If you recently shopped for a television, you may have noticed there are two main options across most brands: LED and LCD. Despite being marketed as two distinct products, these televisions are quite similar. LCD stands for liquid crystal display, and an LED is an LCD screen that is backlit by low-emission diode (LED) bulbs.
Comparing & Contrasting LED & LCD TVs
As previously stated, these two televisions have the same basic structure. Both use a liquid crystal display, which is similar to that of a plasma TV. However, LCD televisions use cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for backlighting, while LED televisions use LED bulbs.
Because LED bulbs are capable of dimming, they provide a better contrast and resolution than LCD TVs. The CCFL bulbs used in LCD screens do not dim and remain the same intensity at all times, which can cause certain images to appear washed out or unclear. The configuration of these bulbs also allows LED TVs to be thinner and more pliable than their LCD counterparts.
Which Should You Purchase?
Traditional LCD televisions are slowly being phased out. LED models are thinner, feature a longer life span, and are less likely to need TV service and repair over time. LEDs are also available in much larger sizes (up to 90 inches), while LCD screens generally cap at 60 inches. If you are on a budget, however, an LCD unit may be the right choice for you, as it is less expensive than an LED system.
If you want more information on the different types of televisions or need repairs on your unit, contact Mason TV Repair at (513) 305-4797. The team is familiar with all the latest devices and will offer their expertise wherever you need it. To learn more about their TV services, visit them online today.