Samsung has just unveiled a new QLED TV range at CES 2017, which might just be the finest TVs available when they launch. But what exactly is QLED, what will it mean for your future TV viewing experience, and should you buy a QLED TV or an OLED telly? Our guide explains all you need to know.

What does QLED stand for?

As always, we’ll start by explaining what QLED actually stands for. In truth, it’s a bit of a fudge, because the full expression it’s derived from is ‘Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode’.

QDLED doesn’t sound so good, though, so many have taken to dropping the ‘D’. Hence, QLED.

Name-changing aside, QLED is essentially a new variation on the quantum-dot TV technology that headlined Samsung’s 2016 SUHD (Super UHD) range.

We’ll explain what’s actually new when it comes to QLED in a moment, but first, let’s take a quick look at why quantum dots are such a prized asset for televisions.