LG's New EX Series TVs will address one of OLED's major downsides
Expect increased accuracy and brighter highlights
Published: 29th December 2021 | Source: LG |
LG's OLED EX technology is making their newest screens brighter and more accurate than their predecessors
LG has just revealed their OLED EX screen technology, a proprietary evolution of traditional OLED technology that promises users greater levels of colour accuracy and up to 30% more screen brightness.
So what is OLED EX? The OLED part stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode, like all OLED screens, and the EX stands for "Evolution" and "eXperience". Yes, this acronym makes little sense, but as far as consumers are concerned, EX represents the superiority of LG's latest OLED screens. With EX, LG's trying to give users of their older OLED screens a reason to upgrade their displays.
One of the disadvantages of OLED screens when compared to high-end HDR compatible LED-based screens is that their maximum brightness levels are limited. With OLED EX, LG's addressing this issue. Beyond that, the increased accuracy of OLED EX delivers enhanced colours and delivers finer details.
With OLED EX, LG has made two major changes to its OLED technology. Firstly, LG uses deuterium within their OLED panels instead of standard hydrogen. While we do not know how this altered chemical makeup changes the characteristics of LG's OLED technology, it is seemingly responsible for OLED's EX's improved performance.
The second major change with OLED EX is LG's algorithmic image processing, which is used to more precisely control the energy use of their latest screens and more accurately express the details and colour of images that are being displayed. With more fine grain power control and improved OLED diodes, LG's OLED EX screens are able to offer users higher brightness levels and increased screen accuracy, both of which are significant upgrades.
Aside from LG's OLED panel technology changes, LG's OLED EX displays also offer thinner bezels, with their 65-inch OLED EX model cutting down the 6 mm bezel sizes of its predecessor down to 4 mm. That's a 33% reduction in bezel size.
In Q2 2022, LG's OLED EX screens will be used in all OLED displays that are produced within the company's Paju (South Korea) and Guangzhou (China) production facilities.
At this time, it is unknown when LG plans to bring its OLED EX display technology to market, or how much it will cost when compared to LG's existing OLED display technologies.