Thinking of buying an LED TV, well … stop! Before you spend more than $ 1,500, you need to cut through the jargon and hype to truly understand the technology that you are actually spending your hard earned money on. TV manufacturers and the media are very good at convincing us that the latest products incorporate the most advanced technology and are must-have. Let’s face it here, for the average consumer, most of this jargon is just plain confusing.
A new line of LED TVs that hit the market with a big buzz. Samsung slipped through the backdoor and released the 7000 series line with LED technology.
That’s great … but what is this LED technology that we brag about?
Current LED TVs – The Truth The term “ LED ” stands for light emitting diode and as you may know LEDs are currently used in a lot of our devices, but as far as the current range of LED TVs goes, the actual LEDs are ONLY used for the backlight of the TV. and not the TV display itself. If you consider that current TV technology uses CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorecent Lamps), there is no doubt that an LED backlight is a more efficient form of backlighting.
However, the important point here is that the LED TV screen is actually an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), it is the backlight only made up of LEDs. So there are two major technologies used here; LCD for display and LED for backlight. In essence, a more advanced form of LCD TV.
When you compare this technology to a real LED TV. Displays such as OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) self-illuminate, using a thin inner layer of LEDs for their display only.
The fact that the term “ LED TV ” was used to describe a type of LCD TV is a crafty move on Samsung’s part, but a genius in terms of marketing, as it capitalizes on the current buzz in the market of the television of real LED TVs. like Sony’s XEL-1 OLED TV.
LCD TVs with LED backlight – The improvements Now that we’ve established that this is an LCD TV with LED backlight, let’s see how this new line of TVs improves on current TV technology such as plasma and standard LCD in 3 key areas:
1. Image quality Quite simply, the picture quality has been improved compared to standard LCD and plasma screens, as the color gamut has widened. Using light emitting diodes as a light source instead of traditional lamps provides a higher contrast ratio because the LED produces blacker blacks and whiter whites, this is the key to getting quality images at the screen.
2. Environment LED technology uses less power than current backlit TV technology, saving you money on your energy bills.
3. Thinner models. Since no conventional light source is required, LED TVs can be ultra thin, making them thin, sleek and more attractive.
Ah, make decisions If you’re in the market for a TV right now and want picture quality that is higher than the standard LCD and plasma ranges on the market today, you can’t go wrong with an LED TV.
However, if you are in no rush to buy a TV right now and need a TV that has technology that will keep it on the cutting edge, in terms of LED technology, OLED TV is the real deal. Laser TV is another option worth exploring.
Both are emerging technologies and require patience as they find their way into the market with screens sized to suit your home. These TVs may also require you to dig a little deeper into your bank balance.
The moral of the story is to understand in detail the technology behind the product before you part with your money, the choice is yours.
Source by Will Caulderwood