Differences Between LCD And LED TV
Since the much-loved Plasma format of TVs went out of production, there has been some confusion about which format is better for home viewing – there is the LCD and there’s the LED. But before we start comparing the two kinds to decide which one’s better, let’s start by explaining what these terms even mean.
Both are hi-def TVs, which means that their quality of transmission will be a great deal better than standard transmission TVs. But is there a difference really?
LCD TV, or TVs with Liquid Crystal Display TVs work on the principle of blocking or permitting light rather than emitting it. This means that an LCD TV does not make its own light, and the additional lighting is done by back lighting or edge-lighting. What this translates to is a flat panel TV that has a wide viewing angle and depending on the size, will be fit for most rooms.
On the other hand, a LED TV, or a TV that’s got a Light Emitting Diode actually makes light from electricity, thereby producing stunning picture quality. Combine this with the thinness of the average LED TV and what you have is a TV that’s a little more expensive than a standard LCD TV.
With the basic difference clear, let’s now get to the real problem – which one do you buy? We have broken down the decision to multiple determinants to help you decide.
- Brightness/Light Output
- Contrast Ratio
- Motion Blur
- Refresh Rate
- Viewing Angle
- Energy Consumption