The new smart TVs seem to be all similar in the current vast market. However, there are differences among the various sorts such as the LCD, LED and OLED TVs. The difference is technical obviously, and depends on what sort of technology has been used to create their respective screens which leads to picture quality difference.
Now, if you are on the lookout for a great quality latest model of smart TV, then it is essential to know the difference among these different display technologies. When most are aware of at least about the names – LCD and LED TVs if not the exact difference, many are still not aware of the OLED TVs. Well, the OLED TVs are the upcoming thing, which is supposed to become the rage soon enough. So what are the OLED TVs and how are they different than the other smart TVs – LCDs and LEDs? Let us look into it, so that you can decide whether to invest in an OLED TV or not.
What’s the difference? – LCD, LED, OLED
The LCD TVs utilize ‘Liquid Crystal Display’ technology which is also utilized on most new smart TVs including the LCD TVS and LED TVs. The LCD technology has replaced the old and bulky Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) display that was used for televisions and computer monitors. LCD technology utilizes two sheets of polarizing panels with liquid crystal solution placed in-between them which offers better quality visuals with better clarity as well as efficiency.
Now, while the LCD TVS use fluorescent backlighting, the LED TVs use Light Emitting Diodes or LED lights that light up the LCD screen. This makes the LED TVs better with enhanced color, higher contrast, greater sharpness and richness with even better power efficiency. Now, the OLED TVs are different than the LCD and LED TVs, as these use Organic Light Emitting Diode or OLEDs which have self illuminated pixels and don’t need back lighting making these lighter and slimmer. Both LEDs and OLEDs are very much similar and work on the same basic principles, but they function differently on large screen TV sets.
So, while LCD TVs are pretty much out of the question and are simply inferior to the LEDs, we are going to consider the difference between the LED and the OLED TVs to find out which is better among these.
LED and OLED Technology
LED TVs use LEDs as backlight to light up the pixels of an LCD panel, since liquid crystals don’t emit any light on their own. There are three types of LED technology primarily used by LED TV manufacturers, including white-edge LEDs, LED arrays, and dynamic LEDs.
On the other hand, the OLED TVs utilize organic material – carbon to offer more realistic images by using real light source. Thus, this technology is best for larger screens as this technology allows the screens to be lighter despite larger size while retain consistent even color throughout the screen, even in the widest viewing angle. There are two types of OLED technology as well, namely RGB and White OLED. Among these the later, or the While OLED technology is supposed to be superior.
The Differences between LED and OLED TVs
The following are the specific differences between the LEDTVs and OLED TVs. Depending on the below, one can easily decide which one to invest in – LEDs or OLEDs.
- The main difference between an LED TV and an OLED TV is that the pixels of an OLED TV are self illuminated, while the LEDs are used as backlighting on an LED TV to light up an LCD display.
- LED TVs are presently less expensive as compared to the OLED TVs, though the price point of the OLED TVs is expected drop significantly as well.
- OLED TVs offer a wider viewing angle as against the LED TVs. OLED technology also ensure that colors do not appear washed out when the picture is viewed from extreme viewing angles.
- OLED technology allows the manufacturer to develop larger, lighter as well as slimmer displays as compared to the LED TVs.
- OLED TVs produce the deepest blacks on picture quality than any other modern flat-screen TV, namely LCDs and LEDs.
- OLED TVs produce better colors offering more realistic and vibrant picture quality. However, this difference might seem to be negligible when compared to latest Full High Definition LED TVs.
- While LED TVs consume lesser power than the LCD TVs, the OLED TVs are even more power efficient than the LED TVs, which makes OLED TVs the best energy efficient TVs.
Different OLED TVs
Among OLED TVs also there are two types of screens available – namely PMOLED and AMOLED. While AMOLED displays are primarily used in latest smartphones, PMOLED are more widely used on the current OLED TVs.
The PMOLED displays are easier to develop and thus costs less, which make the OLED TVs using this display more affordable than those which use AMOLED displays that are very difficult to produce and are thus expensive.
While the LCD and LED TVs are widely available and increasingly used replacing the old TV sets, the OLED technology is just emerging in TVs, while it is more commonly used on smartphones, primarily owing to their cost. While OLED TVs are simply better than the LEDs, as they can offer better and richer picture quality even on larger screen sizes while also keeping the weight and bulk of the TV lesser than LEDs. This technology is expected to get cheaper in near future, which will make them better alternatives to LCD, LED and plasma TVs. However, until that happens the OLED TV will have to be obtained at a steeper price than any advanced, good quality LED TV.
It is very evident from the above discussion that anyone who is looking for the best quality high definition TV with great picture quality for a wholesome TV viewing experience should consider an OLED or an advanced quality LED TV, while the LCD TVs are more on the path of oblivion already. For those who have a nose for the latest technology and better quality – OLED TVs are the pick owing to its latest technology and conveniences, even though it is currently expensive.
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