Choosing a new TV can sometimes be a difficult process, especially for those who don’t know a lot about technology. For many people, a TV is a TV, so being faced with so many choices can be extremely overwhelming. If you’ve been considering purchasing a new one and you’ve been searching around, it’s likely that you’ve come across the terms LCD and LED before.

LCD? LED? What is the difference? Which has better quality? Why should you choose one over the other?  Let us make it a little easier for you.

LCD vs LED?

LCD stands for “Liquid Crystal Display” and is a flat screen that uses the light modulating features of liquid crystal. The lifespan of an LCD is predicted to be around 60,000 hours of use.

On the other hand, an LED (Light Emitting Diode)TV uses light emitting diodes as backlighting, and is estimated to last for up to 100,000 hours.

It’s All About The Screen Quality

Let’s be honest. One of the most important factors in purchasing a new TV is how good the screen and image quality is. Whilst both come in lots of different sizes, an LED can go up to 90”. They also offer fantastic back displays and have higher colour accuracy. LCD screens are more likely to reflect more.

For the gamers out there, LEDs have a higher quality video playback and a sharper display. However, ghost images are less likely with an LCD.

So which should you choose?

All in all, whilst both have their advantages, we would have to say that an LED definitely has the more advanced technology and a much better picture quality. However, they are more expensive. Although the underdog, LCD TVs are still popular, due to being good value at generally a much lower price.

Cheap TVs specialise in the provision of high quality television sets at competitive prices. They pride themselves on having a fantastic selection of the best TVs on the market.

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