How to pick the right display LCD or LED – video

There are so many choices available for display technology these days and for many, it is hard to know what display is the best for them and what they want to do.  There are so many acronyms that confuse many such as LCD and LED, and OLED.  When we go to purchase a new TV or a new display for our computers, the amount of choices and technologies can make the decision difficult.  Many have been left wondering, what are the differences in the way LCD works vs LED and what about OLED?

LCD technology has been around for a while and generally involves a Liquid Crystal Display that is lit via a backlight of fluorescent lighting that creates the display image.  LED lit TVs and displays usually have an LCD panel that is lit with LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting which is more efficient and can, depending on the type of LED lighting, make the display brighter and crisper.  OLED or (organic light emitting diode) technology works without a backlight and so it can truly be paper thin and use less power.  Many of the new Smart TVs use the OLED technology and are extremely thin as well as extremely expensive.

Display technology has certainly come a long way and there are tons of choices out there for consumers which is usually a good thing.  So which is the best?  Best is in many cases a relative word.  The best choice for one may not be the best choice for another.  One thing is for sure, the newest technology is always the most expensive.  If you are looking for the bleeding edge display that will certainly impress, the paper thin Smart TV might be the best option, however, if you are looking for a good middle road, then you might consider an LCD or LED backlit display.

Take a look at the video below, which helps to explain the differences between the types of technologies.

[via lcdvslcdtv]

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