Since the dawn of the high definition television, many are wondering which viewing screens work best for their Home Entertainment system. HDTV has already been in the market for a decade or so but the prices for them are prohibitive and only now that either people are willing to spend for them or due to the large supply of these sets, prices have been within reach of the common man. If you are one of the many who wants a piece of this digital technology but donâ€™t know if an LCD or LED HDTV will work for your viewing needs, hereâ€™s a quick comparison.
LCD or liquid crystal display has a slimmer and lighter feature than the common screens and it often emits better picture quality especially in its sharpness and clarity features. You can find this type of display also in cellular phones, computer monitors, digital frames and other viewing image devices. And unlike the televisions before, LCD TVs have a flat screen so there will be no signs of screen â€œburn inâ€ and picture distortion. In addition to that, the picture can be viewed 87 degrees from each side since the viewing angle of an LCD is 175 degrees. When the HDTV is powered on, it utilizes backlighting for LCD screen displays. This would often result to loss of imaging details.
Light Emitting Diodes or LED HDTV is an LCD screen yet by its description, it does not use fluorescent lights for backlighting. This is why LED HDTVâ€™s are skinnier than the 2.5â€ LCD TVs; it can only be as thick as 1.5â€. One benefit of LED HDTV is it is environmentally-friendly as it consumes less energy yet it can last longer than any other television screens. The only problem is that LED HDTV costs an arm and a leg, however if you feel that vivid imagery and awesome display are worth the price, then itâ€™s skyâ€™s the limit when it comes to selections. This type of HDTV is made with local dimming and RGB LEDs that enhances images and improves contrast ratio and color accuracy.
Before purchasing an LED HDTV though, try to read some HDTV reviews for price comparison and technical innovations of each brand. There may be manufacturers who claim they are using LED screens but in reality they are using low-end image processing engine.