Sony’s new Triluminous TVs pursue vibrant hues with quantum dots


Sony might have made news for being the first TV manufacturer with a 4K OLED TV at CES last week, but that wasn’t the only first the company was celebrating. Its new Triluminous displays are the first consumer devices (let alone TVs) to make use of quantum dots — a semiconductor technology that uses “tuned” nanocrystals so small that they exhibit quantum properties, emitting light only at predetermined wavelengths. The resulting displays reportedly see as much as a 50 percent increase in color gamut, or the range of colors that the screens can reproduce.

An uncoated LED inside a thin glass tube packed with red and green quantum dots

Ordinary LED-backlit LCD TVs use a blue LED surrounded with a phosphor coating to produce white…

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