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LED-TV

With the advent of LED TV’s, people are jumping wagons and leaving their LCD TV’s behind. While most do this just to follow trend or to keep up with the latest technology, most lack logical reasoning or understanding when making the choice. So, in order to understand why LED TV’s are better than their LCD counterparts, we will quickly discuss both technologies.

First, LCD TV’s are backlit by CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent) lamps that are always on. This can cause fatigue and stress to your vision with prolonged use, not to mention more power usage and less longevity due to their being on all the time. Shortly speaking, this is not the most effective or efficient system anymore.

On the flip side, LED TV‘s are backlit by an array of LEDs (light emitting diodes) either directly behind the screen or along the edge of the screen. LED’s are brighter, longer lasting and also more power efficient. They also allow local dimming which enables higher contrast rates, therefore creating more vivid experiences, and saving energy at the same time.

Of course, you could take this a step further and settle with an OLED (organic light emitting diode) TV. It is backlit by  passing an electric current through an electroluminescent film, which produces far better colors and much higher contrasts. Not to mention that it also enables screens so thin and flexible it would put shame into catwalk models and gymnasts. It’s the dopest of the dopest but it’s expensive.

However, apart from the backlighting, LED TV’s are generally still LCD TV’s. Maybe it’s more appropriate to call them LCD LED’s or LED LCD’s. So don’t get tricked by the lack of descriptive labels. They are only better in terms of backlighting, not necessarily in overall picture processing or chip performance, which is another subject we may discuss in the near future.

For examples of some of the best LCD TV’s we have covered you could visit this page and here’s another page for LED TV‘s.

Given that, price wise the difference between the two is rather nominal (unless you’re getting an OLED TV) these days that it’s not such a big deal anymore. So if you are getting a new TV for your bedroom, living room, or even your kitchen we would lean towards recommending an LED TV instead of an LCD TV, although you probably don’t really need one over the other as much as you think.

Top Four Quality Televisions at Budget Prices

by Jeremiah on October 18, 2013

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One of the good things about the rapid advancement of technology these days is that if you’re thinking about cheap televisions, you don’t really have to skimp on quality.

The variety of televisions and the rate at which newer models are released means that there is a plethora of quality-build televisions that you can choose from. You need to resist the temptation to buy the biggest screen you can afford though -instead, you must consider the image and sound quality, as well as the the software and the connection options.

Toshiba 22D1334B

In terms of a compact package that offers you solid entertainment, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal beyond this Toshiba model. If you already have a television set elsewhere in your home, you can set this model up with an HD receiver to stream HD content to your screen from across the house. – I think this is a bit too techy and would need additional equipment so can we amend to “It’s ideal for kitchens or bedrooms, and with an integrated DVD player it’s versatile too”

A built-in Freeview digital TV is included, which gives you access to up to 50 digital channels and 24 radio stations. It features HDMI, USB, SCART as well as PC inputs, giving it versatile connectivity.

Toshiba 32L4353DB

Toshiba’s 32-inch LED TV with fully integrated Freeview offers cutting-edge picture quality, great colours and handy features like USB multi-playback. It comes with all the trimmings, including Active Motion and Resolution Technology, which enhances movement in fast-moving scenes.

The integrated Freeview lends up to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations. The ports and connections are great too, with USB capability for video and music playback. It also has multiple HDMI ports, so you don’t have to get a splitter if you want to share the port between your video game console as well as your Blu-Ray player.

Digihome 32165LED

This Digihome LED TV is a pretty strong all-rounder. Featuring a built-in Freeview tuner like the sets mentioned above, you can enjoy Freeview and other HD content with this screen’s lavish edge-lit LED technology. It’s received an A-grade in its energy rating and its power consumption during standby is less than 0.5 Watts.

It features one HDMI port, a SCART socket and a USB port, too. You’ll be able to connect to your Blu-ray player, your games consoles, cameras and memory drives.

Panasonic TXL24XM6B

If you’re looking for something that saves on space but doesn’t compromise on quality by doing so, then this is the set you want. While there are other smaller HD screens out there that are LED-powered, this one stands out from the crowd by including an IPS Alpha panel to provide a truly high-image quality, with rich colours.

Apart from the integrated Freeview channels, you’ll have 2 HDMI ports, which means you can connect a Blu-ray player as well as a video game console (or your computer).

LG MT93 27-Inch 3D IPS Personal Smart TV

by Isaiah on March 12, 2013

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LG has recently unveiled their newest 3D IPS Personal Smart TV, the MT93. Designed for individuals who desire a big viewing experience without the big footprint, this new 27-inch Personal Smart TV provides 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 5ms (GTG) response time. It also comes with two built-in 7W stereo speakers (3D Sound Zooming), 2x HDMI ports (MHL ready), 3x USB ports (Media, Keyboard/Mouse) and a LAN port. The MT93 will be introduced this month in Europe followed by other select regions worldwide. [LG]

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 11 Smart TV

by Johan on October 13, 2012

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 11 Smart TV

Bang & Olufsen has rolled out the new BeoVision 11 Smart TV. Available in 40-inch, 46-inch and 55-inch models, this Smart TV features a full high definition 1080p resolution. The BeoVision 11 works in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen’s BeoRemote app, that enables you to transform your iPad or Android tablet into a trackpad keyboard. The BeoVision 11 provides six HDMI ports, Ethernet and a pair of USB ports. The 40-inch model retails for $7,748. [Slashgear]

Sony KD-84X9000 84-inch 3D 4K TV

by Johan on September 28, 2012

Sony KD-84X9000 84-inch 3D 4K TV

Sony has introduced its new 3D 4K TV in the Japanese market. Dubbed as the Sony KD-84X9000, it is equipped with (4K) BRAVIA LED and Sony’s X-Reality PRO Picture Engine for BRAVIA TV that optimizes image processing for digital broadcast, Blu-ray disc and other high resolution materials. The Sony KD-84X9000 will be released in Japan at the end of November 2012. [Sony]

Vizio CinemaWide 58-inch 21:9 HDTV Price Cut

by Johan on September 24, 2012

Vizio CinemaWide 58-inch 21:9 HDTV Price Cut

Vizio has started selling the new Cinemawide 58-inch 21:9 HDTV for just $2,000. For your info, the original price was $2,500. As a reminder, the Vizio Cinemawide HDTV is equipped with Edge Lit Razor LED backlight technology, offering a resolution of 2560 x 1080 (1080p) and 1.07 billion (10-bit) colours. The HDTV also features built-in dual-band WiFi and the enhanced Bluetooth remote with keyboard. [Geeky-gadgets]

Sony XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K TV

by Johan on August 31, 2012

Sony XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K TV

Sony has unveiled its first 4K TV namely the XBR-84X900. The 84-inch 4K TV provides a 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, which is four times the resolution of Full HD. The Sony XBR-84X900 features a 10-driver stereo speaker system, passive 3D viewing and the included 3D glasses. Additionally, it has full network connectivity, allowing users to control the XBR-84X900 via a tablet or a smartphone with the downloadable Media Remote App. [Akihabara]

LG TM2792 Personal Smart TV

by Johan on August 26, 2012

LG TM2792 Personal Smart TV

The LG TM2792 27-inch Personal Smart TV has been unveiled at IFA 2012 in Berlin. The TM2792 features the company’s latest technologies such as SmartShare that enables you to browse and share files with laptops, smartphones and external hard drives via screen sharing with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi). It also provides LG Smart TV functionality, CINEMA 3D, CINEMA SCREEN Design, DLNA support and a pair of HDMI ports. The LG TM2792 Personal Smart TV will be released in Europe next month. [FarEastGizmos]

LG To Release The World's First 84-inch Ultra Definition 3D TV

LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the world’s first 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV in South Korea. The LG UD 3D TV is powered by the company’s advanced Triple XD Engine, offering a superb picture quality with 8 million pixels per frame. It is four times the resolution (3840×2160) of existing Full HD TV panels. The LG UD 3D TV also provides a 2.2 Speaker System that comprises of two 10W speakers and two 15W woofers. LG will release the 84-inch UD 3D TV in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America next month. [Press Release]

Toshiba REGZA Dynamic 40S5 40-inch LED-backlight TV

Toshiba has rolled out the REGZA Dynamic 40S5 affordable 40-inch LED-backlight TV in the Japanese market. Priced at 85,000 Yen ($1,090), the new LED-backlight TV features the REGZA Engine and a 5,100,000 dynamic contrast ratio. The REGZA Dynamic 40S5 also provides a digital TV tuner, a USB HDD recording mode and a built-in Stereo speaker. [Ubergizmo]