Though the nomenclature differs, a LED TV is essentially a LCD in itself. The actual name for a LED TV is A LED backlit LCD TV.
Both the forms of television sets make use of LCD - the Liquid Crystal Display panels to decide the position of light on your screen. Now you may wonder what is the difference actually when both of them use same display panels.
The difference lies in the back lighting. Regular LCDs have cold cathode fluorescent lamps, commonly known as CCFL while LED TV uses smaller LEDs - the Light Emitting Diodes.
Advantages of LED TV
1. Since the LEDs used for back lighting are smaller, the size of your gets thinner. Most of the popular LEDs today are almost 1 inch thin.
2. LEDs - as we are well aware of - consume less energy. So, LED TV would be a better option in terms of consumption of electricity.
3. Picture quality is enhanced in LED TVs in comparison to the ordinary LVDs. That would be because of the selective dimming used in LEDs.
4. LED TVs offer better RGB contrast. That would mean you would get a real life like picture performance.
5. Since LEDs are known to last longer and efficient in their performance, you can expect a longer life span compared to LCDs.
But, by providing you all these benefits, the LED TVs are not economical. They are easy to mount, less power hungry and offer you a great picture clarity, and all this comes with an elevated cost. If you are low on budget, a Plasma TV can be a better choice. But do remember that they are bulky and consume more power.
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