Right in the center of your home’s media room will sit the TV that will help you and your friends and family to create memories for years to come. You want to invest in a high-quality TV, but is a QLED going to be the winner?
QLED TVs are worth buying if you stream movies, games, or shows regularly. If you are looking for a TV with an enhanced brightness display, the layer of quantum dots helps to achieve additional vibrancy compared to a traditional LCD image. Opt for models Q70T and up for the best value for your money.
With this smart TV including a variety of settings and features, you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you settle into your affinity for this device.
With 4K HD resolution, avoidance of burn-in, THX certified gaming mode (on some models), and more, the QLED TV is worth your investment. Continue reading to learn more about how a QLED TV will work to your advantage.
Also, check out my comparison between crystal UHD and QLED TVs.
What is a QLED TV?
Before we dive into the advantages that a QLED TV can offer you and your family in your media streaming endeavors, it is important to ensure that you understand what a QLED TV is in the first place.
Considering the number of TVs that there are to choose from, knowing what a QLED TV is will help you to decide if this type of TV is worth buying, for you.
A QLED TV uses a layer of quantum dots between the backlight and LCD display to create additional vibrancy (brightness). Particularly, on high-contrast images, the absolute black particles are able to transform the screen into a mesmerizing display of 4K HD resolution.
With this vibrancy and image resolution, it is no wonder that QLED TVs are becoming so popular. Truly, if you are a gamer or even just someone who regularly streams movies in your home theater, you will be thrilled at the difference that a QLED TV can make to your overall media viewing experience.
Along with that, it is important to note that a QLED TV differs from an OLED TV in that an LED TV uses organic particles where a QLED uses quantum particles.
In this distinct difference, a QLED TV has a more solid layer for added vibrancy as well as burn-in protection that the OLED TV simply cannot offer. This, among many other advantages, gives QLED TVs the edge.
Why it is Worth Buying a QLED TV
Now that you know what a QLED TV is, you can make a more accurate decision on if this type of TV is worth buying, for you.
Realistically, there are so many advantages to a QLED TV that you will want to take into consideration. These are made possible by the technology built into the device’s system, and there are many variations depending on the model.
Still, knowing these advantages can help you to see why buying a QLED TV is worth it. So, what are the advantages of a QLED TV? There are many advantages to a QLED TV including the following:
Image vibrancy is one of the main advantages of a QLED TV. This is made possible by the quantum particles that are built into a layer between the backlight and the LCD display.
While some advertisements describe this as enhanced brightness to the screen itself, it is really the particles that are built in between these layers that add extra vibrancy.
You will get to experience the benefits of additional image vibrancy through the high contrast images that are displayed with great clarity as well as high levels of brightness that you will be able to achieve.
Compared to a traditional LCD TV (as well as an OLED TV), the QLED TV has the technology built into it that will take your image to the next level.
So, if you are planning your home theater and want to be able to see the image clearly regardless of the lighting situation that you have, paying close attention to the image vibrancy will be your key to visual appeal. With the QLED TV, you will not have to worry about this as it is a featured advantage to this type of TV.
Along with image vibrancy, QLED TVs have burn-in prevention that comes with the quantum particles built in between the backlight and the LCD display.
Burn-in occurs on TVs when residual graphics are maintained and result in a hazy image or black splotch appearing permanently. This distortion ruins the image display and will cause you to have to either repair or replace the screen.
Obviously, burn-in is a big deal for anyone, but it is especially prevalent for gamers whose vital recordings remain on screen for the entire gaming session, for those who watch sports and have a tallying box displayed constantly on the bottom of their screen, or for people who watch shows with stagnant emblems that can burn into the screen.
For these types of scenarios, among many others, the stagnant image becomes more prone to burning into the screen and leaving behind the residual distortion. However, with a QLED TV, you will not have to worry about burn-in in the same way that you would with other types of TVs.
Specifically, in comparison with OLED TVs that have an organic layer in lieu of a quantum particles layer, you will really see a difference in burn-in prevention with the QLED TV. The absolute blackness that is achieved by the quantum particle layer can help to prevent burn-in.
Smart TV Capabilities
Another advantage of a QLED TV– especially if you are upgrading from a standard TV- is that it can act as a Smart TV. Truly, you do not know how good you have it until you are working with a Smart TV.
Being able to command your TV what to do just by using your voice is incredible; gone are the days of endless searching for the remote.
Along with voice command, QLED Smart TVs have a variety of modes and settings that you can adjust to fit your needs. The ambient mode is one that is particularly appreciated as viewers begin to turn their screens off or end their gaming session.
Plus, you will also find that the QLED Smart TV will allow you to pair it with Google or Amazon, like with Amazon’s Alexa. So, if you are ready to take your media streaming to the next level and program your TV into the future, it is time to invest in a QLED TV.
Yet another advantage to buying a QLED TV- and a reason that it is worth buying a QLED TV- is the high resolution media that you will be able to stream.
Not only will the image be bright, vibrant, and full of beautiful contrast, but you can stream top-tier media without having to actually visit the cinema.
More specifically, QLED TVs are designed to be able to stream 4K HD resolution- some of the highest quality media that is available on the market today.
You will be thrilled with the crystal clear images that are visible in almost any lighting scenario thanks to the technology built into the QLED TV.
So, if you are planning on bringing over a few friends and watching a classic movie trilogy together, or if you are planning on having a gaming night, you will be thrilled either way with the high resolution media that you are able to stream on your QLED TV.
Do keep in mind, though, that many have found that the models Q70T and up are going to offer you the best value for your money when it comes to QLED TVs.
While the Q60T QLED model is sufficient, it is clearly the budget option when it comes to this type of TV. You get what you pay for, and you will be less than pleased by opting for the Q60T. Spend a little more and see a way higher value by upgrading to the Q70T or higher.
THX Certified Gaming Mode
Finally, another advantage of a QLED TV is that some models have a THX certified gaming mode built into them.
Not only will you be able to enjoy the variety of modes and settings made available to you by your Smart TV, but you can opt for the gaming mode that really streamlines in the exact picture quality, clarity, and precision that you need when gaming with your friends (or solo).
Not only will the images be bright and clear, but they will not be prone to burning into the screen considering the burn-in prevention that comes with the quantum particle layer. So, for this, among many other reasons- if you are a gamer, the QLED TV is a great option for you.
Jason is a home theater expert with over 10 years of experience in setting up home cinema rooms and systems. What started out as a hobby soon transformed him into an authority in the audio-visual field. He is passionate about providing readers with accurate and up-to-date information on the latest audiovisual technologies and their applications for home theaters. Read more about Jason.