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Top message:  AMOLED Screens by Lederhosen19   Jan 2, 2011, 1:56 AM

Replying to:  Re: AMOLED Screens by Lederhosen19   Jan 6, 2011, 10:09 PM

Re: AMOLED Screens

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Jan 6, 2011, 11:00 PM

Well dammit. Now you've ruined it for me. Razz

Since this conversation, I've been looking more closely for this, and noticing it more here at CES.

As I said before, it's an issue of sub-pixels. It can happen with both LCD and OLED, I believe. The issue isn't inherent in OLED technology, it's just that some popular OLED panels have an unusual sub-pixel arrangement that sort of cheats to get the stated resolution.

What I mean is that... on a normal display, each pixel has red, green and blue. On the screens where you're noticing this issue, there are only two colors per pixel. One pixel might have blue and green, while the next pixel has red and blue, for example. This leads to the less-smooth appearance of straight lines that you're noticing.

Super AMOLED displays have this issue. However, Samsung has addressed the issue in its new Super AMOLED Plus displays. The new displays do not cheat on sub-pixels and therefore do look smooth up close (I checked!) Smile

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