LCD Vs. LED TV’s Whats the Difference?

Posted: January 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

The latest and what some people think is the greatest TV is the LED/LCD TV. There are many misconceptions about this technology and hopefully I can clear some of that up for you today. Some people think the LED TV’s are its own technology, however, that is not the case. In fact, LED is just another LCD TV with some upgraded features.

LED stands for light emitting diode. The way I like to explain this technology to my customers is very simple. I relate the LED technology to flashlights. Have you ever seen an LED flashlight or keychain? If you have (which most people have) you will know it is quite a bit brighter than your normal flashlight or keychain. This is the same for TVs. LED televisions are LCD televisions. I know this may sound confusing but this is how it works. Both technologies use an LCD panel (LCD guts) the only difference between the two is that the LED TV uses LED lights to light the image instead of a florescent light which regular LCD televisions use. The benefit of the LED lights is that it will give you a brighter picture, better black levels, and will last longer. The TV itself will also be thinner than a regular LCD TV.

To summarize, LED televisions are in fact LCD televisions with a different lighting source. It is very confusing how manufactures will advertise this technology. When a TV is referred to as an LED TV all that means is the lights are LED lights instead of fluorescent lights. You will however get a better picture with the LED technology and they should last longer than your regular LCD technology.


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