Television sets have come a long way since the first time it has been invented. In not more than half a century, the entertainment tastes of the people have changed drastically, and the television has transformed from its huge wooden-cased with vague black-and-white pictures; to its more contemporary colored version and slim, sleek, high-definition, Internet-connected television set. Today, the television sets appear stylish, flat rectangular boxes filled with sharp, bright, elegant moving images along with plops of colors made up of lots of pixels that arrest even the tiniest details in each object, creating images whose gaudiness, complexity, and extents challenge authenticity itself.
Now days LED and LCD TVs are the most common types of television sets that are available in the market. So, the first question that comes to the mind of the consumers when they plan to purchase a TV is to choose which one LED or LCD? Mentioned below are the differences between LCD and LED televisions:
- The LCD television uses a Liquid Crystal Display technology where the crystals permit, or obstruct the light, to generate images on the screen when the electric passes through it. The light basically comes from fluorescent lights placed at the back of the screen. On the other hand LED TV uses light emitting diodes located at the back of the screen. In addition to this, the LED lighting can be of two types: Full-Array lighting and Edge lighting.
- Compared to LCD’s, the LED television sets consume less power and thus can help the user to save a lot of money on their utility bills.
- The thickness of LCD televisions is minimum 1 inch while on the other hand the LED televisions are often less than 1 inch.
- Coming to the screen size of the television; the LCD televisions can range from 13 to 57 inches while the screen size of LED television can reach up to 90 inches.
- Both LED and LCD television have a life span of approximately 100,000 hours but the LED television sets are a bit more expensive that the LCD television sets.
- Certain LED TVs are there that uses a modern technique named micro dimming or local dimming, which differs the backlight in various parts of the screen to give dimmer, better-off blacks and livelier whites where necessary. Even though this technology can be found on direct-lit sets, but today, the same technology is being incorporated in the edge-lit models as well.
If you are now confused as to which television set to invest on LED or LCD; then obviously your choice should depend on your budget, preference, efficiency and size and your home entertainment requirements. When you are planning to buy a TV set, do not fall for the marketing propaganda, and do not spend your money based on defective logic; instead you should ideally follow the below mentioned tips:
- Understand the technical specifications of the TV sets
- Choose the TV screen size that will be apt for your room size
- Consider the price, web access, satellite ready, HDMI ready and add-on device ports when comparing television sets.
If you are planning to buy the television sets online, search around for special deals and offers on the TV set you have selected. Also make sure that the web page url of the online portal starts with ‘https’ instead of ‘http’. The http is not at all preferred as it is not a secured connection while https specifies that all your communications between your website and the browser are encrypted.