OLED Meta explained

Understanding the latest OLED TV technologies

OLED – OLED.EX, OLED EVO, QD-OLED, OLED MLA, OLED META .. Let’s cut through all this jargon while we try to simplify and explain these technologies…

To refresh, we had written an article here to explain the difference between OLED, Q-LED and LED.

OLED is now established as the ultimate technology for the best possible picture quality on TVs. Since its inception, OLED panels have evolved, year on year, the technology has developed to offer an even brighter picture while consuming less energy !


The first evolution of OLED panels, in 2022, known as OLED EX or OLED EVO (evolution) introduced “heavy hydrogen” or “Deuterium” which in essence increases the OLED panels’ lifespan while increasing Brightness by up to 30%!

QD OLED (Quantum Dot OLED)

QD OLED, introduced by Samsung, is a regular OLED panel with an extra Quantum Dot filter. According to Samsung the addition of this filter increases the colour rendition of the panel to 99.8%
of DCI-P3 Gamut as opposed to the 99% achieved by an OLED EX Panel.

OLED MLA (Micro Lens Array)

OLED.EX (also known as OLED EVO) was further developed in 2023 to OLED MLA. OLED MLA addresses the basic optical issue faced by any Panel manufacturer, LIGHT REFLECTION AND REFRACTION !

META Technology Info

Going back to our days as students in our Physics class, we will recall that when a ray of light passes from one medium to another (from air to glass to air), the difference in density of the mediums changes the speed at which light travels and therefore its direction. This is called refraction.

Regardless how clear the glass pain is, a percentage of the light is reflected back and the light going through gets refracted. This results in reduced brightness.

To address this issue, an array of Micro Lenses (Micro lens Array – MLA) propels the light forward (resolving the issue of refraction and eliminating inward reflection). This new technology has drastically improved Brightness even further up to 60% more than OLED.EX panels!


To further improve brightness, META booster was introduced. Meta Booster further analyses the picture and boosts brightness even further through software.

Vanta Black Polarizer

Philips now introduced also the VANTA BLACK Polarizer which drastically reduces reflections from the surroundings of the TV. Traditionally to reduce reflections, a matt panel was used, however, this reduces brightness. With the introduction of the Philips flagship OLED+908 Philips has achieved incredible brightness of 2100 nit peak while maintaining a DCI OF 99% !

P5 with AI (Artificial intelligence)

Finally, the main picture processor plays a vital role in the quality of the picture quality of any TV. Philips has introduced P5 with AI. This processor segments the image into several small sectors, like a grid and through Artificial Intelligence, it understands what the image is portraying. If the segment is portraying skin tones, nature, architecture etc.. the segment’s colour saturation, brightness etc.. are dealt with accordingly resulting in a perfect picture quality irrespective of the nature of the material.


Philips is a leading global brand in consumer electronics, and its TVs are no exception. Philips TVs offer a wide range of innovative features and benefits, including stunning picture quality, immersive sound, innovative smart TV and Ambilight technology.

Whether you`re looking for a high-end OLED TV or a more affordable LED TV, Philips has a model to suit your needs. With its commitment to innovation, Philips is always pushing the boundaries of what`s possible in TV technology.

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