August 23, 2010

SO What’s the difference between LED, LCD and Plasma?

Plasma – Deeper blacks and more vibrant colours If you love to watch football on a huge screen, then a Plasma TV is your most affordable, value-for-money option. Price is its advantage—particularly with the larger screen sizes. In fact, it's quite possible to get a larger display compared to an LCD of similar pricing.

It produces deeper blacks than an LCD, which equates to better contrast ratios and more details in dimly-lit scenes. However, it consumes more energy than both LCDs and LEDs. It can also be viewed easily from all angles, making it a hit with pubs and bars that screen live games.

LCD – Higher resolution for more details LCDs are a popular choice, particularly now that Blu-ray is really taking off. Most have a higher resolution, which means you'll be able to enjoy movies and games in high-definition, right down to every minute detail. They use less power than Plasmas, and tend to work best in well-lit rooms.

As LCDs use plastic instead of glass in their screens, they are also lighter than Plasmas, making it easier to move around or mount on walls. However, unlike Plasmas, there is a slight image fade when viewed from the sides.

LED – Ultra-slim and powerful design LEDs are the priciest among all HDTVs, and for good reason. LED technology allows manufacturers to create the slimmest displays yet, without compromising on performance. In fact, it offers the best of all worlds—the performance of a Plasma, the resolution of an LCD and the beauty of LED design. What's more, it offers an extended panel life, and consumes the least amount of power amongst the three. For the best TV experience, the LED TV is highly recommended.

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