04-28-2012 10:09 AM
Can a television be both LCD and LED? I would like to buy an LCD, but I have seen ones that are advertised as having both. Am I losing picture quality by getting a tv with both instead of just LCD?
04-28-2012 10:34 AM
Currently there are two type of flat panal TV. Plasma and LCD. There are other players on the horizon, but for now we'll discuss these.
Plasmas are called "emissive displays" because the gas itself provides the luminance. LCDs are referred to as "transmissive displays" because liquid crystals produce no luminance. Thus, they require some type of backlight.
The current lot of LED TVs ARE LCDs. They use a light emitting diode as backlighting. Older/budget LCD will use a CCFL for backlighting.
Backlight type is one of many factors that represent overall picture quality. Having an LED backlight does not guarantee a superior picture.
Hope this helps somewhat. I'll let the other regulars elaborate more.
04-30-2012 12:31 AM
Typically they will be brighter. They have a "modern" look....as in they are slim and sleek. On paper they should also have an accuracy advantage. The digital processing of the TV must match such potential.
If you're a person that's looking to be on the cutting edge, you buy LED. Nuff said.
01-25-2013 07:47 PM
01-25-2013 07:51 PM
But is there is any noticeable difference if a television has both LCD and LED? Because I have only bought an LCD tv in the past.
Good article here:
Don't shy away from CCFL LCD's just because the tech is older and the TV's are thicker. You can save a few bucks and get a very good image.
02-08-2013 03:50 AM
I can't stand LED pictures. They look okay in the showroom but the colors are waay off. Be open minded to a plasma.
02-12-2013 03:14 PM