LED TVs Buying Guide 2010

LED TVs belong to the LCD family with the screen being an LCD, but the technology is very different, resulting in a dramatically different image quality. LED TVs have grown in popularity since their introduction, mainly due to their slim bezel and outstanding image quality. LED TVs have many advantages over LCD TVs and as prices are reduced, they are becoming a first choice for many.

LED Technology

An LED TV has LEDs (light emitting diode) situated at the back tendermeets app (local dimming) or along the edges (edge lit) which project light where the image requires and therefore allow for a much thinner body. Local dimming allows darker areas of the images to be dimmed to display improved contrast and black levels. The use of LED lights provides a much slimmer bezel on an LED TV than standard LCD and plasma TVs, with some models having a depth of less than inch thick. This efficient method improves image quality along with helping to care for the environment by consuming a lot less power than other formats.


LED TVs are available to buy in a wide range of sizes starting from as small as 20 inches going up to 65 inches. The viewing angle on LED’s are similar to those on an LCD. An LED Televisons with a resolution of 1920×1080 will be high definition 1080p. The technology on board produces a high quality image

The Environment

One of the great factors of LED Televisions is the dramatic reduction in power consumption in comparison to LCD TVs and Plasma TVs. Edge lit LED Televisions use the least power due to the number of LED’s used and the low power level that they require. These models still produce a very high quality image, and will save you money on your electricity bill. The average plasma TV uses 301 watts, LCD uses 111 watts and use approximately 101 watts. The materials used in LCD LED TVs are also environmentally friendly with no harmful gases used and recyclable frames. The LED lights used are mercury free which use less power, but also emit less carbon dioxide.