Does LED TV Technology Make a Difference?

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LED TVLEDs bring a great variety of benefits to the flat-screen scene, some you can live without, while some are absolutely essential to have. Now that the price seems to have taken the plunge, it’s comfortable to say that one would have to think hard to come up with reasons not to buy a LED TV.

LED TVs are nothing more than a TFT TV with a row of white light-emitting diodes along the edges rather than a fluorescent lamp tube. It sounds like a simple change, but as you might have guessed, the consequences affect many areas.

First of all, the question of image quality. I consider it to be a main aspect when choosing a flat-screen TV for the next three to five years. It simply can’t be ignored, because it’s what you’ll be looking at for a few hundred to thousand hours. LEDs emit a better approximation of the ideal white color spectrum than light tubes, and that’s what makes them one level better. With a cleaner white light to modulate, engineers at Samsung could finally implement a few tweaks to the TFT panel to get more accurate colors. Some people claim to notice no substantial difference between the two technologies, but I don’t think the nicer blacks and more vibrant colors can be missed.

The second most important aspect to consider is the power consumption. The TV goes for a few hours in the typical household, which brings up the point of energy efficiency as a key factor. A typical Samsung LED TV will consume 30 to 40 percents less energy at peak performance than a light tube lit TFT, which is likely to show in the energy bill, should the TV be a significant part of the power consumption of your household.

LED TVs also last longer, and not just a little longer. The typical last series LED Samsung TV contains LEDs that are rated for 100,000 work hours. It does sound like an arbitrary estimation, but I like to think of it as a safety cushion against unforeseen events, such as power surges and excessive heat. Both of which are responsible for shortened life-expectancy in LEDs. Other than heat, LEDs can withstand a great deal of physical shocks, vibration, fall, dust, humidity and cold.

All three reasons greatly contribute to my stance on LED TVs. I think the higher price tag they often bear is just a deposit you get back in the form of reduced energy bills, should you have the TV for long enough. With that said, I’d like you to take your time and conduct your own research in the matter to be able to make an educated choice when you’re about to spend a couple hundred dollars on your next flat-screen.

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