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5 Differences You Must Know Between LCD and LED TVs

Television has seen a lot of groundbreaking inventions in the last few years. Today, TV Brands are investing more and more time into research, technologies and other key areas to enhance the overall TV viewing experience for their global customers.

Let’s face the fact that the much loved standard plasma TV has already been outdated. With the invention of high definition televisions, terms like LCD and LED become the topic of debate deciding which one is better.

Before we get to the actual parameters and features that set a LED apart from LED, let’s start with the basic definitions of both terms.

LCD is a Liquid crystal display which blocks the light rather than emitting it. In simple words, it does not have the ability to create its own light and the additional lighting is done by edge lighting or back lightening.

On the other hand, A LED or Light emitting displays have the ability to create its own light with the help of its light emitting diode. This allows your televisions to create stunning picture quality.

Now let’s discuss the other major differences between a standard LCD TV and LED TV.

Brightness/Light Output

Since a LED has a light emitting diode that actually makes light from electricity, it is brighter than any standard LCD display.

This high bright displays can cause excessive fatigue to the viewer’s eyes that why they come with protective anti-glare and anti-reflective coatings.

Contrast Ratio & Resolution

Contrast ratio is the difference in luminescence between the brightest and the darkest parts of the screen.

A Standard LCD usually has poor contrast ratio as compared to that of a LED TV.  This is because of the light emitting diode in LED TVs that dims the darker part while keeping the brighter parts as they are.

A higher contrast ratio means a better picture that looks more detailed and has more depth to provide a more realistic experience.

Motion Blur and Refresh Rate

Motion blur is something that an LCD or LED TV suffer despite constant improvements made in refresh rates. Plasma TV has a slight upper hand in this point as it manages to deal with motion blur with great finesse.

Unless you are playing any high-resolution game on your television, you will hardly notice any difference between the refresh rates of an LCD and LED TV. The processor of a LED or LCD TV  is not strong enough in order to deal with moving images without blurring them.

Most of the people do not have any kind of complaint regarding motion blur and refresh rate as it is very hard to notice.

Viewing Angle

Plasma television is the best when it comes to deciding the better viewing angles. Though has been a lot of recent developments in LED TV, they still offer a narrower viewing cone or angle because of their anti-glare coatings.

So an LCD TV still has better viewing angle that modern LED TV.

Energy Consumption

The major reason for the shift from standard plasma televisions to LCD and LED TV was the energy consumption. Though LED televisions to consume less electricity but with the more tech involved, they will cost you slightly expensive so an LCD TV could be a better choice if you are looking to save your bill.

So these were the 5 most important things you must consider while upgrading your TV. If you have a budget and looking for a better TV viewing experience then a LED would be the best choice for you. If not, an LCD is available in a more affordable price range.