Shopping for a new TV can be very exciting. However, with so much choice on offer and with technology developing so fast, it can also be quite daunting. This guide explains the different technology available and some of the key features and benefits to look out for when choosing your new television.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology works by using a liquid crystal layer through which light is shone to produce the picture. The liquid crystals twist to allow light through the layer in varying strengths in each individual pixel. This creates the image on screen.
Due to the nature of liquid crystal, the reaction time can be slower than other technologies, but this is now being overcome by using motion technology to smooth the pictures and give a far superior result.
What are the benefits of LCD TVs?
Light emitting diode (LED) uses the same technology as LCD, with a layer of liquid crystal used to control the light and create the picture. The difference here is that the backlight is delivered from a series of LEDs rather than the fluorescent tubes used in conventional LCD.
What are the benefits of LED TVs?
Technology used in plasma TVs is made up of thousands of tiny cells, each containing a gas, which glows when charged by electricity. These form the pixels that make up the picture.
What are the benefits of Plasma TVs?