Thinking about buying a new flat panel television? There are several different types of televisions you can purchase that can provide the picture and sound quality you desire. The different types of available televisions include liquid-crystal display televisions (LCD), LED televisions and plasma televisions. There are other types of televisions on the horizon but none of these have reached wide spread consumer use. Below we talk about these three different types of televisions and some of their comparative strengths and weaknesses. After reading this article you should have more information to help you decide not just between LED vs LCD but also plasma TVs as well.
LED Television Strengths and Weaknesses
Modern LED televisions have stunning picture and sound quality second to none. They also come in the slimmest designs and offer the amazing contrast ratios. LED televisions are in fact just LCD screens with LEDs (light emitting diodes) behind the screen for illumination. There are two different ways LED television designers do this, either by using LEDs across the entire screen, or just around the edge of the screen. The second method is called edge-lit and uses a diffusion panel to disperse light evenly.
State-of-the-art LED televisions are also environmentally-friendly, often consuming up to fifty percent less energy than the latest Energy Star requirements. LED televisions also work well in all lighting conditions and offer the latest 3D television experience for your viewing enjoyment. Lightweight and often mountable on the wall, modern LED televisions can be found in any size you desire.
LCD Televisions Still Sell the Most
By far the most widely sold and used kind of television set on the market, modern LCD televisions provide a sharp, clear picture and sound quality loved by millions of television watchers around the planet. This fact makes it easier to find LCD televisions at a price you find agreeable, than plasma televisions in many cases, which hasn’t always been the situation in the past. Plasma televisions are also not as good for gaming, according to many people that have bought a plasma television to use as a gaming screen.
Plasma Televisions Still Provide the Best Sports Watching Picture Quality
Plasma television screens actually use small cells of xenon and neon sandwiched between two glass plates to provide illumination to light up the screen. This method offers a bright, crisp image on extra large screens that other methods don’t provide in many cases. If you’re looking to purchase a really large television, a plasma television might be your best bet.
Many sports watchers report that plasma television are the best for watching live high definition sports coverage. The definition of the images on a plasma television are amazing to witness while watching your favourite sports team perform. Many modern plasma televisions are also 3D capable.
You now have a little more information concerning LED televisions, LCD televisions and plasma televisions to help you decide which to purchase. You should be able to make a more informed decision concerning the type of television you should purchase using this information.