Television manufacturers are continually working to find new technologies to enhance the way we view our favourite TV shows, movies and computers games in order to keep ahead of the competition. The latest invention to be born out of this race is the LED Television.
With the LED TV advertising bombardment that consumers are under, informed and impartial LED TV information is what consumers need to arm themselves with in order to make an informed choice when it comes to purchasing their next high definition television. Hopefully this article will go some way towards answering some of the questions and provide a mini LED TV guide.
The first thing the consumer should know is that the term LED TV is perhaps a little misleading. It makes it sound like the methods used to display the picture in LCD TVs have been superseded by a display primarily based on LEDs. This is not the case, however LEDs are what is behind the improvement of picture quality that this new breed of television produces.
The LED television is actually still based around an LCD but rather than using fluorescent lamps to provide the back or side light that makes the image on the LCD panel visible, it now uses many LEDs to provide the light source for the LCD panel. Using LEDs in this way might sound like a rather insignificant fact, however the improvements that result form their use should not be under played.
LEDs have qualities which improve the operation and design of LCD based TVs. Firstly the light which is produced by LEDs is of a better quality when compared to that of fluorescent lights. The light is ‘whiter’ which has the effect of producing more realistic and natural colours on the display. The contrast ratios have also been increased massively meaning that very bright whites and dark blacks can now be produced.
Next, because of their small size when compared to fluorescent lamps, LEDs allow for the design of ultra thin televisions. Some of the televisions on the market are unbelievably slim, measuring approx 2.5cm in thickness.
Lastly the use LEDs have made the power hungry LCD TV in to a more eco-friendly TV. The power consumption of is said to be reduced by up to 50% when compared with equivalent plasma and LCD TVs. If this fact does not interest you then the money that is saved on electricity bills over the life of owning an LED TV should.
Though LED TVs might not exactly be what you thought they were, one way or another they have definitely raised the bar when it comes to high definition television.
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