LG's Quantum Dot TVs Feature Million-to-One Contrast Ratios

LG's Quantum Dot TVs Feature Million-to-One Contrast Ratios

The Consumer Electronics Show has always been the catalyst for innovation – the VCR, Famicom (NES), Blu-Ray, OLED – and January’s event will introduce a potentially disruptive display tech to the crowded TV market.

LG has been making a ton of noise about their QNED Mini LED range (w/ quantum dot nanocell mini LED technology), with CES 2021 its coming-out party. The Mini LED backlighting will feature almost 30,000 tiny LEDs across almost 2,500 dimming zones and a baffling one million-to-one contrast ratio.

CES regularly features a ton of hot air – remember when 3D TVs were poised for world domination? – but this tech could stick (especially since quantum dots have milled around at the fringes for awhile now).

“Our new QNED Mini LED series is a premium home entertainment option that expands and improves the LCD TV space and gives consumers another terrific viewing choice,” said Nam Ho-jun, senior vice president of R&D at LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “These TVs deliver an experience that set them apart from other LCD TVs.

Quantum dots are nanoscale semiconductor particles with bearing in a ton of next-gen tech – solar cells, LEDs, lasers, and of course, TVs. Quantum dots could be to displays what HD was to home entertainment.

LG’s new line will feature refresh rates of up to 120Hz, with 10 new 4K and 8K models and screen sizes up to 86 inches.

We’ll learn more at the all-digital CES, beginning January 11th.