LCD TV vs. LED TV

An LED TV uses less power, provides a brighter display with better contrast, a thinner panel, and lesser heat dissipation than a conventional LCD TV. This is because an LED TV uses light-emitting diodes for backlighting as opposed to the CCFLs of conventional LCD TVs. The display of an LED TV is not an LED display, so a more technically correct name for it would be "LED-backlit LCD television."

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Thickness Minimum 1 inch LED edge backlit LCD TVs are thinner than CCFL LCD TVs. Often less than 1 inch.
Power consumption Require less power to operate compared to plasma, but more than OLED TVs LED-lit LCD TVs consume less power around 70% compared to plasma TVs.
Screen size 13 - 57 inches Up to 90 inches
Burn-in Not an issue Burn-in is very rare
Cost Much cheaper $100 (small size and very low end) - $25,000
Life span 50,000 - 100, 000 hours Around 100,000 hours
Viewing angle Up to 165°, Picture suffers from the side The brightness and color on LCD TVs shift noticeably over the screen and depending on viewing angle
Mechanism Backlight covered by a layer of liquid crystals Light emitting diodes
Backlight Yes Yes

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edit Picture Quality

Even though some say the picture quality of an LED TV is better, there is no straight answer for which has better picture quality since both TVs use the same kind of screen. For instance, a higher-end LCD TV can have a better quality than a low-end LED TV, but if you look at high-end models of either TV, the picture quality will be comparable.

edit Color

An LED TV offers more colors, especially ones that use RGB-LED backlighting.

edit Dynamic contrast

RGB Dynamic LEDs show truer blacks and whites and thus get higher dynamic contrast ratio (which is desirable in a TV), at the cost of less detail in small bright objects on a dark background (such as star fields)

edit Slim frame

Edge-LED backlighting technique allows an LCD TV to be extremely thin. LED televisions that are only 1 inch thick are also available.

edit Power Consumption

LED TVs use energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LED) for backlighting. These consume less power than cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) used in traditional LCD televisions. Power savings are typically 20-30%.

edit Videos explaining the differences

This video explains the basic difference in backlighting techniques in traditional LCD and LED TVs.

This video talks about the technology differences between LCD and LED televisions.

edit Price

On average, LED TVs are priced higher than traditional LCD TVs that use CCFLs for backlighting.

The Amazon's Best Sellers' list for LCD TVs has a wide range of TVs ranging starting from $100 all the way up to a few thousand.

LED TVs are the most popular and also come in a wide range of prices from $120 and up, as seen on the Amazon's Best Sellers' list for LED TVs.

edit Types

edit Types of LED TVs

There are 3 types of LED TVs based on their backlighting methods:

edit Types of LCD TVs

There are 3 kinds of LCD TVs:

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May 9, 2014, 5:40pm

LED is the best

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