring QLED displays to market in the near future.  If the term does not seem familiar you can revisit our older coverage, but essentially they are tiny particulates which radiate colour when excited based on size with larger dots fluoresce red, mid-sized dots green and the smallest blue.  This property allows a much wider colour gamut to be produced and requires a lot less energy to do so.  AOC will be launching a series of PLS/PLS-ADS displays in the near future which will provide up to 98% Adobe RGB colour reproduction, the first generation will be 1080p but expect to see this change as the technology matures.  We don't have set dates or prices as of yet but we do have the PR which you can read below.

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San Francisco, California – May 25, 2016 – Today AOC, one of the world’s leading monitor brands, announced that their latest quantum dot-based monitors will be available in North America this year. The new monitors, which were introduced in China last month, integrate QD Vision’s Color IQ™ technology to deliver the most vivid color viewing experience commercially available today, enabling 50 percent better color performance than a typical LCD monitor, at a competitive price point.

AOC will sell its 27-inch and quantum dot displays, which deliver 98 percent Adobe RGB color, making them ideal for entertainment, photography and gaming. The new AOC Quantum Dot monitors will be available later this year online and at AOC retailers.

“Given the overwhelming positive feedback we’ve received from customers and reviewers alike, we are thrilled to expand our distribution to North America,” said Mr. Lidong Yan, general manager of monitor BU, OBM China, TPV Group. “QD Vision has helped us deliver the widest color gamut displays available today with their leading-edge quantum dot technology, and we can now bring the latest product innovations and display technology to a broader global audience.”

QD Vision’s Color IQ solution enables the widest, more accurate color gamut across screens by utilizing semiconductor nanocrystals, called quantum dots, to precisely and efficiently convert light emissions and create virtually any color of the visible spectrum. Color IQ Optics lead in green chemistry nano-material innovation and deliver the most brilliant, full gamut color displays, providing a superior viewing experience over any other commercial technology, including OLED, but at a much lower overall cost.

“Quantum dot technology provides far more natural and vivid viewing, and these new monitors from AOC will enhance performance, accuracy and user experience for consumers worldwide,” said John Volkmann, chief marketing officer at QD Vision. “AOC is one of the leaders in delivering the most accurate, wide color gamut experience and by integrating QD Vision’s Color IQ optics, these monitors deliver incredible performance at affordable price points.”

Today, most high-end monitors can only display 95 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut while many mainstream models are limited to illustrating, at most, 70 percent of the Adobe spectrum. Using QD Vision's Color IQ solution, AOC quantum dot displays deliver nearly 100 percent of the full Adobe RGB spectrum, resulting in remarkably crisp images with vivid, life-like colors, making them ideally suited for binge-watching television shows, online gaming, personal photography or other activities that would benefit from the highest degree of color accuracy and brightness consistency.

The PLS/PLS-ADS wide view angle panel offers perfect image performance and real color uniformity at an extremely large viewing angle of 178°, and flicker-free technology provides critical eye support for photographers who are used to long-time photo editing, providing a more comfortable viewing experience that promotes greater eye health. The AOC 27” quantum dot monitors features 1920 x 1080 resolution, ?E<3 color deviation, 50 million:1 dynamic contrast and support for multiple I/O ports including VGA, DVI-D, HDMI and an audio line output. The series is compatible with Blu-ray players and most gaming consoles, including PS3/PS4 and Xbox 360.

Source: AOC

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May 25, 2016 | 06:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"Using QD Vision's Color IQ solution, AOC quantum dot displays deliver nearly 100 percent of the full Adobe RGB spectrum, resulting in remarkably crisp images with vivid, life-like colors, making them ideally suited for binge-watching television shows, online gaming, personal photography or other activities that would benefit from the highest degree of color accuracy and brightness consistency."

That is a long sentence. I have been looking for a better display for binge-watching tv shows; because the color reproduction on my 47 inch LG TV is just terrible. That is the main complaint people have when watching streaming video, right?

May 26, 2016 | 08:38 AM - Posted by BillDStrong

Moving to Adobe RGB dispkays won't give yor a btter image, only calibration can do that. Adobe RGB will gibe you a different image.

May 27, 2016 | 06:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I guess the sarcasm about marketing speak didn't come through. On a non-sarcastic note, I did hook an old cable box to my Dell U3011 (supposed to be factory calibrated) and I was surprised how good it looks, even running at 720p. If you compare something that is essently a 6-bit TN panel (probably what you get with a cheap television) and a good quality non-TN computer display, you will see a big difference without calibration. It isn't necessarily accurate, but a display can look better without being more accurate. Most consumers don't need very accurate displays. If you go to a store and look at laptops with TN panels and IPS panels side by side, the TN panel generally looks terrible by comparison. Probably neither is particularly accurate.

May 28, 2016 | 03:52 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You're right. Industrial cooked sh!t taste good but it doesn't mean this could be good for your health... but life only worth at risk. :o)

May 26, 2016 | 03:56 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

When CCFL backlights were replaced by LED backlighting, we had in influx of nonsense with "LED displays!" being sold. I suspect we'll see another influx of "Quantum Dot displays!" this time around too.

More interesting to see will be whether an influx of wide-gamut panels will mean multi gamut and gamut conversion support will gain wider adoption, or if people will just be left with oversaturated displays. Probably the latter.

May 26, 2016 | 08:36 AM - Posted by BillDStrong

The movie industry has a standard to display SDR on HDR displays and HDR content on SDR displays. Rhis is part of the BT2020 specifications.

Most of these displays will be at least 10bit displays, so a good set should also be able to mimic a 8bit sRGB color range pretty decentky.

But then this display is only talking about Adobe RGB, not the BT2020 spec, so I wxpect these to be among the cheaper displays.

May 26, 2016 | 01:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Sony already pulls that with their displays that have backlight regions which change intensity.

May 26, 2016 | 09:07 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

"PLS-AIDS"? Hmm...

May 26, 2016 | 01:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"Soon to be observed" I lol. Made my day.

May 26, 2016 | 05:24 PM - Posted by undermined

"sign" marketing ... ruining good tech updates with misinformation every damn time.

Adding quantum dots to any LCD light source only helps the light source hit the desired color point targets more efficiently.

It will never make any content look better by working at a larger gamut than the content was mastered in.

if a game or video is made with sRGB and BT.709 in mind, having a display that is AdobeRgb doesn't do a damn thing to make it look better. it would look worse sing the srgb and bt.709 gamuts is smaller than Adobe RGB, displaying them on a AdobeRGB display means their best version of what Red , Green and Blue look would be less saturated than what it is on AdobeRGB.

What having quantium dot LCDs does is say if your display could only hit say 53% of sRGB with the intended LED backlight, with quantium dots it might hit say 72% or even 100% or it means using cheaper LEDs and still getting enough light output in the spectrum that matches the LCD filters better.

basically it makes the backlight for LCDs work better that makes it easier to hit larger color gamuts that in the past needed more expensive or less efficient LEDs and better LCD color filters.

having the larger gamut is only going to be better if it can to good gamut emulation and to support DCI-p3 and /or BT2020 for HDR and 4K content.

They are technically better monitors for having quantium dots , but not for the reasons marketing is trying to list

May 27, 2016 | 12:50 PM - Posted by serpico (not verified)

why does 700nm in that color chart have a purplish color?

May 27, 2016 | 12:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's called "marketing" not "science"...

May 27, 2016 | 06:08 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I didn't even notice that they have the scale reversed. They probably wanted the higher blue peak on the left.

May 27, 2016 | 07:16 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Me too! :o)

But the scale is NOT reversed but ordered in wavelength instead of frequency as abscisse. Even in wavelength order the real color spectrum is not cyclic and the highest wavelength produce a damped red. Magenta is only a mixture of blue and red produced by the brain.

PS: The blue flame is hotter than the red flame because the blue wavelength is shorter and "sharper" (think about UV and skin cancer).

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