Ever since the high definition television is introduced to the market, it greatly affected the home entertainment industry, as people would often inquire which type of viewing screen is applicable for them. HDTV has already been in the market for a decade or so but the prices for them are prohibitive and only now that either people are willing to spend for them or due to the large supply of these sets, prices have been within reach of the common man. Digital technology has progressed so much that it afforded people with choices of either LCD or LED HDTV, and if you are in a quandary as to what to pick, here’s a brief rundown for both.

LCD or Liquid Crystal Display is thinner and lighter than the common screens and it provides better picture when it comes to sharpness and clarity. The other gadgets that use this kind of technology are cellular phones, computer monitors, digital frames and other devices that need to view images. The LCD TV’s of today come in a flat screen unlike the television of yester years that come in box types that result in “burn in” screens and picture distortion. Since the LCD comes in a flat screen with a viewing angle of 175 degrees, television programs can be viewed at 87 degrees from each side. The problem with LCD screen displays is it utilizes backlighting when the HDTV is powered on. This would often result to loss of imaging details.

For LED HDTV, it still utilize LCD screen but instead of fluorescent lights, it uses light emitting diodes for backlight. This would result to a slimmer frame for LED HDTV coming in at 1.5” as compared to the 2.5” LCD TVs. Another advantage of LED HDTV is that it consumes less energy and can last longer than any other TV screens. Unfortunately, it is more expensive but if you are willing to shell out big bucks for brighter picture and awesome display you can be sure that LED HDTV is the better choice. If you want to see enhanced images and improve contrast ratio and color accuracy, this is the LED HDTV for you since it made with local dimming and RGB LEDs.

Check out HDTV reviews before buying a LED HDTV so you can compare prices and technological features of every brand. There may be manufacturers who claim they are using LED screens but in reality they are using low-end image processing engine.